Andrew Keeling promoted to Chairman, Alex Hindson and Tim Cracknell join as deputies

Andrew Keeling has been elected Chairman of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) with effect from December 1, 2009.

Keeling is a Director at KPMG and was previously Deputy Chairman of the board.

Two new Deputy Chairmen have also been elected. They are Alex Hindson, head of group risk at Amlin plc and Tim Cracknell, a partner at Jardine Lloyd Thompson.

IRM Chief Executive Steve Fowler said “We are delighted that Andrew has been elected to Chair the Institute’s board for the next year. He has a wealth of management experience which I know will prove useful to assist the Institute’s work to promote the personal development of risk professionals. Similarly Alex and Tim, who are both actively involved in other aspects of the IRM’s activities through their involvement in our groups and committees, have a deep understanding of the role of the Institute and the path we want to take to support the profession“.

Andrew Keeling, new IRM Chairman, said “Regulators are once again focusing on risk management. Just as firms were coming to terms with the last round of laws and regulations, the next round is about to be enacted. As a result, interest in risk management has once again been re-invigorated and increasingly, companies are seeking to adopt an integrated approach to their risk management activities. Organisations are more aware now than ever before that a siloed approach potentially increases overall risk. Forming a view on emerging risk scenarios affecting strategy and re-evaluating strategic direction will be the key for many businesses as we move out of recession. The IRM with its network of contacts, regional and special interest groups, training courses and qualifications is ideally placed to support our members responding to these challenges.”