Airmic’s ERM Forum set to take place on 7 December will feature Lord Toby Harris, chair of the UK’s National Preparedness Commission (NPC).
He will speak on a panel debate, entitled “National resilience and the role of the risk professional”.
The panel will consider work he has championed as chair of the NPC to embrace conscious learning from the pandemic and previous crises.
Lord Toby is also a former chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority and a former reviewer of London’s terrorist preparedness.
This session will herald the launch of the latest Airmic-Control Risks pandemic crisis management report, which follows on from the first report published in September 2020.
In October Lord Toby chaired two roundtables, in his role as chair of the NPC, that were attended by Airmic.
The first of these, “Learning that can save lives”, focused on the process of learning and how it can be better understood to effect positive change in how we learn from past, and prepare for, future crises.
The other was to consider the report, “Partnering with Purpose", prepared for the Commission by Marsh McLennan. This report looks at how stronger interactions between the public and private sectors could deliver greater national resilience and preparedness for contingencies and threats.
This report will be a focus of Richard Smith-Bingham, executive director of Marsh McLennan Advantage, as part of the December event panel.