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Infrastructure risk

The Infrastructure Risk Special Interest Group is intended for individuals interested in all aspects of infrastructure risk as it relates to design; construction; management; funding; insurance; technology advances and resilience.

Group aims and objectives

Our overarching aim is to help improve project performance within the Infrastructure space, both in the UK and internationally, by helping to improve the application of risk management thinking and process. In order to achieve this we will help shape and inform the development of ‘best’ practice risk management across projects, programmes and portfolios by providing a platform to:

1) Review existing and emerging risk management tools and techniques

2) Understand specific risks to infrastructure projects – supply chain, contract, natural hazard etc

3) Learn from risk management practice in high profile project case studies

4) Develop guidance for risk management

5) Serve as a forum for networking for risk management practitioners within the Infrastructure community


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Group Chair: Danielle Mudd

Team Members: 

Wes Cadby

Sam Olomo

Jemma Boyce

Vinay Shrivastava

Leigh Weston

Gareth Byatt

Faye Sellers

Amoge Nwajide

Chantelle Morrissette

Richard Bendall-Jones

Paul Disley 

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The Infrastructure SIG Newsletter

We publish a newsletter on a regular basis. Past editions are available below: 

December 2022

December 2021

July 2021

August 2020

July 2019

February 2019

October 2018

May 2018 


Infrastructure Risk Research

The IRM Infrastructure Risk SIG would like to support some research being conducted by Matthew Hannaway into the extent that cultural factors affect the implementation of risk management in infrastructure projects.

Matthew recently presented at our recent SIG event in Bristol, and the details as to how you can support his research are found via this link.


Discussion forum

Take part in the latest discussions on the group's LinkedIn Group


Download IRM's Managing cost, risk & Uncertainty in infrastructure projects

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Latest News

Wes Cadby, CMIRM, Scoops CIR Magazine’s Risk Manager of the Year Award

The Continuity Insurance & Risk (CIR) Magazine’s Risk Management Awards ceremony was held in London on Thursday, 8th November at the Connaught Rooms, London. We are delighted that Wes Cadby CMIRM scooped the Risk Manager of the Year Award.
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Jemma Boyce, GradIRM; Risk & Reporting Manager for Capital Projects, London City Airport

I have learned a lot from taking the Diploma. I gained exposure to the wider view of risk management and other industries, which further cemented my view that we can cross industries by using good risk management practices if we want to.
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Richard Bendall-Jones, IRMCert: Risk and Value Manager, Network Rail

I find membership of the IRM really useful for networking, to meet like-minded individuals to discuss risk topics and appreciate that I am not alone in the challenges I face.
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Past events

Managing risk in contracts - Risk Hackathon - Postponed

Due to circumstances outside of our control, we have unfortunately had to postpone tomorrow’s IRM Infrastructure Risk SIG Hackathon. We will be reorganising this event in the coming weeks and will let you know when this rescheduled date will be. Apologies for the late notice

A hackathon is a fast-paced, energetic vehicle to drive sustained innovation within a group setting, to address real-life social issues and business problems. They're typically time bound and of a competitive nature, where participants collaborate, utilising collective experience, knowledge and expertise to tackle a pre-defined "problem". The chosen problem is typically broken down into further sub-themes, with teams engaging and tackling smaller fractions of the larger task, generating solutions and sharing their results.


Limited risk-specific guidance on managing risk in contracts, particularly within alliances which are becoming more popular. This event will bring together experienced professionals from a variety of disciplines to 'hack' how risk can be better managed and more fairly shared, within common forms of contract. The hackathon will:

  • Encourage inclusive collaboration across multiple disciplines and business sectors
  • Encourage an agile mindset
  • Provide participants with techniques that can be used in the workplace to solve problems


The facilitator will set the scene and relay the context for each mini session.
Attendees will work in groups of 5-6 people, brainstorming the set task and then feeding back to the wider group at the end of the session [deliver> check in> deliver cycle].
Time split across 4-5 "mini-sessions", which are linked to a common theme throughout the event, with teams quickly (time bound!) presenting their solutions through presentations for each mini-session before all moving onto the next challenge.

Date: Friday 8th July 2022 
Time:  8:30 - 14:00 BST
Location: Network Rail, Square One, 4 Travis Street, Manchester, Ml 2NY
Registration: Click here to register

Past events

Infrastructure SIG webinar

Please click here to view the webinar's slides

Date: Thursday 4th November 2021 
Time:  9:00 - 11:00 GMT