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Executive Risk Practitioner

Abilities and Knowledge

  • Intimate knowledge of the business and industry
  • Broad-based operational perspective
  • Business process expertise
  • Company’s risk leader (Enterprise Risk Management /Chief Risk Officer)
  • Company’s business resiliency planner
  • Strategic view of risk management
  • Key player in Mergers & Acquisitions and due diligence
  • Pushes / pulls leading practices across industries
  • Resource for C-suite for non-insurance business risk issues
  • Ethics and governance cultural leader
  • Alternative risk transfer leader
  • Strong budgeting and staff development expertise

Skills and Attributes

  • Perceptive
  • Influential
  • Educator
  • Change agent
  • Profit center focus
  • Facilitator
  • Constructive
  • Pragmatic
  • Promoter
  • Well-prepared
  • Leader
  • Dynamic
  • Persuasive
  • Effective with others
  • Proactive
  • Coach
  • Decisive
  • Strategic thinker
  • Exceptional presentation skills
  • Exceptional negotiation techniques
  • Exceptional verbal communication
  • Exceptional written communication


  • Self assessment tools
  • Industry publications
  • Business school seminars
  • Business publications
  • COSO ERM framework
  • Australian Standard AS/NZS 4360
  • Conferences (RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition, industry-related)
  • Network of industry contacts

Distinguishing Features

  • Enterprise Risk Management /Chief Risk Officer title
  • Strong business acumen
  • Continually reinvents
  • Opportunistic
  • Frequent volunteer
  • Risk champion
  • Sense of purpose
  • Personally motivated
  • Politically savvy
  • Leader of cross-departmental teams
  • Desire for recognition
  • Visionary
  • Engaging presence
  • Recognized industry expert
  • Does job in front of their desk
  • Initiates and implements change
  • RM programs ARE strategic objectives
  • Ability to educate up
  • Global perspective of risk
  • Author
  • RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition / industry conference speaking engagements



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