Job Overview

Risk Director (Insurance)

Location: London Salary: £Competitive
Type: Contract Contact: James Rogers
Posted: 9 months ago

The UK Risk Director is responsible for the ERM leadership across the UK firms, and working with Executive and senior management to achieve their risk vision.


  • Risk Appetite: Work with the UK Boards to define and implement Risk Appetite and monitor alignment.
  • Business Planning: Support the business in the development and challenge of business strategy and help to ensure alignment between strategy and appetite.
  • Emerging Risks: Lead the identification and monitoring of key horizon risks.
  • ERM Framework: Lead any required local development, implementation, enhancement and maintenance of the ERM Framework in line with ERM Framework.
  • Leadership & Support: Work with UK Boards, Business Units/ Functions, Risk Co-ordinators and Senior Management, to provide advice, guidance, training and tools to support the adoption, operationalisation and embedding of the ERM Framework, policies and practices.
  • New Products/Projects: Ensure relevant new products and projects are risk assessed, and reviewed by the appropriate governance bodies.
  • Control Functions: Work effectively with the other Control Functions to share information and intelligence.
  • People & Performance Management: Lead and manage the UK Risk Team.
  • Risk Registers: Define, deliver and maintain a robust risk assessment programme across the UK firms, and work with Executive Management to ensure the accuracy and efficacy of the register. 


  • 7-10 years ERM experience, working in senior risk roles in a regulated environment, (preferably the insurance sector).
  • Member of the Institute of Risk Management – (CMIRM), Professional Member of the Institute of Operational Risk (PIOR) or equivalent professional body a significant plus.
  • Excellent knowledge of ERM and demonstrated ability to apply ERM principles.
  • Strong understanding of regulation and corporate governance.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Review and challenge skills.
  • Hands on working style, pragmatic and solution-oriented.
  • Demonstrated planning & organisation skills.
  • Some people and performance management experience is a plus.
If you are interested in this role please apply below or contact me for more information.