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11th Risk Summit

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The instance of a resilient company in an era of rising societal and economic expectations is even more pronounced during and after a major crisis such as COVID-19. Not only will companies be part of the solution for society’s allocation of resources in response to the current crisis, but they will have to also address latent trends in areas such as artificial intelligence and global climate. The need for corporate resiliency is even more urgent than ever before.

Our 2020 Risk Summit asks what organisational resilience means today and anticipates how that will change in the future. Business disruptions from geopolitical, health, technological, climatic, and trade risks appear to be the new normal. The demand to better recognise and manage risks calls to answer a widening set of stakeholders, while still satisfying investor aspirations. As companies realign to meet these demands, we ask how leadership, strategy, process, and culture adapt to enable the company of the future to prosper.

We invite participation from a wide variety of specialists and business managers, including threat specialists, academics, practitioners and advisors to explore these topics together.

14:00-14:10 Welcome & Introductions
Dr Michelle Tuveson, Chairman & Executive Director, Centre for Risk Studies
14:10-14:30 Plenary Session 1: Broader Stakeholder Expectations
Keynote: From “Respect for Control” to Corporate “Purpose”: A Decade of Cultural Change

Professor Michael Power, Professor of Accounting, The London School of Economics and Political Science
14:30-15:00 Panel Discussion: Realigning Companies to Meet Broader Stakeholder Expectations
Dr Michelle Tuveson, Chairman & Executive Director, Centre for Risk Studies

Colin Church, Global Head of Crisis Risk Management and Climate Risk, EMEA, Citi
Dante Disparte, Vice Chair/Head of Policy and Communications, Libra Association
Aileen Guiney, Senior Director, Enterprise Risk, at Target Corporation
Professor Michael Power, Professor of Accounting, The London School of Economics and Political Science

Pre-released week of 15 June 2020 Featured Content
Cybersecurity and Providing Greater Protection to Society

Shawn Henry, President, CrowdStrike ServicesListen to the podcast
15:00-15:30 Plenary Session 2: Resilient Organisations
The Resilient Company in a Post-COVID World – Highlights from the Centre’s Research Programme

Dr Andrew Coburn, Chief Scientist, Centre for Risk Studies
Pre-released week of 15 June 2020 Featured Content
Risk Flashes: How COVID Has Changed the Risk Landscape

Global Economic Outlook
Dr Scott Kelly, Chief Economist, Centre for Risk Studies
Financial Risks
Ken Deng, Lead Financial Risk Research, Centre for Risk Studies
Geopolitical Risks
Tamara Evan, Lead Business Intelligence, Centre for Risk Studies
Technology Risks
Dr Jennifer Daffron, Lead Technology Risk Research, Centre for Risk Studies
Environmental Risks
Oliver Carpenter, Lead Technology Risk Research, Centre for Risk Studies
Social Risks
Dr Jenna Dittmar, Pandemic Risk Research, Centre for Risk Studies
Governance Risks
Jennifer Copic, Lead Liability Risk Research, Centre for Risk Studies

15:30-15:50 Plenary Session 3: The Post-COVID Normal: Building the Muscle to Succeed in the Next Normal
Mihir Mysore, Global Leader, Crisis Response & Resilience, McKinsey & Company
Pre-released week of 15 June 2020 Featured Content
Financing the Rebuilding of the City of London after the Great Fire of 1666

Professor D’Maris Coffman, Professor of Economics and Finance of the Built Environment, The School of Construction and Project Management, The Bartlett, University College London
 

This Changes Everything: Pandemic and Protest Political Risks and the Global Investment Environment
Tina Fordham, Partner and Head of Global Political Strategy, AvonhurstListen to the podcast

Shift from West to East
Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics, Cambridge Judge Business SchoolListen to the podcast

15:50-16:00 Cambridge-McKinsey Risk Prize for 2020 Announcement and Awardee Presentations
Moderated by Dr Aleksander Petrov, Partner, McKinsey & Company and Professor Daniel Ralph, Academic Director, Centre for Risk Studies
The ‘Three Trillion Dollar Financial Exposure to Stranded Fossil Fuel Assets’ – Risks & Opportunities
Moritz Baer, MPhil Candidate in Environmental Policy, University of Cambridge
All Bottled Up: Lifting the Lid on Plastic Risk in the UK Beverage Industry
Bradley Gibb, MBA candidate, Cambridge Judge Business School
Insure or Unsure? A Case of the Basis Risk Dilemma in the Developing World
Sam Vosper, PhD candidate, Department of Land Economy and researcher, Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG)
16:00-16:20 Plenary Session 4: Widening Aperture of Corporate Responsibilities
Keynote: Foreseeing a Revolution in Corporate Performance Metrics

Sarah Gordon, Chief Executive Officer, Impact Investing Institute and Former Business Editor at the Financial Times
16:20-16:50 Panel: Responses to Corporate Scope Growth
Moderator: Professor Daniel Ralph, Academic Director, Centre for Risk Studies, and Professor of Operations Research, Cambridge Judge Business School

Sarah Gordon, Chief Executive Officer, Impact Investing Institute and former Business Editor at the Financial Times
Professor Alan Jagolinzer, Professor of Financial Accounting at Cambridge Judge Business School and Director, Centre for Financial Reporting & Accountability
Ed Jenkins, Chief Risk Officer, Asia Pacific & Group General Manager, HSBC
John Low, Head of Risk and Health & Safety at Game Retail, UK & Northern Ireland

Pre-released week of 15 June 2020 Featured Content
Financial History’s Lessons for Present-Day Investors

The Role for Insurance Markets in Addressing Climate Change
Rowan Douglas, CEO Capital, Science & Policy Practice, Willis Towers Watson & Willis Research Network

Resilience in the Social Media Space
Larry Cristini, Head of Global Crisis Management, FacebookListen to the podcast

16:50-17:00 Concluding Remarks of the 2020 Cambridge Risk Summit
Simon Ruffle, Director of Technology and Innovation, Centre for Risk Studies

Note: Programme subject to change

Keynote speakers

Sarah Gordon.

Sarah Gordon

Chief Executive Officer, Impact Investing Institute and Former Business Editor at the Financial Times

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Sarah Gordon is the Chief Executive of the Impact Investing Institute and the former Business Editor at the Financial Times. Before joining the Financial Times 18 years ago, Gordon worked in emerging markets fund management for Citigroup’s asset management business and at Foreign & Colonial, reviewing political and economic events and producing analysis of the global economy. She started her career working for the UN Conference for Trade and Development debt management programme in Geneva. She was a panel member of the recent independent inquiry into the future of civil society, led by Julia Unwin CBE, and was formerly a trustee of CSV, one of the UK’s largest volunteering charities.

Mihir Mysore.

Mihir Mysore

Global Leader, Crisis Response & Resilience, McKinsey & Company

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Mihir founded and now leads McKinsey’s Crisis Response and Resilience service lines globally. As one of McKinsey’s foremost crisis practitioners, Mihir has served organisations through more than 60 major crises and disruptions in the public and private sectors. Mihir has authored the primary frameworks, approaches and tools that McKinsey uses in its crisis response approaches. He also convenes McKinsey’s Crisis Advisory Board. Mihir attended the Indian Institute of Technology, (B. Tech, M. Tech.) and Stanford University (M.S.).

Professor Michael Power

Professor of Accounting, The London School of Economics and Political Science

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Michael Power is Professor of Accounting at the London School of Economics. Educated at St Edmund Hall, Oxford and Girton College Cambridge, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), an Associate member of the UK Chartered Institute of Taxation, and an honorary fellow of the Institute of Risk Management. Formerly on the board of St James’s Place plc from 2005-2013 and currently a non-executive Director of RIT Capital Partners and Chairman of St James’s Place International. He also has a number of advisory positions for public bodies, including the Financial Reporting Council, and was Director of the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation at LSE until April 2014. Power holds honorary doctorates from the University of St Gallen, Switzerland and the University of Uppsala, Sweden. His research and teaching focus on regulation, accounting, auditing, internal control, risk management and organisation theory. His major works are The Audit Society: Rituals of Verification (Oxford, 1999) and Organized Uncertainty: Designing a World of Risk Management (Oxford, 2007).

Speakers

Dr Michelle Tuveson

Executive Director, Centre for Risk Studies

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Michelle Tuveson is a Founder and Executive Director at the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies hosted at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. Her responsibilities include the overall executive leadership at the Centre. This includes developing partnership relationships with corporations, governments, and other academic centres.

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Colin Church

Colin Church

Global Head of Crisis Risk Management and Climate Risk, EMEA, Citi

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Colin Church is Global Head of Crisis Risk Management and Climate Risk, EMEA, Citi. He is responsible for managing risk across Citi’s Institutional Client Group, including Citi Private Bank, Consumer and Commercial Banking businesses in EMEA. Colin is a member of the EMEA Operating Committee, Global Risk Management Executive Committee and Global Information Security Committee. Colin managed Citi’s cross-divisional contingency planning and crisis management events, notably orchestrating Citi’s responses to the Arab Spring, GIIPS, Russia/Ukraine, Argentina (2016) and most recently UK Referendum and Brexit contingency plans. He established Citi’s “second line” Cyber Risk Management Function and is a member of the Bank of England’s Cross Market Operational Resilience Group (CMORG).

Dante Disparte

Vice chairman and Head of Policy and Communications for the Libra Association

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Dante Disparte is the Vice chairman and Head of Policy and Communications for the Libra Association, a newly-formed organisation that has brought together social impact organisations and a diverse group of leading businesses from around the world to create a low-friction, high-trust payment system that empowers billions of people.

Dante comes to the Libra Association with two decades of experience as an entrepreneur, business leader and global risk expert, most recently as founder and head of Risk Cooperative, a strategic risk advisory and insurance brokerage based in Washington, D.C. He has lived and worked in Europe, the United States and the Caribbean, and has conducted business all over the world. In addition to leading Risk Cooperative since its inception five years ago, Dante also serves as an appointee on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Advisory Council, the United States’ federal emergency response agency. He is a founding advisor of the Global Blockchain Business Council and a senior fellow with the Blockchain Trust Accelerator where he supports technology and digital transformation initiatives.

Dante is a frequent speaker and commentator on business and political issues shaping the world. His views on risk, economic competitiveness and security issues are regularly featured in leading media and publications, such as Harvard Business Review, BBC, Forbes and International Policy Digest.

Dante is a graduate of Harvard Business School and holds an MSc in Risk Management from the NYU Stern School of Business and a BA in International and Intercultural Studies from Goucher College. He is the co-author “Global Risk Agility and Decision Making” (Macmillan, 2016) and was recognised as one of the 40 leaders under 40 by the Washington Business Journal and in the inaugural Powermeter 100 list. 

 

 

 

Aileen Guiney

Senior Director, Enterprise Risk, at Target Corporation

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Aileen is a lawyer by training and has been leading Enterprise Risk for the last four years. Target is a $75B, Fortune 50 mass retailer, with nearly 2,000 stores across the US and nearly 360,000 team members.

Henry Shawn.

Shawn Henry

President of CrowdStrike Services

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As President of CrowdStrike Services, Shawn leads a world-class team of cybersecurity professionals who aggressively and effectively investigate and mitigate targeted attacks on computer networks. Under his leadership, CrowdStrike has been engaged in significant proactive and incident response operations across every major commercial sector, protecting organisations’ sensitive data and networks.

Shawn retired as FBI Executive Assistant Director (EAD) in 2012, overseeing half of the FBI’s investigative operations, including all FBI criminal and cyber investigations worldwide, international operations, and the FBI’s critical incident response to major investigations and disasters. During his 24-year career, he held a wide range of operational and leadership roles in four FBI Field Offices and FBI Headquarters.

Shawn has been a keynote speaker in some of the largest cyber conferences in venues around the world, a regular contributor on every major domestic television network, and is currently a cybersecurity/national security analyst, contributor, and consultant exclusively for NBC. Shawn serves on the faculty and is a Board Leadership Fellow at the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) where he educates corporate boards and directors about complex cybersecurity issues. He currently serves on the Strategic Advisory Committee of the Global Cyber Alliance.

Shawn earned a bachelors of business administration from Hofstra University and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a graduate of the Homeland Security Executive Leadership Program of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security.

Dr Andrew Coburn

Chief Scientist, Centre for Risk Studies

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Dr Andrew Coburn is Chief Scientist of the Centre for Risk Studies, co-ordinating the inputs of consumers of research into the Centre’s risk agenda. Andrew is the principal coordinator of the research programme on ‘System Shock’ at the Centre.

Andrew is one of the leading contributors to the creation of the class of catastrophe models that over the past 20 years has come to be an accepted part both of business management in financial services and of public policy making for societal risk. He has extensive experience in developing models and using them for business decision support. Andrew has also provided research inputs into government policy, such as House of Congress legislation on terrorism risk management policy and urban planning for disaster mitigation in Mexico, Metro Manila and Southern Italy.

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Dr Scott Kelly

Senior Risk Researcher, Centre for Risk Studies

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Dr Scott Kelly is a Research Principal at the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). His research interests include sustainability economics, risk analysis and the economics of climate change. He is a research affiliate at the Centre for Risk Studies and an associate of the Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research. Prior to his role at ISF he was Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge and a Junior Research Fellow of Darwin College.

Ken Deng

Ken Deng

Research Assistant, Centre for Risk Studies

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Ken Deng is a Research Assistant at the Centre for Risk Studies and has a background in corporate finance, asset pricing and economics in general.

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Tamara Evan

Research Assistant, Centre for Risk Studies

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Tamara Evan is the Editorial Associate for the Centre for Risk Studies and oversees the completion, production and final delivery of the Centre’s research publications and risk scenario reports.

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Dr Jennifer Daffron

Research Associate, Centre for Risk Studies

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Dr Jennifer Daffron Risk Research Associate at the Centre for Risk Studies, who focuses on modelling the impact of cyber threats on global business and socioeconomics.

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Oliver Carpenter

Research Assistant, Centre for Risk Studies

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Oliver is a Research Assistant at the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies, where his primary focus is on Project Pandora, which aims to develop a risk analysis framework to understand and model impacts from various natural and man-made global catastrophes. 

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Jennifer Copic

Research Associate, Centre for Risk Studies

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Jennifer supports the research on scenario stress test development and insurance loss estimation, specifically on emerging topics, such as Cyber.

D'Maris Coffman

Professor D’Maris Coffman

Professor of Economics and Finance of the Built Environment, The School of Construction and Project Management, The Bartlett, University College London

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In January 2018, D’Maris was appointed to a professorial chair in Economics and Finance of the Built Environment. D’Maris arrived at UCL as a Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Associate Professor in the USA system) in September 2014. In February 2017, D’Maris took over as Director (Head of Department) of BSCPM. In the last 18 months, they have grown to about 640 students, 58 staff, and £12 in teaching income. Some of the recent growth comes from the integration of Bartlett’s IDIBE into CPM. D’Maris research interests span financial history/historical finance, infrastructure, construction, real estate and climate change.

Tina Fordham.

Tina Fordham

Partner and Head of Global Political Strategy at Avonhurst

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Tina Fordham is a Partner and Head of Global Political Strategy at Avonhurst, a London-based boutique political and legal advisory firm founded in 2019.

An industry leader in the field of political risk analysis, Tina has over 20 years’ experience advising institutional investors, corporate boards and international organisations about macro global political developments and their implications for markets and the economy, most recently as Citi’s Chief Global Political Analyst, a role she held for 17 years.

Whilst at Citi, Fordham established political analysis alongside traditional asset class research and helped establish it as a crucial component of investor due diligence and asset allocation. Earlier in her career, she founded Eurasia Group’s ground-breaking financial markets research business and the first emerging markets political risk index on Wall Street. She also served as a senior adviser in the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit.

Her research on the macro economic impact of gender-inclusive growth led to her appointment to the United Nations’ first High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment and a number one ESG ranking from Institutional Investor.

Tina serves on the international advisory boards for Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, her alma mater, and the Brussels-based think tank Carnegie Europe. She has been named in the Top 100 Geopolitical Experts (alongside Condoleezza Rice) and five times to the FN’s Top 100 Most Influential Women in European Finance, as well as Harper’s Bazaar’s 150 Visionary Women in Britain.

Tina is a frequent commentator in the international press and keynote speaker at numerous global policy and investor conferences.

Her current speaking topics include the 2020 global political outlook; key themes and signposts (including Brexit, US elections, populism and the future of democracy “Vox Populi Risk”, geopolitical risks including global trade and security) and gender-inclusive growth.

Dr Michael Kitson,

University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics, Cambridge Judge Business School

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Dr Michael Kitson is an Assistant Director of the Centre for Business Research (CBR), Cambridge, and is Hub Director of the UK-Innovation Research Centre. He has undertaken research for: the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC); the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS); the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC); the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC); and the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA).

Michael Kitson was Assistant Director of the National Competitiveness Network (NCN) of the Cambridge-MIT Institute (CMI) between 2000 and 2003, and Director of NCN between 2003 and 2007. CMI was a joint venture between Cambridge University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to improve competitiveness, innovation and entrepreneurship in the UK. He has provided evidence and advice to: the EU; the House of Lords enquiry into globalisation; and various regional and local governments. He is currently advising the Northern Ireland Government about its innovation policy.

Dr Aleksander Petrov

Partner, McKinsey & Company

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Aleksander Petrov is a Partner at McKinsey and Leader of the UK Risk Practice. He has broad experience in capital markets, derivatives pricing and portfolio management, supporting clients on a variety of risk topics focused on asset analysis, stress testing and recovery planning. Prior to joining McKinsey & Co in 2009 Aleksander spent approximately 10 years in various quant and trading roles within the European fixed income and structured finance industry. Dr Petrov holds a PhD in Finance, University of Vienna, Austria, focusing on derivatives use in CEE markets. He was a Research Associate at the London School of Economics and is a CFA charter holder. He has held teaching assistantship positions at the University of Vienna and Sofia.

Professor Daniel Ralph

Academic Director, Centre for Risk Studies and Professor of Operations Research, Cambridge Judge Business School

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Professor Daniel Ralph is a Founder and Academic Director of the Centre for Risk Studies, Professor of Operations Research at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, and a Fellow of Churchill College. Daniel’s research interests include identification and management of systemic risk, risk aversion in investment, economic equilibria models and optimisation methods. Management stress test, via selection and construction of catastrophe scenarios, is one focus of his work in the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies. Another is the role and expression of risk management within organisations. Daniel engages across scientific and social science academia, a variety of commercial and industrial sectors, and government policy making. He was Editor-in-Chief of Mathematical Programming (Series B) from 2007-2013.

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Alan Jagolinzer.

Professor Alan Jagolinzer

Professor of Financial Accounting at Cambridge Judge Business School and Director, Centre for Financial Reporting & Accountability (CFRA)

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Professor of Financial Accounting at Cambridge Judge Business School and Director, Centre for Financial Reporting & Accountability (CFRA)

He has obtained BS (Pennsylvania State University), MBA (Syracuse University), PhD (Pennsylvania State University)

Professor Jagolinzer’s research interests include financial reporting, international accounting, corporate governance, executive compensation and incentives, and insider trading.

He is a member of the editorial boards of The Accounting Review and The Journal of International Accounting Research. In 2015, he was a Fellow of the International Accounting Standards Board, London.

Professor Jagolinzer was an Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of Colorado-Boulder and an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

He has been awarded the following awards and honours:

  • Robert S. Wasley Teaching Award, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder, 2016
  • MBA Distinguished Teaching Award, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, 2010
  • Sloan Masters Program Teaching Excellence Award, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, 2009

Ed Jenkins

Chief Risk Officer, Asia Pacific & Group General Manager, HSBC

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Ed Jenkins is Chief Risk Officer, Asia Pacific, Group General Manager at HSBC. Previous roles within HSBC include Global Head of Wholesale Credit and Market Risk, Chief Risk Officer, Global Banking and Market, Global Head of Independent Model Review and Model Risk Governance and Chief Accounting Officer, Global Banking and Markets.

Prior to HSBC, Ed was Global Head of Equity Valuation Group, JP Morgan Chase.

John Low

Head of Risk and Health & Safety at Game Retail, UK & Northern Ireland

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John Low, Head of Risk and Health & Safety at Game Retail, location UK & Northern Ireland, responsible for:

  • The Corporate Risk Register ensuring all business risks are identified and updated, the appropriate risk treatments are implemented, monitored and modified as required.
  • To ensure strategic business initiatives are fully risk evaluated and are within the strategic risk appetite for the business.
  • To liaise with senior management at all levels including all directors to ensure the risk function is fully developed and operational.
  • To have an effective company BCP and crisis management plans and that these are rehearsed.
 

Rowan Douglas

CEO of the Capital, Science & Policy Practice at Willis Towers Watson

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Rowan is CEO of the Capital, Science & Policy Practice at Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company. Previously, he served on the Board of the Group’s reinsurance division, Willis Re, as CEO Global Analytics.

In 2011, Rowan was appointed to the UK Prime Minister’s Council for Science & Technology; he is also a member of the Royal Society’s Working Group on Resilience to Climate Risk and Extreme Weather and chairs the Willis Research Network of fifty universities worldwide.

He has held various appointments within the UN and other international organisations and was awarded a CBE in the 2016 New Year’s honours for services to the economy through risk, insurance and sustainable growth. Rowan sits on the Executive Committee of the International Insurance Society (IIS), New York from which he received the Kenneth R Black Award in 2014.

Larry Cristini.

Larry Cristini

Head of Global Crisis Management, Facebook

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Larry has spent over 15 years advising multinational corporations on anticipating and managing strategic risks through more resilient and robust planning and proactive crisis and issues management. He has extensive experience integrating strategic risk into business planning, building corporate programs, providing real-time crisis response support, conducting crisis simulations, and training c-suite and corporate functional leads.

Simon Ruffle

Director of Research & Innovation, Centre for Risk Studies

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Simon Ruffle is a member of the Executive Team and is responsible for the overall research framework of the Centre. He is researching into innovative sourcing of business economic data and is leading the cyber threat research track. He has a background in natural hazards and the insurance industry.

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Risk Prize finalists

Moritz Baer

Master of Philosophy in Environmental Policy candidate, University of Cambridge

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Moritz Baer is a candidate for the Master of Philosophy in Environmental Policy at the University of Cambridge. He is currently involved in the project FRANTIC ‘Financial Risk and the Impact of Climate Change’ in cooperation with CISL and C-EENRG in Cambridge.

He holds a BSc in Economics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) and a BA in Political Science from the University of Vienna.

Prior to commencing MPhil studies, Moritz worked as a Research Associate at the Ecological Economics Institute at WU in Vienna on sustainable finance and political economy issues as part of the  project ‘MISTRA Financial System’ funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research.

Following completion of his MPhil, Moritz will work on climate-related financial risk in the ‘Directorate Générale Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability‘ at the European Central Bank.

Bradley Gibb

MBA candidate, Cambridge Judge Business School

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Bradley is an MBA candidate at Cambridge Judge Business School. 

A qualified accountant, Bradley spent his 10-year professional career in finance and accounting roles within the FMCG industry. The majority of his career has been spent at Coca-Cola Amatil, where he joined on the Corporate Graduate Programme in Sydney, Australia, upon completing his undergraduate degree. During his tenure at Coca-Cola Amatil he had the opportunity to work across a number of developed and developing markets.

Bradley first discovered an interest in plastic use as Commercial Manager – Group Procurement, where he supported the purchase of both virgin and recycled PET resin across six countries. He has continued a passion for sustainability and plastic waste and am currently assisting Nestle, through the MBA on a Global Consulting Project, investigating the design of container deposit return schemes in North America.

Sam Vosper

PhD candidate, Department of Land Economy and researcher, Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG).

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Sam is a PhD candidate at the Department of Land Economy and researcher at the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG).

His core research area is in the field of environmental and development economics, exploring issues of climate related risk and microfinance in Africa. At present, Sam is working on a larger project which aims to remotely track changing risk preferences of 20,000 Kenyan farmers over an entire agricultural season and across an extensive geography.

Previously, Sam has completed a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Mathematics and Environmental Science, in South Africa, as well as an MPhil in Environmental Policy at Cambridge. He has also worked as an environmental consultant in South Africa, advising on issues of environmental risk (emissions and energy) for both industry and government. 

Broadly Sam is interested in how we as individuals, businesses and governments aim to navigate uncertainty and direct development amidst the imminent climate challenges.