Head of Risk and Information Governance, Hampshire County Council
I have worked in the local government risk and insurance environment for 25 years. My current role at Hampshire County Council includes responsibilities for enterprise risk, risk financing, information governance (data protection, information requests and information handing), Deputy Senior Information Risk Officer, complaints and some broader commissioning of services.
I have been a member of the Board of Directors of Alarm for most of the past 10 years.
The 3 pieces of work for Alarm that I’m most proud of contributing towards are the Core Competencies, the National Performance Framework and the original risk management toolkit, ‘Risk, Managed’. I’m also a frequent presenter at Alarm events written a number of Alarm documents and articles, and I’ve chaired the Alarm/CIPFA Benchmarking club since its inception.
Alarm is both a support network for its Members and sets the standards for quality in the risk management field; whether that is in the area of ERM, insurance, fraud or resilience. This is articulated in the video interview I did for Alarm with the Telegraph and is articulated through our business plan.
The way that we present our information on our website, how we communicate with our Members, the value that sponsors get from working with us and the products, events and guidance we produce naturally flow from that overall vision.
How I like to work:
- In a collegiate way, that supports the passion we all have for Alarm, celebrates our differing personalities as well as promotes robust decision making and the delivery on our promises.
- Communication with the Board, with regular updates to all of the Board on the issues crossing the Chairman’s desk and the Executive.
- Communication with Alarm Members through a regular “Chairman’s blog”, so that they know what the Board is doing and thinking about.
- Attendance at regional and country group meetings and listening to Member’s ideas and views.