FERMA President Julia Graham is taking up a new risk management role. From 1 May she will become Technical Director of its UK member association Airmic. Until 31 October, she will be making a transition to this new job from her demanding role as Director of Risk Management and Insurance for her current employer DLA Piper, including retaining her nonexecutive directorships on Guernsey-based captives, including DLA Piper’s.
Julia will continue as President of FERMA until the conclusion of her term on 7 October at the FERMA Forum and then as a FERMA board member until the next general assembly of FERMA in June 2016.
She explains, “I am very pleased that the FERMA constitution allows me to continue as president until the end of my term and then to support my successor Jo Willaert as a board member. I will continue in my FERMA roles with the same enthusiasm and commitment and will remain active on FERMA’s strategic projects including Certification.”
FERMA Executive Director Florence Bindelle congratulated Julia on behalf of the board and executive committee. “We are delighted that we will have Julia’s invaluable contribution to FERMA until the general assembly. She will, of course, be continuing with her passion to support risk management and the risk management profession in her new role, and we hope still to have the benefit of her wisdom.”
Julia has a strong technical background in insurance and risk management. Her currently activities include acting as the UK expert of the Technical Committee for ISO 31000 and as a member of the relevant Working Group, where she also serves as a liaison representative for FERMA.
The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) congratulates its President Julia Graham on her appointment as Technical Director of its UK member association Airmic. She will continue as President of FERMA until the conclusion of her term on 7 October at the FERMA Forum and then as a FERMA board member until the next general assembly of FERMA in June 2016. Continue reading
FERMA has started 2015 with a new executive structure and ambitious plans for the year. Here the executive team give us their views and personal objectives. Continue reading
As we started 2015, our thoughts turned towards New Year resolutions.
One of my resolutions is to keep up to date with my reading – which will have the added value in the future years of contributing to my continuing professional development needs as a Certified Risk Manager. (Look out for an in-depth report about Certification in a coming FERMA Newsletter). Continue reading
The FERMA Risk Management Forum in 2015 should put its weight behind FERMA’s core activities, representing the views of its members with European institutions and acting as the voice of risk managers at European level. This view comes from the chairman of the programme committee for the event, FERMA board member Edwin V. Meyer.
“At the Forum, I would like to see attention to European issues, such as cyber risks and insurance law, which FERMA on behalf of its member associations is working on. The result should lead to the creation of a FERMA manifesto,” says Edwin. His aim is to have discussions and workshops during the event focus on selected European topics with a vote on the final day to establish agreed positions. Continue reading
Celebrating its 5th anniversary this year, ERMA of Turkey designed its annual conference around the risk discussion title “Global Risks, Local Impacts and How We Manage?”
The event, held at the Milli Reinsurance Company in Macka, Istanbul, brought together more than 140 CEOs, CFOs, CROs, board members, risk managers and academicians.
Our speakers included FERMA President Julia Graham; Dr. Wolfango Piccoli of Teneo Intelligence of London; Harold Dorbin of Marsh Global Project Risk Management Practice; and economist Prof. Dr. Burak Saltoglu of Bogazici University and founder of Riskturk. Continue reading
In the first of a series of Women in Risk articles, FERMA president Julia Graham is on a drive to improve gender diversity in the risk and insurance profession. Here, she explains how and why Continue reading
An ISO working group, hosted at the offices of law firm DLA Piper in London, has put forward proposals for limited revision of the enterprise risk management standard ISO 31000 and an update to the language guide which accompanies it, Guide 73. Their recommendations will go forward to the next meeting of the ISO 31000 technical committee and the working group, which will take place in Istanbul in September. The aim is to have the new documents available before the end of 2016. Continue reading
A team from FERMA attended the Rims conference in Denver in April. The traditional gathering of representatives of
the International Federation of Risk and Insurance Management Associations (IFRIMA) on Saturday evening was a good
occasion for both President Julia Graham and Executive Director Florence Bindelle to meet their counterparts from RIMS and at global level. Sunday, FERMA joined the 2nd working group meeting to discuss the framework of risk management education. Continue reading
At the FERMA Forum in 2013 when I had the honour to accept the position of President of FERMA, I gave a commitment to invest some of my time and energy into developing and driving forward a FERMA “diversity agenda” and as part of this, gender diversity.
The FERMA board has now agreed a project with the objective to build and promote a FERMA diversity strategy, that is rich in value, but light on administration. Although we are focussing initially on gender, a number of the components of the project can equally apply to diversity more generally. Continue reading