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.