Probing Questions at Book Launch for Simplifying Risk Management

It was a great pleasure to interact with fellow risk management professionals at the recent on-line book launch for Simplifying Risk Management: An Evidence-Based Approach to Creating Value for Stakeholders. The event, hosted by the Institute of Strategic Risk Management, was my first chance to see people’s reactions to the arguments that I present in …

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Remembering the 7 July Bombings

17 years ago today, London was shaken by a series of terrorist bombings on public transport that left 56 people dead and hundreds injured. As well as remembering all those affected by the tragedy, it is timely to reflect on the lasting legacy of that day. Although living and working in London at the time, …

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Cancellations at Heathrow Airport

Yesterday the focus of the long-running saga of problems at airports turned to Heathrow, where 30 flights were cancelled at very short notice. As we have seen at other airports over recent weeks, problems were exacerbated by inadequate communications, with some passengers only learning of cancellations once they were at the airport. Whilst we have …

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Yodel Dealing with Cyber Incident

Details are currently very limited, but it is clear that the delivery service Yodel is dealing with a serious cyber incident. It appears that disruption began some time over the weekend, with delays to deliveries and loss of parcel tracking for customers. Commentators believe that this is a ransomware attack, but this has not been …

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Simplifying Risk Management Book Launch

I am delighted to announce that the Institute of Strategic Management (ISRM) is hosting a book-launch webinar for Simplifying Risk Management on Monday 4th July at 1pm (BST). The event is open to non-members: please follow the link to register.

Manchester Airport Disruption – Have Lessons been Learned from Previous Incidents?

There has been extensive media coverage of chaotic scenes at Manchester Airport over recent days. Manchester Airport is certainly not unique within the aviation sector in encountering difficulties as the volume of passengers returns to normal (Easyjet and British Airways are also in the headlines), and I am not qualified to comment on what they …

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