Cambridge Risk Summit 2020: The Resilient Company

Event Overview

The instance of a resilient company in an era of rising societal and economic expectations is even more pronounced during and after a major crisis such as COVID-19. Not only will companies be part of the solution for society’s allocation of resources in response to the current crisis, but they will have to also address latent trends in areas such as artificial intelligence and global climate. The need for corporate resiliency is even more urgent than ever before.

Our 2020 Risk Summit asks what organisational resilience means today and anticipates how that will change in the future. Business disruptions from geopolitical, health, technological, climatic, and trade risks appear to be the new normal. The demand to better recognise and manage risks calls to answer a widening set of stakeholders, while still satisfying investor aspirations. As companies realign to meet these demands, we ask how leadership, strategy, process, and culture adapt to enable the company of the future to prosper.

We invite participation from a wide variety of specialists and business managers, including threat specialists, academics, practitioners and advisors to explore these topics together.

This event is now available to watch on demand.


Michelle Tuveson

Chairman & Executive Director

Michelle has a consultancy background in client development and management with large corporations.

Simon Ruffle

Chief Technology Officer

Simon is a serial entrepreneur of technology businesses. He has expertise in computing environments and data science strategies.

Andrew Coburn

Chief Scientist

Andrew is one of the early stage innovators of the catastrophe modelling industry for insurance.

Danny Ralph

Chairman of the Board

Danny is professor of Operation Resarch at Cambridge Judge Business School an authority on managing risk in business. He has been published widely.

Sarah Gordon

Chief Executive Officer, Impact Investing Institute and Former Business Editor at the Financial Times

Before joining the Financial Times 18 years ago, Sarah Gordon worked in emerging markets fund management for Citigroup’s asset management business.

Mihir Mysore

Global Leader, Crisis Response & Resilience, McKinsey & Company

As one of McKinsey’s foremost crisis practitioners, Mihir has served organisations through more than 60 major crises and disruptions in the public and private sectors.

Michael Power

Professor of Accounting, The London School of Economics and Political Science

Michael’s research and teaching focuses on regulation, accounting, auditing, internal control, risk management and organisation theory.

Colin Church

Global Head of Crisis Risk Management and Climate Risk, EMEA, Citi

Colin Church is responsible for managing risk across Citi’s Institutional Client Group, including Citi Private Bank, Consumer and Commercial Banking businesses in EMEA.

Dante Disparte

Vice chairman and Head of Policy and Communications, Libra Association

Dante Disparte is the Vice chairman and Head of Policy and Communications for the Libra Association.

Aileen Guiney

Senior Director, Enterprise Risk, at Target Corporation

Aileen is a lawyer by training and has been leading Enterprise Risk for the last four years.

Shawn Henry

President, CrowdStrike Services

As President of CrowdStrike Services, Shawn leads a world-class team of cybersecurity professionals.

D’Maris Coffman

Professor of Economics and Finance of the Built Environment, University College London

D’Maris Coffman’s research interests span financial history/historical finance, infrastructure, construction, real estate and climate change.

Tina Fordham

Partner and Head of Global Political Strategy, Avonhurst

An industry leader in the field of political risk analysis, Tina Fordham has over 20 years’ experience advising international organisations.

Michael Kitson

Dr Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics, Cambridge Judge Business School

Dr Michael Kitson is an Assistant Director of the Centre for Business Research (CBR), Cambridge, and is Hub Director of the UK-Innovation Research Centre.

Aleksander Petrov

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Aleksander has broad experience in capital markets, derivatives pricing and portfolio management, supporting clients on a variety of risk topics.

Rowan Douglas

CEO of the Capital, Science & Policy Practice, Willis Towers Watson

Rowan is CEO of the Capital, Science & Policy Practice at Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company.

Larry Cristini

Head of Global Crisis Management, Facebook

Larry has spent over 15 years advising multinational corporations on anticipating and managing strategic risks through more resilient and robust planning.