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IIRSM's Emerging Risk Leaders' Network

Most of us have been there - in a new leadership role, changing industries or taking on new responsibilities.

Helping emerging leaders (and our wider membership) tackle those daunting challenges with confidence and insight is what this network is all about, perfectly aligned to IIRSM's purpose.

The network aims to support the professional development of our future risk leaders and to foster social connections to help develop both professionally and personally.


"We help emerging leaders tackle challenges with confidence and insight.” Callum Irvine, Network Chair

We have established an international steering group with a mixture of experiences, industries and geographies, but all united by their appetite to lead on risk.

The steering group is responsible for driving the network’s direction and agenda, including how to engage and recruit new members to join and controbute to the network and its activities. We’re all truly excited to see where they will head with IIRSM's full support. 

Click here to meet our Steering Group members.

Get in touch to register your interest if you’d like to join the network and get involved in future activities. Simply email us at   

Click the image to read the latest edition of the network's eMag.


The purpose of the network

The purpose of the network is to specifically: 

  • Support its members develop their influence and profile within their place of work and beyond. 
  • Empower members to build career success by learning from and supporting others from different industries, risk disciplines and geographical locations to cross-pollinate ideas, knowledge, best practice and lessons learned.
  • Facilitate opportunities to showcase member capabilities through delivering informative and novel ideas and solutions through different channels.  
  • Promote the importance of developing risk and leadership skills early on in careers.
Network Activities

Our steering group of 30 plus is now responsible for driving the network’s agenda, activities and finding ways to engage and recruit many more members, as we want its benefits to be far reaching. 

The steering group has initially been tasked to split into 3 pillars;

  • Leading experiences
  • Problem solving
  • Career pathways

Each pillar group will be responsible for defining its goals, creating a roadmap of activities, how it will communicate and promote its activities and how they will start to engage with others.

The network e-magazine is released quarterly and contains features, interviews and opinions on risk management, leadership and career development, plus the latest news from the network and its members. 

Working in partnership
Working in partnership

We work in partnership with organisations that are aligned with our charitable values to educate and support current and future risk talent.

Supporting the Emerging Risk Leaders' Network enables you to demonstrate your commitment to developing risk leaders and the vital role both risk and leadership skills play in creating and maintaining safe, healthy and resilient people and organisations. 

We are looking for partners to support this great new initiative and the benefits include:  

  • Contributing features, opinion columns and knowledge pieces to the network's e-magazine.
  • Sharing your achievements and case studies via webinars or videos.
  • Networking with a pool of risk talent.
  • Accessing the network to help explore and help solve your risk issues and challenges.
  • Profiling your brand via events, research/technical output, social media and the e-Magazine.
  • Demonstrating your expertise in panel discussions at events, webinars or via podcasts.
  • Having your logo on all relevant activities and literature.

If you're interested in supporting the network or want an informal chat, please do get in touch with Dina Khalidi, Head of Learning & Development at or Sophie Williams, Director of Professional Development at