The UK Finance Risk and Resilience Academy, in partnership with KRisk, will enable delegates to develop frameworks, practices and behaviours that instil operational resilience disciplines across the firm.

Following the release of the FCA/PRA/BoE Operational Resilience policy the academy explores the principles involved in managing risk and enabling a resilient culture while supporting management to integrate and embed operational resilience best practice to the new policy requirements. It makes effective use of organisational knowledge, encourages effective and empowered leaders and enables organisations to deliver on their commitments in the changing environment.

At its core the academy is a comprehensive training course where senior managers follow a programme that includes 8 virtual 3 hour sessions supplemented by interactive online resources. Delegates will work in teams to build structures, frameworks, and processes that will help them to embed a more resilient approach when they return to their organisation. They will have access to dedicated forums to discuss their experiences and receive advice from experienced risk professionals led by real life case studies.

The resilience of the financial sector is not only a strategic imperative for firms operating in the UK, but it has grown over recent years to be viewed as a competitive advantage. As such, building operational resilience to enable firms to recover quickly and effectively from operational disruptions is vital. Using the regulatory objectives to unlock the broader benefits of enhancing resilience, driving a truly customer focused approach in parallel enhancing systemic stability and firm sustainability.

The academy draws on various related regimes and frameworks to bolster the delivery in an operational resilience context. The academy will provide participants, with the knowledge, tools and skills required to embed operational resilience into the operational rhythm of their organisations.

Hear from our Operational Resilience Principal, Lorraine O'Donnell and Grant Kennedy, Managing Director, K Risk as they talk about the benefit of the Academy to your firm.

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Dr Aarti Anhal

Dr Aarti Anhal

Associate, KRisk

Aarti is a risk and resilience coach, consultant and mentor, who has been working in the field of security, risk and resilience since 2001. Renowned f...

Aarti is a risk and resilience coach, consultant and mentor, who has been working in the field of security, risk and resilience since 2001. Renowned for her passion for the subject and dynamic style of facilitation, she now has a specific focus on helping organisations to build the optimal performance of their people and positive organisational culture into their organisational resilience frameworks, systems and processes.

Formerly a Partner at a leading risk software company and Director at a boutique crisis management consultancy, Aarti has spent her professional career equipping operational teams and executives across the finance, retail, government and transport sectors with the skills and tools they need to build their resilience capabilities and succeed in today's complex environment. She started her career helping UK government and businesses develop some of their early thinking on cyber-security before moving on to provide security consultancy to multinationals operating in high-risk environments including Iraq and Afghanistan.

Aarti adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to all of her work - blending psychology, behavioural science and neuroscience with traditional business performance strategies including risk, crisis and change management. She has: an LLB/Maitrise in English & French Law at King's College London and the Université de Paris I (Sorbonne); an MA in International Peace and Security; and, a PhD in International Studies from the University of Cambridge. She is currently completing an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology at University of East London (UEL).

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Grant Kennedy

Grant Kennedy

Managing Director, KRisk

With extensive experience working within the Aerospace & Aviation Industry, in the early part of his career e.g. BAE Systems, Airbus, BAA and Glob...

With extensive experience working within the Aerospace & Aviation Industry, in the early part of his career e.g. BAE Systems, Airbus, BAA and Global Infrastructure Partners. Grant has a rare blend of experience, skills and knowledge capable of influencing and improving operational risk & resilience performance using a broad range of interrelated Degree, Post Graduate & Professional risk qualifications to support his proven experience and ability. Since founding KRisk, Grant, has taken on interim Head of risk & resilience roles at Critical National Infrastructure companies in the Utilities and Transport sector.

KRisk also works in close collaboration with many leading training organisations, including the Institute of Risk Management, Lloyds Register, CAAi. Many organisations use KRisk's courses called Business Risk and Resilience, Risk Champions, Risk based approach to Root Cause Analysis and People risk. Grant is also the IRMs Mentor for the Resilience module of the International Diploma.

In the Finance sector KRisk is partnering with UK Finance and has developed a four day accredited Enterprise Risk & Resilience programme for their members. Grant has also been briefing the CRO network and Op resilience network on how to efficiently build, implement and embed and integrated risk and resilience approach.Also, Grant and his team have been working recently with NATO, Worldbank, UAEexchange and many others to improves their operational resilience frameworks and processes. KRisk have developed world leading software that focuses on organizational/operational resilience and people resilience solutions.

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Matthew Horrox

Matthew Horrox

Director, Continuity Strategy

He built his career with leading consultancy firms including Atkins, Control Risks and KPMG, before taking leadership positions at Nationwide (Head of...

He built his career with leading consultancy firms including Atkins, Control Risks and KPMG, before taking leadership positions at Nationwide (Head of Strategy, Operational Resilience), Bank of Ireland (Head of Group BCM) and Norges Bank Investment Management (Head of Resilience & Continuity – 2LOD). He is a founding director of Continuity Strategy.

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Tom Wooton

Tom Wooton

Founder, Lumino

Tom's experience in leading programmes focused on meeting the finance sector’s operational resilience regulations will be of great benefit to your col...

Tom's experience in leading programmes focused on meeting the finance sector’s operational resilience regulations will be of great benefit to your colleagues throughout the Risk & Resilience Academy. 

He has worked closely with many senior teams to develop risk and resilience capabilities and has built new approaches to identify important business services, set impact tolerances and map critical dependencies. A major focus of Tom’s experience has been around scenario testing and helping firms to prepare, respond and recover from severe but plausible scenarios. He focuses on developing testing programmes that build crisis leadership and response capability over time at the operational and strategic levels of an organisation. 

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KRisk

KRisk

Establishing effective risk and resilience management is like completing a jigsaw; some of our clients start with no pieces, some only have a few miss...

Establishing effective risk and resilience management is like completing a jigsaw; some of our clients start with no pieces, some only have a few missing, while others have all the pieces but no idea how they all fit together.

Our team of Partners and Associates have experience across a range of interconnecting risk and resilience management disciplines as well as industries of all kinds. We share ideas, knowledge and learnings from every client engagement, ensuring our team stays at the cutting edge of risk and resilience management.

Our positive attitude, strong client relationships and enthusiasm for the discipline motivate us and our clients to think outside the box, enjoy the risk and resilience journey and always spot the opportunity in uncertainty.

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  • Organisational influencers: CEO, CRO, Head of Audit, Head of Compliance, Head of Risk, NEDs
  • COO: according to the regulator, responsible for resilience
  • A risk or resilience manager within a business unit / function with responsibility for the first line of defence for risk and resilience
  • A member of the risk and compliance team with responsibility for risk and resilience strategy or governance who needs to better understand how to more effectively manage risk and resilience
  • A risk or resilience champion or coordinator who needs to influence others to in support of the risk and resilience strategy and objectives
  • Specific functions with responsibility for risk and resilience management: security, safety, cyber environment