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The University of Southampton
Centre for Risk Research

Is Risk Management a Science or Art? The Adherence of Fools vs. the Guidance of Wise Men Event

13:00 - 14:00
10 December 2019
University of Southampton Building 100, Room 8013 Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ

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Event details

Abstract: In this Centre for Risk Research seminar, Alastair Barron will draw upon his extensive experience of working in senior positions in risk, security and operations management to evaluate the relative merits of contemporary risk management practices. He will reflect critically on the extent to which risk management is a scientific discipline, informed by sound theory and empirical evidence, or an intuitive practice based on experience and reflexive responses to evolving and unpredictable circumstances.

Speaker information

Alastair Barron , Old Mutual PLC,Previously held the positions of Head of Threat Management & Operational Risk at the financial services firm Skandia, Director of Information Risk Consulting at the defence technology company QinetiQ, and Head of Group Security for the FTSE 100-listed firms the Barclays Group plc and Old Mutual plc. He has also worked in a variety of other roles for the British Army Intelligence Corps and the City of London Corporation where, after the large IRA bombs in the early 90s, his work specifically had a business resilience, security and risk focus. Alastair completed his MBA at Southampton Business School.

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