In the Hot Seat: Tracey Skinner, Airmic chair

In the Hot Seat: Tracey Skinner, Airmic chair

In the Hot Seat: Tracey Skinner, Airmic chair

Tracey Skinner, group insurance director at BT Group, the UK telecommunications group, has long been an active member of Airmic and has accepted the role of chair of the association in what will inevitably prove to be a busy and challenging year for members of the UK risk management community, as they help their companies emerge from lockdown. Adrian Ladbury…

Crisis breathes new life into Airmic’s SIG programme

Crisis breathes new life into Airmic’s SIG programme

Crisis breathes new life into Airmic’s SIG programme

Airmic has run special interest groups (SIGs) for many years to help members dig deeper into areas of particular importance by both sector and topics. It makes a lot of sense. Risk and insurance managers of course work for all sorts of companies in the myriad of different sectors and have as many job descriptions as there are members. No…

Learning lessons from Covid-19

Learning lessons from Covid-19

Learning lessons from Covid-19

With more than 100 years since the last global pandemic, it is not surprising that words like “unprecedented” are being used to describe the current coronavirus crisis, according to Claire McDonald, UK and Ireland country manager for Risk Frontiers Europe sponsor HDI Global. “It’s beyond our collective consciousness,” she says. “We have slightly reworked history. You may have heard people…

Back to the future

Back to the future

Back to the future

Roscoe Fawcett of Bridge Insurance Brokers, a UK partner of Risk Frontiers Europe sponsor Brokerslink, suggests that a little like the fairytale of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, the Covid-19 pandemic caught people unawares because previous threats had not evolved into truly global events. Liz Booth [LB]: Were you surprised at how unprepared the world was for this pandemic, given…

Risk managers showing their value through Covid-19 crisis

Risk managers showing their value through Covid-19 crisis

Risk managers showing their value through Covid-19 crisis

Continuity is the key to success with Covid-19, Chris Staes of HDI Global being prepared and able to provide clients with business continuity when it comes to insurance requirements was essential in the early days of the Covid-19 crisis. The key to that, says Chris Staes, Belgium country manager of Risk Frontiers Europe sponsor HDI Global, was providing continuity to…

Innovation coming to fore through Covid-19 crisis, says Louppe

Innovation coming to fore through Covid-19 crisis, says Louppe

Innovation coming to fore through Covid-19 crisis, says Louppe

Being prepared and flexible has been key in finding innovative solutions to working through the Covid-19 crisis, according to Florence Louppe of HDI Global. Coping with the Covid-19 pandemic has brought out the best in people as they find innovative solutions and workarounds to keep business moving through worldwide lockdowns, said Ms Louppe, the insurer’s country manager in France. “Right…

Risk management should emerge post-Covid-19 stronger than ever, says HDI

Risk management should emerge post-Covid-19 stronger than ever, says HDI

Risk management should emerge post-Covid-19 stronger than ever, says HDI

The need for robust risk management has never been more urgent, Frank Harting of HDI Global has told Commercial Risk Europe. According to Mr Harting, risk managers are needed more than ever. But speaking to Commercial Risk Europe, Mr Harting said: “Sometimes it takes failures before we change things. In Germany, we saw this after Fukushima. This brought a change…

Rise of Covid-19 underlines need to urgently rethink risk-reward balance

Rise of Covid-19 underlines need to urgently rethink risk-reward balance

Rise of Covid-19 underlines need to urgently rethink risk-reward balance

The unwelcome arrival of coronavirus (Covid-19) has once again shown how essential it is for organisations of all types – private and public – to properly identify, assess, manage and transfer their critical risks. The very fact that we have decided to launch this weekly update on the latest risk and insurance implications of the virus shows that the business…

The risk manager’s role in saving the planet

The risk manager’s role in saving the planet

The risk manager’s role in saving the planet

The average European risk manager may be excused for thinking that the call from Brigitte Bouquot, president of French risk management association AMRAE, for risk managers to play their part in the creation of a new social contract between politicians, business leaders and society to help tackles the world’s big problems, is overstepping the line somewhat. But we are not…

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