Category: Opinion

The Charitable Purpose – the Touchstone for the Organisation

By paul obrien / May 5, 2021

Many corporate mission statements are simply clever PR, designed to impress but not necessarily lived. Back in the days when it was safe to go to people’s offices for face-to-face meetings, I was always fascinated to see the Vision, Mission, and in some cases the Strategic Objectives of the organisation I was visiting on prominent display in their public spaces. Despite no specific evidence, I somehow felt that these organisations were more focused and internally harmonious, and I also got the strong impression that they were living their vision and mission.

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10 Things you should know about Operational Resilience

By gerard joyce / April 9, 2021

10 Things you should know about Operational Resilience   Operational Resilience is the ability of an organisation to continue to deliver critical operations throughout a disruption. Operational Resilience does not replace Risk Management nor Business Continuity, it enhances them. Operational Resilience is an outcome of Risk Management, Information Security (including Cyber), Incident Management, Business Continuity,…

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Risk Appetite – what does ‘good’ look like?

By paul obrien / February 12, 2021

Risk Appetite – what does ‘good’ look like? Let’s begin with a definition of Risk Appetite. ISO 31000 (the international risk management standard) defines risk appetite as “the amount and type of risk that an organisation is prepared to pursue, retain or take”. Adding to this, we could say that risk appetite is the amount…

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Operation Yellowhammer – a Risk Assessment?

By paul obrien / September 16, 2019

Now available for public viewing, the “official sensitive” document that is HMG’s Operation Yellowhammer is a very realistic and comprehensive high-level risk assessment of a no-deal Brexit scenario…

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Europe will miss the enormous regulatory input of the UK after Brexit

By paul obrien / January 31, 2019

Europe will miss the enormous regulatory input of the UK after Brexit Throughout the debacle that was the Brexit campaign much of the Leave rhetoric suggested that getting out from under the rules imposed by EU legislation was one of the three big reasons to vote leave… remember the one about the “bendy bananas”? The…

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