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Finalists announced for IIRSM’s Risk Excellence Awards 2019

IIRSM announces the finalists of its Risk Excellence Awards 2019 - from protecting profits and reputation, to more importantly lives.

Entries were submitted from across the globe by organisations of all sizes and from a diverse range of sectors.

The finalists are as follows:



The Barry Holt Award for Outstanding Risk Management Practice

  • DLF Cyber Park Project, Larsen & Toubro 
  • Health & Safety Team, The Zoological Society of London
  • Micron Technology
  • Risk Team, ITV
  • Yapstone

Best International Risk Initiative


  • Majid Waris, Waris Consulting
  • Multiplex Middle East
  • Rentokil Initial

The John Bennett Award for Exceptional Young Person of the Year


  • Aaron Lazenby, Maylim
  • Cathal Killen, Ashview Consultants
  • Dean Adams, Glidepath Limited
  • Lee Stevens, Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service

Best Health & Wellbeing Strategy


  • Finlays Always Safe Team, James Finlay
  • Multiplex Construction Europe
  • Phelan Construction
  • Royal Mail Group

Best SME Risk Initiative


  • eTravelSafety
  • Risk Evolves
  • QCIS
  • Whale Tankers

Mentor of the Year


  • Des Alford
  • Hugh Maxwell
  • Mark Cardnell
  • Raed Mohamed Al Marzooqi

Change Programme of the Year


  • Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health Centre (OSHAD) 
  • Power Electrics
  • Royal Mail Group


The winner of the President’s Commendation will be announced at the awards ceremony.


The Risk Excellence Awards takes place on Wednesday 22 May at Church House, Westminster, London. The ceremony will be hosted by Dr Steve Cross, who is a comedian and the founder of the International Academic Comedy Network, Bright Club. Steve makes clever people funny for a living, and has turned scientists into TV and radio presenters, comedians and performers.  


Ian McNeil, Global Head of Customer Management, Risk Engineering at Zurich Insurance Company, the awards headline sponsor states: “We are thrilled to support IIRSM Awards in the category of the International Risk Initiative of the Year. It’s a great inspiration to see the many great applications around effective international risk management. Good luck to all nominees and we look forward to meet in person and recognise the best performers at the Awards Dinner.”


Jon Abbott, Director Global Clients at Cardinus Risk Management, the awards headline sponsor, states ‘We are once again thrilled to be supporting the 2019 IIRSM Awards and look forward to celebrating the great work the risk management profession does to save lives, improve health and underpin business decisions. We wish everyone the best of luck for the evening and look forward to congratulating all the finalists at the Awards Dinner on 22nd May.’


IIRSM would like to thank its headline sponsors Zurich Risk Engineering and Cardinus Risk Management, and its supporting sponsors HSE Recruitment Network, healthcare rm, Landsec, and Multiplex.

For further information please contact:

Sophie Williams, Director of Professional Development


T: +44 (0) 208 741 9100


Clare Fleming, Director of Marketing and Communications


T: +44 (0) 208 741 9100


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