Our governance

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors (the Board) is the governing body responsible to the members for managing the business and affairs of the IRM. Its role is essentially strategic. Operational and day-to-day management is the responsibility of the chief executive, who works with the Board to develop and deliver IRM strategy.

The Board Charter sets out the respective roles, responsibilities and authorities of the board of directors (both individually and collectively) in setting the direction, the management and the control of the Institute.

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Nominations Committee

Chair: Helen Hunter-Jones

The Nominations Committee ensures that a formal, robust and transparent process exists for selecting potential Board members and appointing committee chairs.

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Audit & Risk Committee

Chair: Sarah Christman

The Audit & Risk Committee assists the board in the fulfilment of its corporate governance duties in relation to risk management, internal control and financial reporting.

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The Audit and Risk Committee of the Institute of Risk Management is seeking new members, and arguably there has never been a more critical time for contributing to the IRM’s success as they support businesses in the UK and internationally.

This is an opportunity for members of IRM to leave a tangible legacy, contributing to the Institute's post-pandemic development.

To find out more please view the ARC Member Specification 

Annual Report & Financial Statements 2020

Download IRM's Report and Accounts here

Download the minutes here

Download the appendix to the minutes here (Annual General Meeting 2020 – Questions and Answers)

Download the presentation from the AGM 


Articles of Association

The Articles of Association set out the basic management and administrative structure of the Institute. They regulate our internal affairs; for example, the powers and duties of directors, calling general meetings, the categories of membership, and so on. They are public documents and cannot be changed without the approval of IRM members.

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Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Download the Statement here


Interest Group Committee

Chair: Rahat Latif

The Interest Group Committee oversees the operations of the IRM Regional and Special Interest Groups to ensure they are run effectively and in line with overall IRM strategy.

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Investment Committee

Chair: Iain Wright

Members: Ian Livsey 

The Investment Committee oversees investments.

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IRM Awarding Committee

Chair: Dr Maria Papadaki

The IRM Awarding Committee oversees on behalf of the Board the development and delivery of our professional standards, qualifications and training.

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Professional Standards Committee

Chair: Lloyd Lewis

The Professional Standards Committee ensures that our high standards of competence and integrity are the hallmark of risk management professionals.

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Renumeration Committee

Oversees pay and rewards. Committee members: Iain Wright, Ian Livsey, Anita Punwani and Helen Hunter-Jones. 

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IRM Trading Ltd

Chair: Vinay Shrivastava

IRM Trading Ltd is the trading arm that oversees our commercial activity, including training.