We know that no two businesses operate to the same risk appetite and tolerances or risk model. When it comes to the risk appetite and tolerances each organisation is different. Businesses approach risk management and business continuity in different ways. Each Board and Executive Management team will have varying views on risk and risk management. It is important that senior executives and the Board are aligned with their stakeholders’ risk tolerances and appetite. We specialise in facilitating workshops and discussions with directors, senior executives and shareholders to gain alignment and buy-in.

The level of acceptable risks to take,to remain competitive and commercially viable, will differ depending on industry and agreed risk tolerances and appetite.  Some risks can be reduced or mitigated against but, not all risks can or should be eliminated. Our team can operate independently or as part of an outsourced compliance services resource to help identify risks through risk analysis. We work with businesses to review their enterprise risk and provide corporate governance compliance and vendor management services.

Risk management is part of an organisation’s overall governance framework. Governance risk and compliance can be controlled using outsourced compliance services, outsourced company secretarial services and risk management consulting services. Corporate Governance Compliance should not be a ‘box ticking exercise’ but rather embedded procedures, processesand systems embraced by all departments and teams.

We would be delighted to work with your executive team to identify key risks and provide mitigation options to reduce risks within accepted tolerances. It is vital that senior management and their teams are aware of how to identify risks and form business objectives to mitigate and reduce risks which are in keeping with their Board’s overall organisational strategy and business plan.

Tania Anis - I've had the pleasure to see Robert in action on several events. His sessions are nothing short of being engaging and informative .It is always humbling to see a man with such expertise, willingly divulge his knowledge so thoroughly. Always a pleasure attending your sessions Robert. Thank you for your contributions to our successful events.

Jareen Kaur, Conference Producer-Large Scale Events, Functional at Marcus Evans Group

Robert enhanced the quality of my 5th Annual Directors’ Duties: Corporate & Family Boards conference in Dubai this year with his passion and dedication as a Speaker. He played a key role in my conference success with his excellent facilitation of the panel discussion on ‘Safeguarding Your Directorship Accountability Vs Personal Liabilities’.   Read More..

Irfan Butt, Tax Director – PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Great service on projects with full understanding of the complex subject matters without losing sight of the bigger picture and what the clients intended to achieve. No hesitation in recommending and appointing him again on projects with excellent and timely delivery of projects within the agreed timetable. Read More

Anke Plock-Girmann, Director at PwC ‘Jordan’, ACE

Robert was instrumental in forming the regional translators into a centralised virtual translation team and the use of software to capture know-how to improve efficiency and quality by creating a company brand of Arabic translation. During our work Robert advised on operational matters in the new department and served in a governance role.

Amanda Line, Partner at PwC

Robert has a deep knowledge of governance and compliance issues and is an expert in all company secretarial matters. He has great communications skills and made a significant contribution to our Corporate Governance and Board Readiness training initiatives.

Steven Barlow (Chief Officer Risk, Internal Audit, Governance)

Robert is a consummate corporate governance professional who provides highly effective company secretarial and advisory services to the Board. He drives discipline and rigor into processes which significantly strengthen the maturity of the Board’s activities and decision making.He successfully works with the Board members and the Group’s senior management to ensure strategic alignment and the implementation of best practice.

Sangeetha Kaur Nair (Senior Conference Producer at Marcus Evans)

I have worked closely with Robert on several events and it has always been a great pleasure. He was a remarkable chairperson at the recent 9th Annual Board Secretary Conference in Dubai, as he took charge and was excellent with engaging the delegates throughout the session. Robert’s knowledge on corporate governance is just excellent and he has a very positive attitude toward always willing to share and learn for future improvement… Thank you Robert for being a great leader and someone so easy to work with.

Farhana Majid, Director, Financial Services Transformation

Robert and I worked very closely on two high profile reviews for a sovereign wealth fund and a diversified investment company in the Middle East region.

He quickly built rapport with the client as the Legal subject matter expert on both the projects and engaged in thought provoking discussions around best in class corporate governance, compliance frameworks, legal department’s strategic remit as enablers for the business to move forward and policies and procedures review. Read More

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