Directors' Briefing: World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report

Mon 18 Feb 2019
5.15pm to 7.30pm

(Arrival time: 5.00pm)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


Marsh Pty Ltd
One International Towers
100 Barangaroo Avenue
Barangaroo NSW


Single Members: A$90.00 Non-members: A$105.00

Richard Smith-Bingham

Director, Global Risk Center at Marsh & McLennan Companies

Richard Smith-Bingham is a Director in Marsh & McLennan Companies’ Global Risk Center. Based in London, he explores the evolving macro-level risk landscape for companies and governments and advises firms on how to better anticipate and respond to emerging threats.

He moved to this role at the heart of Marsh & McLennan Companies from the strategy consulting firm Oliver Wyman (part of MMC), where he advised large multinationals on how to negotiate the interface between strategy and risk and manage future earnings volatility. Areas of consulting expertise include risk appetite, risk-adjusted financial planning, commodity price risk management, energy trading risk management, risk governance frameworks and organisational change.

Richard has published on topics such as geopolitics, social instability, cyber risk, energy sector challenges, corporate risk appetite, emerging risk anticipation, reputation risk, and risk culture. He is on the Advisory Board of the World Economic Forum Global Risks Reports and is a Steering Group member of the OECD’s High-Level Risk Forum. He speaks frequently at conferences on the macro-level risk landscape and strategic risk management approaches. He also runs BRINK, a digital content platform that convenes the perspectives of leaders on emerging global risks, posting a new article each day.

Earlier in his career, Richard was the Head of Policy and Research at NESTA, focused on galvanizing innovation in the UK. He has a PhD in English Literature from University College London and a BA from Oxford University.

What global risks should directors be prepared for?

Following fully booked launches in 2017 and 2018, Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) alongside Zurich is proud to again launch the 2019 report to AICD members and guests.

Richard Smith-Bingham, Director – MMC Asia Pacific Risk Centre, will present the report and engage in a thorough discussion to address the ways such risks could impact your organisation, as well as acknowledge the increasingly intensified urgency to mitigate these threats.

Produced by the World Economic Forum, the Global Risks Report provides an authoritative insight into a multitude of global risks that business enterprises and government organisations face in today’s society and the future.

The 2019 edition of the report brings forth a variety of potential disruptions and vulnerabilities that are ever-present nationwide as a result of accelerating change and mounting complexities in the macro level risks landscape. The report is delivered at the annual summit at Davos and offers a unique perspective from risk experts and key decision makers across the globe, presenting a collective view as to the most significant threats to global prosperity in the coming years.

The Global Risk Report will be available to download from our website on 17 January, 2019.



Contact details

Katie Ardzejewski
Members & Directors Coordinator (Programs)
T. 8248 2776