Meet the IRM Board

Board of Directors

Stephen Sidebottom

IRM Board Chair
Non-Executive Director and Chair of Kent Savers Credit Union


Stephen is a Non-Executive Director and Chair of Kent Savers Credit Union and provides strategic business and HR advice to business leaders through his own consultancy practice. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and a member of the Court of the Guild of Human Resource Professionals.

Stephen has lived and worked in the UK, Asia, and Middle East. He started his professional career as a banker before doing an MBA at London Business School and transitioning into HR. He led the people aspects of Nomura’s acquisition and subsequent integration of Lehman’s European business in 2008, before becoming Global Head of Business HR at Standard Chartered Bank where he was a member of global executive and risk committees.

Ian Livsey, PhD MBA

IRM Chief Executive
Director of Institute of Operational Risk
Director of IOR Enterprises Limited
Director of IRM Trading Limited


Ian Livsey is the Chief Executive at the Institute of Risk Management.

Ian began his career in the oil & gas and petrochemicals sectors with BP, Shell and ICI. Ian has also worked in local government and central government. He was Chief Executive of the Gangmaster Licensing Authority, a law enforcement agency. He has experience in the rail industry as Managing Director at the Centre for Rail Skills. In addition to his executive roles, Ian was Chairman of OSHCR, a national Health & Safety body.

He was previously Chairman of JTL,one of the largest providers of apprenticeships in England, and of SummitSkills working in the construction industry. Ian was previously Chairman of TrustMark, an accreditation body in the domestic construction sector. Ian was a trustee at the voluntary sector organisations, Groundwork and London Play.

As Chair of SummitSkills, Ian oversaw the launch of the National Skills Academy Environmental Technologies as a wholly owned, Government backed, but independently operated subsidiary. The Skills Academy established accredited training provider networks and initial qualifications frameworks for environmental technologies.

He holds a PhD from Bristol University and an MBA from Warwick Business School.

Tony Chidwick

Chair of the IRM Audit and Risk Committee


A commercially minded risk leader and recognised expert in operational risk and governance frameworks.
Extensive non-financial risk and control experience including the design and implementation of risk appetites, risk horizon scanning, and risk and control self-assessments to enable transparency and line of sight of risks to senior management and boards.

Valued as an accomplished risk leader who builds and coaches diverse teams of subject matter experts focused on providing pragmatic, business relevant risk management solutions. Proud of a reputation as a trusted advisor and business partner who brings perspective, integrity, and social intelligence.

Extensive financial services experience and brings wider industry knowledge and networks as a Board Member of Institute of Risk Management (IRM), Deputy Chair of the IRM’s Institute of Operational Risk and a past Board member of ORIC. A Certified Member of the Institute of Risk Management and a Chartered Accountant.

Sarah Christman, CFIRM

Chair: Nominations Committee
Director, Lowell


Sarah is Head of Operational Risk and Governance for Lowell, one of Europe’s largest credit management companies with a mission to make credit work better for all. It operates in the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Amsterdam.

Sarah has over 10 years’ experience in compliance and risk management within the financial services industry, in both first and second line of defence roles. Prior to joining financial services, she spent 10 years in the US Navy driving ships and running an aircraft carrier nuclear reactor controls division. Sarah’s first encounter with the IRM came through in house delivery of the Fundamentals of Risk Management course at Capital One. She subsequently completed the IRM International Diploma in Risk Management with Distinction and holds the ICA Diploma in Compliance (Merit).

Outside of work, Sarah can be found on the weekend with her family running intervals and lifting barbells. Despite her American heritage, she is also a cricket fan and likes to spend the day at her local ground.

Rahat Latif, MSc, MBA, MIRM

Chair: Interest Groups Committee
Head of Enterprise Risk Management, Qatargas


Rahat came to Qatar in 2006 as Risk Manager on Qatargas’s QG3&4 LNG design and construction project. The project completed successfully and QG3&4 is now in operation.

In 2010 Rahat led the corporate initiative to develop and implement enterprise wide risk management and business continuity in Qatargas. As Head of ERM, he leads a team engaged with extracting value from the ERM process by helping the organisation to identify, evaluate and manage its strategic and operational risks, thus making an important contribution from strategic planning to achieving operational objectives. He and his team continue to refine, improve and embed ERM and BCM throughout the organisation, including the knowledge and competency development of staff around the company. In 2012 Rahat received the Qatargas CEO Award for Excellence for his work on developing, designing and rolling out the ERM program in Qatargas.

Prior to Qatar Rahat worked in risk consulting in the UK for over 15 years (his last position was Associate Director with Turner & Townsend London office), assisting clients from a diverse range of sectors including air and rail transport, finance, utilities, construction, oil & gas and government.

Rahat has played a keen interest in developing the profession of risk management in the Middle East. He started and grew the first Middle East regional group of the IRM (which has since spawned into the Qatar, UAE, Saudi and Bahraini groups). He has promoted knowledge sharing and learning by speaking at many conferences in Europe, the Middle and Far East in the last 10 years. In 2009 he received the ‘Mark Butterworth’ achievement award from the Institute of Risk Management.

Rahat is married with 3 children, and is an active squash player and amateur photographer.

Lloyd Lewis, CMIRM

Chair: Professional Standards Committee
Director, Compliance - Vantage Data Centers


Lloyd is a compliance and risk leader, having successfully embedded compliance and risk management frameworks in global organisations in both the not-for-profit and private sectors. 

He has successfully built and led teams across North America, EMEA and APAC. 

Lloyd chairs the Professional Standards Committee.

Dorothy Maseke, CMIRM

Chair: Investments Committee
Group Manager, Risk and Compliance - ICEA LION Group


Dorothy’s passion is to create a positive impact in people’s lives. She likes to promote collective endeavours that bring people together – locally and globally. An emerging futurist, sustainability enthusiast, certified coach, wife and mother of three, Dorothy aims to make a positive contribution to development in Africa. Dorothy, a first class honors student in Computer Science from the University of Nairobi, began her career in Management Consulting at KPMG East Africa where she was the first graduate recruit within the then newly-created Internal Audit and Risk Advisory departments. She is credited with growing the department before leaving to join UAP Holdings, a financial services group. Dorothy currently heads up the Risk and Compliance department at ICEA LION Group, one of the largest financial services groups in East Africa with interests in insurance, investments, pensions, trusts and properties.

Among her pioneering projects at ICEA LION is to spearhead a project that has seen ICEA LION become signatories to and implement UNEP Principles of Sustainable Insurance as the first Company in East and Central Africa.

Dorothy is a qualified Risk professional with a diploma in Risk Management from the IRM UK obtained in 2016. She has other professional qualifications such as a diploma in Business Continuity from Buckinghamshire New University, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls and a Certified Engagement and Productivity Coach from the International Coaching Federation. Due to her passion for climate change and sustainability, Dorothy has recently completed a certification on sustainable finance from the University of Cambridge. Dorothy is a multiple awardee, with awards such as the Corporate Risk Manager of the year for two consecutive years (2017 and 2018 ). In 2019, she was named one of the Top40Under40 Women in Kenya.

Dorothy currently sits in the Board of World Vision Kenya, a Christian Humanitarian Organisation. Prior to this, she had served on its Advisory Council for a period of three years.

Dorothy is a co-founder of IRM East Africa’s Regional Group and has over the past 5 years been instrumental in the growth and positioning of IRM as the go-to professional body in Africa. Growth in membership of the IRM in Africa has moved from 12 in 2016 to its current hundreds of members.

In her free time, Dorothy enjoys planning weddings and events and runs a cooking club.

Dr Maria Papadaki

Chair: IRM Awarding Committee
Managing Director at BUiD’s Dubai Centre for Risk Management (DCRI)
Assistant Professor The British University in Dubai (BUiD)


Maria Papadaki obtained her first degree in Business Economics from Salford University. Part of her undergraduate study was carried out in IPAG University in Nice (France). Maria completed her MSc in Management of Projects from The University of Manchester (UoM) in 2005. As an internship, Maria undertook an economic study into the viability of establishing Formula 1 racing in Crete. In 2006, she joined the UoM PhD programme and also worked as a research associate and teaching assistant for the school of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE). In 2008, she conducted an internship with the Risk Function in Rolls-Royce plc.. In 2009 was appointed as an Enterprise Risk Management Professional at Rolls-Royce’s. In 2011 she joined Rolls-Royce plc. Supply Chain Function as a Risk Manager in order to work cross functionally and across all Rolls-Royce plc sectors (Civil, Defense, Energy, Nuclear and Marine) to design, develop and implement integrated and standardised tools and processes to enable the business to proactively identify, manage and mitigate delivery risks across the global supply chain. In 2013, she completed her doctoral studies in the field of risk from The University of Manchester.

In 2013, Dr Maria Papadaki was seconded as an Interim Head of Risk, leading the risk management for the UK Nuclear Restoration (UKNR), a joint venture between AMEC, Atkins and Rolls-Royce plc bidding for the largest nuclear decommissioning project in UK. In 2014, Maria initiated the idea and led the development of the first innovation Hub (H2B) in Crete, Greece on behalf of the Heraklion Chamber of Commerce. In 2015 Dr Papadaki joined the University of Manchester working as a Senior Relationship Manager for the British University in Dubai and the UK Alliance Universities and also acted as the Head of the Programme Management office and the DCRI (Dubai Centre for Risk and Innovation). She is now working as the Management Director for the DCRI and an Assistance Professor for BUiD. Under this profile, she has been leading the development of smart certificates for BUiD’s graduates which made the university 1st in the Middle East and 3rd in the world implementing Blockchain technology in education. Her research and work is now focused on Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Enterprise Risk Management and Virtual and Augmented Reality. Dr Maria Papadaki is a visiting lecturer in The University of Manchester and she has published numerous papers in the field of Enterprise and Portfolio, Programme and Project Risk Management.

Sarah Pearson MBA

Director IRM
Head of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) – Ecclesiastical Insurance Company


A driven and successful leader with 24 years’ experience of working in the public sector (in a variety of senior corporate roles with a risk focus) and 9 years’ experience within the insurance industry in Enterprise Risk Management positions (Consultant, Advisor, Business Partner, Practice Leader & Head of ERM).

A proven track record of successfully working in and with organisations (public, private and voluntary sector) in Strategic Planning, Change Management, Performance Management, Enterprise Risk and Business Continuity.

An individual who has demonstrated with passion the ability to bring risk management to life so it features at the top table to support the achievement of strategic objectives and decision making.

Recently appointed IRM Board Director and Highly Commended Risk Professional of the Year in the Women in Insurance Awards 2021.

Qualifications: MBA, Certificate in Risk Management, Certificate in Business Continuity Management, Certificate in the Chartered Insurance Institute

Interests: Spending time with family and friends, travel (putting more pins in my world map!), fitness, reading and ongoing learning.

Mark C. Turner CFIRM, BSc(Hons)Technology

Director IRM
Founder of Emsity Ltd


Over a career spanning more than thirty years, Mark has held a variety of roles within the defence and aerospace sector, including Royal Naval weapons engineer, Project Risk Manager, Research & Development Project Manager, Head of Internal Audit, and Vice President of Risk Management.

In 2018 Mark was the founder of Emsity Ltd, a risk management software development and training consultancy.

Mark has a passion for training and sharing his knowledge of both risk management and technology. He has created and delivered numerous training packages, specialising primarily in quantitative and qualitative risk management but also on topics such as horizon scanning and organisational resilience. Mark is widely regarded as a thought leader in technology and risk management and has had numerous magazine and blog posts published. In 2020 he was the author of the IRM’s first guidelines for Digital Ethics. He is regularly invited to speak at conferences and universities about his ideas and his career.

As a naturally empathic communicator, Mark has also developed skills as a professional Life Coach. Over the last two years, he has helped several clients to achieve their professional and personal goals.

In his spare time, Mark is the treasurer for his local Scout group and is also a STEM ambassador supporting schools in his local community to nurture scientists, technologists and engineers of the future. He also has a passion for the natural world, and in 2021 he helped to create Reinkhanated Ltd with his son Harry to help promote awareness of conservation and mental health issues in young people.

Annie Tay FIA

Director IRM
Director - International Actuarial Association


Annie is a risk practitioner focussing on strategic and enterprise-wide risk management (ERM) for the financial services sector. She sits on the Board of the International Actuarial Association – Finance and Investment Risk and ERM (AFIR ERM) section, and on the Audit and Risk Board Committee for the Chartered Insurance Institute, UK.

Throughout her 25+ year career Annie has embedded ERM and strengthened risk governance through various lines of defence management on strategic, financial and non-financial risks, and by addressing resilience and crisis/change management. This involves institutional / large project financial and operational turnarounds, restructuring, consolidation and / or remedial resolutions for regulated businesses both in the UK and globally.

She is a qualified Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (FIA), Certified Board Directorship and Governance (HKU), Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary (CERA), and Certified Pension Trustee for Responsible Investments (UNPRI). She holds a Master of Applied Finance (MGSM, Australia), Bachelor of Economics (Actuarial Science) and was awarded the Advanced Management Program scholarship by the Wharton Business School (2017).

Annie enjoys learning and studying the functioning of different cultures and societies around the world, facilitated by her extensive travel and global residence experience. Closer to home, she resides in an 11th century English hamlet with her husband, loves gardening and often gets her inspirations and ideas often through “managing” her English cottage garden.

Wes Cadby

Director IRM


Elected by Members in December 2022


Mark White

Director IRM


Elected by Members in December 2022