At AndersonRisk we passionately believe that together with you, we can make uncertain futures much more manageable.

This means that we must work with you to re-imagine how you manage yourself, to make sure that you know where you are on important matters and to be confident that you know how to address uncertain futures.

We use our knowledge, skills and experience, combined with proven tools, techniques and approaches, which we leave behind so that you can carry on using them long after we have finished, to transform your business. As a consequence you will face the future with more familiarity, you will feel more confident about their current position and you will be organised to go forward into these uncertain futures.

To do this with you we have assembled a team of leading experts, practitioners and consultants:

Richard Anderson: Richard works with boards to advise them on how best to organise themselves to address the risk challenge. He also regularly develops and delivers training programmes for boards and their organisations. Richard’s clients have spanned major FTSE100 organisations to small family owned businesses. Over his career, he has worked in the commercial, government and third sectors encompassing financial services as well as oil & gas, hotel & leisure, manufacturing, engineering and retail. Richard is the current Chairman of the Institute of Risk Management. A Chartered Accountant by training, Richard was a partner in Coopers & Lybrand and subsequently PwC where he led the Strategic Risk group in Europe, The Middle East and Africa. Richard has also worked for a variety of risk practices, including recently setting up AndersonRisk. In 2009 he wrote a report comparing Risk Management and Corporate Governance in Banks in the UK, the USA and France for the OECD. He also wrote IRM’s influential guidance on Risk Appetite and Tolerance, and is currently working on their current thought leadership on risk and complexity in 21st Century organisations.

Keith Smith: Keith works with companies both in the private and public sector ensuring that their risk management programmes are effective on the ground. Keith’s clients range across public and private sectors. He has taken roles with other larger management consultancies delivering on International risk consultancy work and delivering risk management systems to major organisations. As a “hands on” risk management consultant, he has developed and delivered a number of risk training courses, risk software implementations and risk related reports. Keith has also undertaken senior interviews, coaching and general consulting work across a range of industrial sectors such as retail, Government, rail, construction, health and high-tech. During this time, he has worked with people from many different professional backgrounds and with all levels of management including Board members. In 2011, he took the role of Risk Manager for a large UK based company developing and implementing the risk management policies, processes and operational risk management systems required by the company.

Pekka Luoma: Pekka is an internationally experienced, multi-lingual financial and commodities markets risk & process expert, with personal in-depth experience in Exchanges, Clearing House and Settlement. He has worked outside his native Finland for 19 years and has held risk management related positions since 1978. He was a Board Member (the latter term of two served as Chairman) of the Finnish Options and Futures Exchange to March 1993, a Board Member in the Helsinki Money Market Clearing Centre in its first year of operations (1989 – 90) and built a Clearing and Settlement Practice for a global consultancy firm AMS Inc. (now part of CGI) in the five years to 2005. More broadly he has a proven track record involving market, product and project development, in addition to planning and overseeing organic change in global investment banks, brokerages, exchanges & clearing houses. His functional expertise and experience spans from Board-level and Deputy General Manager roles to devising hedging strategies for clients. Therefore his experience encompasses trade lifecycle management from the risk instrument point of view and the related operational processes point of view – as well as from collateral management and the setting up of control environments perspectives.

Ray Flynn: Ray has led Risk Management at European, EMEA and EMEAI regional levels at both Golder and MWH, over a period of 7 years. He has developed anti-bribery training modules and delivered Code of Business Conduct and Anti-bribery training to staff in thirteen countries. He has been responsible for developing, and managing to a successful completion, mitigation plans for areas of non-compliance in various countries and was the European lead for MWH in a collaborative World Bank programme targeting corruption. He re-launched MWH’s ‘Managers Handbook’ and conducted numerous Compliance Audits in MWH’s regional business units. Having successfully turned around two ailing businesses, in Italy and in the UK, and having conducted business in 24 countries, Ray has a hard-nosed business perspective on risk and compliance rarely found in Risk Managers. He is a highly experienced leader of due diligence reviews.

Robert Armstrong: Robert is the former Global Insurance Director of Subsea 7, where he managed responsibilities for strategic risk management policy and insurance procurement for this international oil & gas contractor with a marine fleet of approximately 50 specialist pipelay and diving support vessels, a global workforce of 15,000 and annual revenues in excess of US$ 6 billion. A leading advocate and practitioner of integrating risk management into the culture and business systems of companies operating in the oil & gas sector, Robert continues to provide advisory and consultancy services to a number of contractors as well as insurers and brokers in the London insurance market. With more than 35 years of experience across Europe, Scandinavia, Asia Pacific, China, the Middle East and the Americas, Robert has acted for owners, lenders, operators and contractors on many energy and infrastructure development projects worldwide, and maintains a network of influential contacts across the globe.