Annual General Meeting and Annual Lecture 2018


Date: Thursday 6th December 2018
Location: 

Willis Towers Watson, 51 Lime Street, London, EC3M 7DQ

 

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Agenda

8.30 Doors open, tea & coffee
9.00 AGM starts
10.00  AGM ends, tea & coffee break
10.30

Annual lecture

12.00 

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Booking options

  • Book to attend the AGM ONLY: Free to IRM members and students
  • Book to attend BOTH the AGM AND the Annual Lecture: Free to IRM members and students
  • Book to attend the Annual Lecture ONLY: Free to IRM members and students; £35 for non-members

Options 1 and 2 are available to IRM qualified members, students and affiliate members only, but please note that only qualified members are eligible to vote.

Please note: Failure to register for the event may lead to you not being permitted entrance due to the security in the Willis Towers Watson building.

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Fighting with False Friends and The Deadly Mexican Butterfly

Shaun Ryles MBE, Director, Strategy and Resources, Right Stone Consulting

Overview

An increasingly globalised world has posed many challenges for the management and communication of risk. But what unintended consequences for organisations or nations flow from a narrow, localised view of risk? And although geo-political risks may be shared across a region, can their management be distorted by a lack of cultural fluency and a misalignment of priorities?

Using two case studies and a contemporary analysis of current organisational resilience paradigms, this year’s IRM Annual Lecture will illustrate the fault-lines that appear when organisations or nations fail to prepare for the eventuality that risks can migrate across borders or cultures. It will look at the role that national caveats on fighting troops had on reducing NATO’s effectiveness in Afghanistan and at how the current Mexican drug-related security situation is not entirely of Mexico’s own making.

Through reflections on both his extensive field experience and his academic research, Shaun will offer a provocative interpretation of the risk-related issues that both case studies provide the modern risk professional.

About Shaun

Shaun -ryles

After operating on the frontline of geopolitics as a military officer, Shaun has spent the last five years working in diplomatic environments managing risk across international borders. He has extensive first-hand experience in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America and holds Masters’ degrees in Business Administration, International Relations (Cambridge) and Strategic Management. As a senior organisational resilience consultant, he has developed concepts that improve an organisation’s ability to survive a catastrophic disruptive event and is a British Standards Institute Committee Member for Continuity and Resilience.

As a Director for Right Stone Consulting Shaun is working across sectors to develop a more comprehensive approach to organisational resilience.

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