ISO 31000 (2018) Observations No 3 – What is a risk?

The recent update to ISO 31000 has retained the existing definition of risk.  This is disappointing. That definition fails the tests of common sense and of consistency.  Para 3.1 of ISO 31000 first defines risk as “effect of uncertainty on objectives” and then in the same paragraph it explains that risks are usually expressed in […]

Network connectivity – its impact on risk in practice

The International Centre for Complex Project Management published an extract from our thought piece entitled ‘Systemic Risk: How connectivity impacts risk management practice’ in their June 2017 magazine. For the full article click below: It would be great to receive feedback and thoughts at

CEO and Executives Breakfast – Darwin

12th October 2016 Darwin, NT.  CEO and Executives Breakfast (brief overview) Topic:  Leading rapid, safe organisational change in times of high uncertainty. The RiskIQ Executive Breakfast in Darwin on ‘Leading rapid, safe organisational change in times of high uncertainty’ was very successful.  With about 20 executive leaders present Richard Barber and Neil Allen facilitated a […]