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North East and Cumbria

Welcome to the North East and Cumbria branch page.

The North East and Cumbria Branch has been established to provide IIRSM members across the region with a platform to actively engage with other risk management professionals and give a more direct route for members to access the institute and continue their professional development.

We will provide a forum for members to develop their risk management knowledge through a variety of approaches including:

  • Presentations by subject matter specialists
  • Peer-to-peer discussions
  • Round-table events
  • On-site learning events hosted by outside organisations
  • Access to the wider IIRSM
  • Network
  • Signposting to a range of information sources.

We also want to ensure that the branch provides value to members by exploring a range of risk-based topics and providing an opportunity to explore new and emerging areas of risk. We aim to ensure that all members have the opportunity to contribute to discussions and access subject matter specialists.

The branch wants to support its members wishing to continually develop their risk management knowledge and skills by linking to and providing information about IIRSM initiatives and resources.

We will look to work with other organisations to promote effective risk management and encourage the integration of risk management into wider business activities and will provide the opportunity for Branch members to share learning and best practice in key risk areas. This will also support IIRSM as it looks to develop robust partnering arrangements with external partners.

Our branch committee members are:

Glenn E Ridsdale – Chair

Andrew Grant – Vice Chair

Asgeir Nilsen – Secretary

Barry Cooper – Treasurer

Derek Dixon – Membership Advisor

We look forward to continuing to support existing members and also welcoming new members to the branch.