Risk Appetite & Effective Decisions

Risk Appetite & Effective Decisions

How to set the right Risk Appetite and Risk Capacity levels

Rinske Geerlings

Rinske Geerlings

Founder and Principal Consultant at Business As Usual

Better Boards is pleased to present "Risk Appetite & Effective Decisions" in partnership with Rinske Geerlings, Founder and Principal Consultant at Business As Usual.

Practical techniques on agreeing, as a board, on suitable Risk Appetite and Risk Capacity levels for your organisation, so you can limit the risk of over- and under-investment in controls.

Without clear Risk Appetite and Risk Capacity statements and related Risk Acceptance Criteria, staff in your organisation are ‘flying blind’ without understanding which mitigations are required at minimum versus ’nice to haves’. This also creates a situation whereby management cannot be confident that money is spent well on reasonable treatment options.

In this webinar, you will learn a practical method to agree with fellow board members on your organisation’s preferred, as well as maximum tolerable:

  • Strategic risks, such as those related to mergers, acquisitions, digital transformation, globalisation and industry changes;
  • Financial risks, including market risk, credit risk and liquidity risk;
  • Operational risks, e.g. those related to IT system downtime, staff unavailability. physical asset damage, cyber attacks and supply chain disruptions; and
  • Compliance risks, such as those related to regulations and contractual obligations.

About the Presenter
Rinske Geerlings

Rinske is an internationally known consultant, speaker and certified Risk Management, Business Continuity and Information Security trainer. She was awarded Risk Consultant of the Year 2017 (RMIA/Australasia), Alumnus of the Year 2012 of Delft University, Australian Business Woman of the Year 2010-13 by BPW and Outstanding Security Consultant 2019 Finalist (OSPAs). Rinske has consulted to the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet, 15 Central Banks, APEC, BBC, Shell, Fuji Xerox, NIB Health Funds, ASIC, Departments of Defence, Immigration, Health, Industry, Education, Foreign Affairs and 100s of other public and private organisations across 5 continents. She has been changing the way organisations ‘plan for the unexpected’. Her facilitation skills enable organisations to achieve their own results and simplify their processes. She applies a fresh, energetic, fun, practical, easy-to-apply, innovative approach to Risk, BCM, Security and Disaster Recovery... topics often perceived as dull and cumbersome. Her 'alter ego' includes being a lead singer in SophieG Music and contributing to the global charity Playing For Change, which provides music education to children in disadvantaged regions. Rinske holds ISO 31000 Lead Risk Manager, ISO 22301 Master, ISO 27001 Master, CBCP, MBCI, ITIL, PRINCE2 and COBIT certifications.


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