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.

Iain Wright, CFIRM

IRM Board Chair - Outgoing
Director IRM Trading Limited
Chief Risk Officer, Europe Canada Life


Iain is a Chartered Accountant and, after working in practice for ten years, held senior roles as a securities regulator and then an insurance supervisor, spending a total of ten years in financial services regulation. Subsequently, Iain has held Chief Risk Officer roles in the UK and been SVP of Global Enterprise and Operational Risk in a multinational life insurance group based in Canada. He is currently CRO of a leading UK Wealth Management Group.

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: IOR Committee
Managing Director at Barclays


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), 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: Audit and Risk 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.

Helen Hunter-Jones, CMIRM

Deputy Chair
Chair: IRM Nomination Committee
Chief Risk Officer PayUK


Helen is CRO at PayUK and was previously Head of Group Risk at Network Rail, working to continuously improve enterprise risk management, the practical application of risk management and risk management maturity. She is a successful IRM diploma student and received the Diploma Student of the Year Award in 2012, and more recently, the CIR Risk Manager of the Year Award.

With over 15 years of risk management experience, Helen is an experienced risk and assurance manager that has successfully implemented ERM and various assurance frameworks. She has worked at all levels of a business and has an in-depth understanding of fields including military standards, design and manufacturing, information security and business continuity.

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, ACCA


Lloyd leads a global team of 48 people and is accountable for ACCA’s global compliance and risk frameworks, business continuity and crisis management arrangements, health, safety and environmental management systems and the global property and estates portfolio. ACCA is the global professional body for chartered accountants and operates through a network of over 104 offices and centres in 52 countries. Prior to joining ACCA, Lloyd held a variety of risk and compliance roles at The Pensions Regulator in the UK.

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.

Anita Punwani, CFIRM, BEng MBA MSc.

Deputy Chair


Anita's background is in public policy, engineering, management and economic consultancy. She holds a MBA from Imperial College Business School.

Anita has held facilitation, leadership, management, advisory, assurance, education and training roles as Head of Risk Management, Associate Director and Director in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. She has advised senior officials in UK government departments including the Foreign Office, Home Office, HM Treasury, HM Revenue & Customs and Department for Communities & Local Government. A member of the ‘Risk Working Group’, Anita played a key role in providing assurance to the funders that the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games would be delivered successfully.

An active member since 1998, Anita has carried out a number of roles for the IRM notably as a member of the Audit & Risk Committee and various Special Interest Groups.

Her international perspective has been broadened by studying for a MSc in Global Governance & Ethics as well as experience with a leading international non-governmental organisation.

Anita is a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), the Chair of the British Standards Institute’s ‘Governance’ Committee, a UK Expert and the IRM’s Liaison Representative on the International Organization for Standardization’s committee tasked with developing the forthcoming standard on the Governance of Organizations.

Vinay Shrivastava, BSc (Hons) MEng MBA CFIRM FAPM

Chair and Director IRM Trading Limited
Director IOR Enterprises Limited
Head of Risk Management at Pay.UK


Vinay is Pay.UK's Head of Risk Management on the New Payments Architecture program. Over the last 20 years, Vinay has provided risk leadership to critical infrastructure projects and programmes ranging in value from £100M to £86B across the aviation, defence, water, energy, financial services and commercial real estate sectors. He has worked in the UK (including Scotland), Trinidad and Tobago, Canada, Spain, Abu Dhabi and India.

He is a MBA graduate from Cambridge University and holds a MEng degree from the University of British Columbia. Vinay is a former chair of the Institute’s Infrastructure Risk SiG. He is regularly invited to speak at professional risk management events and Universities. He is a director of IRM Trading Limited and IOR Enterprise Ltd.