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Judging panel 2017

Peter Andrews, Alarm
James Crask, Head of Risk, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
Ant Gould, Director of Faculties, CII
Michael Lawrence, Senior Manager: ERM Operations and Reporting, Rolls-Royce plc.
Kevin Morecroft, Head of Risk, Skanska
Phillip Pearson, Chief Executive, International Institute of Risk and Safety Management
Edward Sankey, Director, Larocourt Risk, and Past Chairman of the Institute of Operational Risk
Andrew Sheen, Operational Risk Regulatory Advisory, Credit Suisse, and fellow of the Institute of Operational Risk (IOR)
Kathy Slowther, Insurance and Risk Manager, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
John Whittaker, Chief Risk Officer Ops & Technology, Barclays
Susan Young, Chief Risk Officer, Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd.

Image titlePeter Andrews, Alarm
Peter has worked in the local government risk and insurance environment for 25 years and has served on the Alarm Board of Directors for most of the past 10 years. As the Head of Risk and Information Governance at Hampshire County Council, Peter is responsible for enterprise risk, risk financing, information governance (data protection, information requests and information handing), the Deputy Senior Information Risk Officer, complaints and some broader commissioning of services.

Image titleJames Crask, Head of Risk, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
James Crask is the Head of Risk for the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, a government agency responsible for decommissioning the UK’s nuclear liabilities in a safe and cost effective manner. The role involves responsibility for the NDA’s enterprise risk management framework and includes working with delivery organisations such as Sellafield, either under contract or as NDA subsidiaries, to ensure risks related to decommissioning activities are appropriately managed. Prior to the NDA, James led PwC’s Enterprise Resilience service where he worked with a wide range of clients to enhance organisational resilience. He also chairs the International Standards Organization panel responsible for Business Continuity and Organisational Resilience ISO Standards.

Image titleAnt Gould, Director of Faculties, CII
Ant is responsible for developing and driving forward strategy for the CII’s series of specialist faculties and for identifying the key issues and priorities for the sector going forward, developing solutions for the institute’s broad membership. Ant was previously group editor in chief of Incisive Media’s insurance division with responsibility for the editorial content of all the insurance division brands in print, online or in person (events). Having started at Incisive Media as editor of Post in 1999, he became editor in chief in 2003 taking on responsibility for Post, Insurance Age, Professional Broking, Reinsurance, the Actuary, Cover and Employee Rewards & Benefits. He has been a business journalist for over 20 years, previously specialising in UK manufacturing in all its guises (from shipyards to nuclear plants) as news editor of The Engineer, the UK automotive industry as deputy editor of AutoTrade, as well as general news reporting.

Image titleMichael Lawrence, Senior Manager: ERM Operations and Reporting, Rolls-Royce plc.
Mike is a senior manager at Rolls-Royce, where he is responsible for Group wide enterprise risk management and reporting to the Group’s risk committee. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce Mike held senior roles with npower, AMEC and ICI where he accumulated a range of risk management expertise including: strategic risks, financial risks, risk modelling, technical and safety risks, and project risks.


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Kevin Morecroft, Head of Risk, Skanska
Kevin has a wealth of experience in both Corporate and Project Risk Management and is a pioneer in the field of behavioural change and experiential learning. Kevin was formerly the Project Risk Manager for the Award Winning £1.1 Billion M25 Road Widening Project and is currently the Head of Risk for Skanska Civil Engineering. His current portfolio includes a diverse number of sectors including Water and Electricity Alliances, Tunnelling, Road, Rail and Waste to Energy projects. He is an Expert Contributor to a number of Industry Publications and a keen advocate of collaborative working.

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Phillip Pearson, Chief Executive, International Institute of Risk and Safety Management
Phillip has over twenty years’ experience working within professional bodies from a range of disciplines. Starting out in the engineering sector, his primary focus has been on Member education and services. Phillip joined IIRSM as Deputy Chief Executive in January 2013, having previously worked as Group Director of Learning and Member Products at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). In August 2013 Phillip assumed the role of Chief Executive following the retirement of Brian Nimick.

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Edward Sankey, Director, Larocourt Risk, and Past Chairman of the Institute of Operational Risk
Edward is a managing consultant in strategic and operational risk management in banks and insurance companies. He completed a long assignment as Interim Director and CF28, Operational Risk and member of the Risk Committee at Santander UK. Edward has previously led risk consulting activities in Marsh Europe, City Practitioners, AEA Technology/Risk Solutions and KPMG. Projects have been in wholesale markets, retail and corporate banking, insurance, investment management, full range major banks, and for a regulator/supervisor. He has focussed on Cyber Risk in recent months. He has worked in the UK, Russia, Europe and elsewhere. His background is in project leadership, strategic development, risk process design, organisational planning, application of statistical analysis/modelling, management seminars and workshop facilitation. He wrote the section on Operational Risk Management in the recently published “The Risk Management Handbook” published by Kogan Page with collaborator Dr Ariane Chapelle. He is a member of the City Values Forum set up and supported by successive Lord Mayors, which focuses on organisations’ cultures and individuals’ behaviors, and is currently setting up another City project. As well as Fellow at the IOR, Edward is an Honorary Life Member of the Institute of Risk Management.

Image titleAndrew Sheen, Operational Risk Regulatory Advisory, Credit Suisse, and fellow of the Institute of Operational Risk (IOR)
Andrew Sheen is a fellow of the Institute of Operational Risk and was Head of the England and Wales Chapter of the Institute from 2013-15. Andrew is best known for the 9 years he spent at the FSA/PRA where he had responsibility for Operational Risk Policy and the Operational Risk Specialists Team. While at the FSA/PRA Andrew was a member of the BCBS' and EBA's working groups on operational risk. Since returning to operational risk roles, Andrew has worked at HSBC and is now Head of Operational Risk Regulatory Risk Management at Credit Suisse.

Image titleKathy Slowther, Insurance and Risk Manager, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
Kathy has over 25 years' claims experience from technical claims to operational management for large corporate organisations across many sectors. Formerly within the private sector as a Lloyds Broker, now the Head of the Insurance team within a leading unitary authority; Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. With a background in technical claims management; handling Piper Alpha claim during her time at Willis, she now works with the senior leadership team to manage the reputational risks of the Council across a raft of legal challenges not only insurance compensation matters. Kathy’s renowned for decisive action with superior analytical and interpersonal skills. She is a member of the Alarm, The Public Risk Management Association and is currently the Chair of the South East Regional committee which leads the way forward within all Public Sector and Blue light services for Risk Management. In addition she won the accolade of CIR Risk Manager of the year 2015, a huge achievement given the ever decreasing public spending reducing resources for this sector.

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John Whittaker, Chief Risk Officer Ops & Technology, Barclays
John has worked in the banking industry for over 30 years in roles covering Financial Control, Product Control, Country COO, Business COO, Risk and Project Management. During this time he has spent 9 years working overseas with time spent in both Japan and Hong Kong. John’s recent roles include the delivery of the Group’s Basel II programme and running the Group’s Recovery and Resolution Programme including structural reform. He took up his current role as Chief Risk Officer for Ops & Technology in May 2014. John has a degree in Business Finance and Accountancy and is married with two children.

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Susan Young, Chief Risk Officer, Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd.
In Susan’s current role as Chief Risk Officer for the R&Q Group, she is responsible for taking the leadership in establishing the organisation’s risk management strategy and for managing and coordinating Enterprise Risk Management activities. Prior to joining R&Q, Susan was the Risk Manager at a newly formed Lloyd’s Managing Agency, and formerly the local Risk Officer for the London operation of a large Corporate Insurer. Susan has worked in and around the London Insurance Market in a variety of Audit, Accountancy and Risk Management roles for over 20 years. She is a Chartered Accountant, a member of the Institute of Risk Management, the Business Continuity Institute and the Institute of Operational Risk and is a Registered Risk Practitioner.


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