European risk managers gather in London to celebrate industry success

StrategicRISK celebrated European risk management success tonight (Thursday, April 22) at an Awards ceremony in London.

Despite the travel chaos around 100 representatives from the European risk management community gathered at Vinopolis in London to celebrate and reward risk management achievements.

The prestigious risk manager of the year award went to Arnout Van Der Veer, chief risk officer for publisher and information provider Reed Elsevier.

The winners of all of this year’s Awards are listed below.

StrategicRISK would like to congratulate all of this year’s winners on their fantastic achievements and thank all those who entered. Special thanks are also given to the expert judging panel and this year’s sponsor FM Global.

European Risk Manager of the Year

Arnout Van Der Veer, Reed Elsevier

European Risk Management Team of the Year

United Utilities

Enterprise-wide Risk Programme of the Year


Best Environmental Risk Control

Sonae Sierra

Best Risk Communication of the Year

Milton Keynes Council

Most Innovative Use of Technology

Accor Hotels

Best Business Continuity Approach of the Year

Blackpool Council

Best Risk Training Programme


Best Risk Management Approach in the Public Sector

Transport for London

Risk Management Young Achiever of the Year

Tom Smith, Derbyshire County Council

Lifetime Achievers

Alec van den Abeele, GDF Suez, and Hanspeter Frei, Zurich Risk Engineering

Risk Service Provider of the Year

Pound Gates Vehicle Management Services

Risk Management Product of the Year


Most Client Responsive Insurer of the Year

Chartis (formerly AIG Europe)

Most Client Responsive Broker of the Year