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Thought leadership webinar

Risk appetite: Getting the board on board.

On demand webinar

For any organization, developing and articulating your risk appetite is crucial in order to define and guide the degree of freedom that your employees have in taking and accepting risks.

The development of a risk appetite statement should be a joint responsibility between executive management and the board of directors (or governing body for non-commercial organizations). Ultimately, risk appetite is owned by the board, which should give sign-off and approval.

This requires the board to be "on board" with the whole process, providing input and challenges in all stages from risk appetite development to final approval - and thus needs education, facilitation and alignment to bring everyone 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 that takes a practical approach to how you can best get your board on board.

Driven by the presenters’ many years of experience developing risk appetites in collaboration with Protecht clients, this webinar considers best-practice approaches, the steps in the process, and the facilitation skills required to make agreement 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, Protecht

Key topics covered:

  • Key steps in developing a risk appetite
  • The right level of education to align thinking across your board of directors
  • 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

Who will benefit from tuning in:

  • 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.