Active Risk presents results of global survey at IRM Risk Leaders’ Conference 2011

Maidenhead, UK - 16 November 2011

Senior Vice President of Global Marketing to present results of ‘What makes a great risk manager?’ survey

Peter Robertshaw, SVP of Global Marketing at Active Risk (formerly Strategic Thought Group), author of award winning Enterprise Risk Management software Active Risk Manager, will today present the findings of a major survey of risk professionals at the Institute of Risk Managers Risk Leaders’ Conference 2011. Phase One analysis, based on over 500 completed responses from around the globe, has shown some surprising results and provides important advice for organizations implementing enterprise-wide risk programmes.

The theme of the Institute of Risk Management annual conference is “Practical strategies for risk at board level”. The need for boards to manage risk has never been greater and the event is aimed at chief risk officers, heads of risk and non-executive directors. The conference, which is fully booked, is taking place at the Paddington Hilton Hotel, London on Wednesday 16 November 2011.

Peter Robertshaw, SVP Global Marketing at Active Risk and co-author of the research report said, “For organizations to embed an effective risk culture and for the risk management function to get board attention, risk professionals with the right skills need to perform the different tasks inherent in corporate risk programmes and be able to communicate the benefits of risk management across the business. Our online psychometric survey using the established DISC methodology identified the main personality types active in the profession today. The research indicated a new breed of risk manager is emerging and the importance of building an effective risk team with a range of personality types and skills which matches an organization’s need at its current level of risk maturity. Active Risk welcomes the opportunity to present the findings of our research at the IRM’s prestigious event.”

The Phase One research results have been published in a summary report which includes a range of practical advice. Further white papers which focus on improving communications between Risk Managers, the board, senior management and other job roles will be released in the coming weeks. The survey remains open and Risk Professionals are encouraged to take part.

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