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Thought leadership webinar

Risk appetite: Getting the board on board.

On demand webinar

For any organisation, the development and articulation of the risk appetite is crucial in order to define and guide the degree of freedom that its employees have in taking and accepting risk.

The development of risk appetite should be a joint responsibility between executive management and the board (or governing body for non-commercial organisations). It is however ultimately owned by the board, who should give sign off and approval.

This requires the board to be ‘on board’ with the whole process, providing with input and challenge in all stages from its development to final approval. However, getting the board onboard can often be a challenge, requiring a degree of education to align thinking, as well as strong facilitation to bring board members to an agreed view.

Join David Tattam, Protecht’s Chief Research and Content Officer and Michael Howell, Protecht’s Research and Content Lead for this insightful webinar, which takes a practical approach to how you can best get your board on board. Driven by the presenters’ many years of experience of developing risk appetites for clients across all sectors and regions, this webinar considers the best approach, the steps in the process, and the facilitation skills required to make it happen.

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David Tattam

Chief Research and Content Officer, Protecht

Michael Howell

Research and Content Lead, Protecht

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"Risk appetite should be a tool used every day, not a document that collects dust on the boardroom shelf." - David Tattam, Chief Research and Content Officer,

Key information and topics covered:

  • Key steps in developing a risk appetite
  • The right level of board education to align thinking
  • How to run and facilitate a successful board risk appetite workshop
  • Key pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • What comes after board approval – the ongoing process

Target audience

  • Risk managers
  • Chief risk officers
  • Senior executives
  • Other key decision-makers

About the presenters

Chief Research and Content Officer, Protecht

David Tattam is the Chief Research & Content Officer and co-founder of the Protecht Group. David's vision is to redefine the way the world thinks about risk and to develop risk management to its rightful place as being a key driver of value creation in each of Protecht's customers.

David is the driving force in taking Protecht's risk thinking to the frontiers of what is possible in risk management and to support the uplift of people risk capability through training and content.

Research and Content Lead, Protecht

Michael Howell is Protecht's Research and Content Lead. He is passionate about the field of risk management and related disciplines, with a focus on helping organisations succeed using a ‘decisions eyes wide open’ approach.

Michael is a Certified Practicing Risk Manager whose curiosity drives his approach to challenge the status quo and look for innovative solutions.