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Risk Leaders 2019

A decade of discovery and disruption

10th Annual Risk Leaders Conference

Thursday 14 November 2019 | Inmarsat, London

What are the real risk issues for boards today? Are they pre-occupied with fighting short term tactical battles while missing some big picture changes like digital disruption and climate change? Or are these sorts of risks just too big and impossible to handle, leaving resilience as the best defence. Given the increased volatility of the external environment, how should boards approach their governance and risk management responsibilities? What can be done to help organisations instil the behaviours at all levels that will meet the needs of stakeholders and enhance reputation?  

This year’s Risk Leaders conference will focus on some of the cutting edge thinking that is emerging across the world to address these big issues.

Keynote speakers for this year include: 

  • Jim Winters, Managing Director, Global Fraud Management, Barclays
  • John Scott, Head of Security Education, Bank of England
  • Robert J Trent PhD, Professor of Supply Chain Management, Lehigh University
  • Professor Daniel Ralph, Judge Business School, Cambridge University 
  • Lakshmi Shyam-Sunder, Chief Risk Officer, World Bank 

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Also, the IRM will be releasing for the time the 2019 report, 'How to hire a Great Chief Risk Officer' and the new Cambridge case studies series reports, 'Risk Management for the Consumer Sector' and 'Scenario Applications: Stress Testing Companies in the Energy Value Chain' at this year's Risk Leaders Conference.

View the delegate brochure here »




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Standard rate £475* £575*

*Please note all prices are subject to VAT. In addition, the deadline for paying via invoice is 29 October 2019, and all invoice payments must be completed by 12 November 2019. Credit cards payments will be accepted until 14 November 2019.

For group bookings of three or more delegates, please contact

If you have any issues with registering, please call +44 020 8050 1307.

Details: 14th November, 8am

View the agenda and videos taken from last year's event here

This event is brought to you with the help of our sponsors

With special thanks to our Headline Sponsors.

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About Risk Leaders

Risk Leaders is IRM’s flagship conference attracting senior risk professionals from around the world.

About the Institute of Risk Management

The IRM is the leading professional body for Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). We drive excellence in managing risk to ensure organisations are ready for the opportunities and threats of the future. We do this by providing internationally recognised qualifications and training, publishing research and guidance, and setting professional standards.

For over 30 years our qualifications have been the global choice of qualification for risk professionals and their employers. We are a not-for-profit body, with members working in all industries, in all risk disciplines and in all sectors around the world.

This year the IRM will place significant emphasis on supporting businesses and risk professionals on how to understand, manage and take advantage of game-changing risks such as cyber, AI and big data, operational risk and risks in the supply chain. The recent launch of our new Digital Risk Management Certificate, which was developed with support from Warwick University, is part of this initiative.

Through the IRM’s qualifications, training and thought leadership, including the launch of the Cambridge Judge Business School and IRM research report, Risk Management Perspectives of Global Corporations, which highlights the top global risk management concerns over the next 12 months. The Institute encourages leaders to think tactically and strategically about change and to question whether and how a threat can be turned into an opportunity. Risk professionals will be key strategic advisers in this journey.