Educating Senior Leaders into Risk Leaders

Leaders taking calculated risk

Leadership requires risk taking. My risk leadership programs for boards, executives and team leaders help them take calculated risks, eyes wide open, bringing all stakeholders along the way.

A successful organisation

A successful organisation is one that EMBRACES UNCERTAINTY by its leaders to:

  • Deliver sustainable growth
  • Achieve more, with less, with fewer surprises
  • Achieve 80% or more of targets 20% sooner

I help leaders see the value in risk so that the risk function is more effective as an enabler of faster, better decision making.

My key message is that risk is not for compliance or for the comfort of a regulator, the audit and risk committee or the board. It is for leaders. To help them be more successful. To provide clear insights to decision making. To provide strong leadership of the organisation on the risks to be taken and those to be avoided or mitigated.

If you want leaders who realise that risk is not a compliance function, who make better decisions faster and reach their goals sooner, I’d love to help.


The risk management journey progresses from vulnerability to agility. From risk being seen as a compliance activity to one that provides leadership on risk taking. It is much like the journey of a child into adulthood. A child starts as vulnerable, becoming reactive to the world. They become increasingly resilient as they build capability. As they gain greater and greater insights, they become agile, able to shift from one opportunity to the next. Risk leadership delivers agile organisations through faster, better decision making.

More of my insights on this workshop


“Bryan is a knowledgeable, and insightful risk leader. The Embedding Risk Culture course was engaging and well planned, and the coordination of participants was excellent.”
Kenneth Osborne – Project Manager, DCP

“The course content was very informative and well delivered. Bryan is very engaging and the break out rooms with the other course participants was really good. I really felt like the course delivered on the outcomes advertised.”
Fiona Coad – Risk Coordinator, The Hills Shire Council

About Bryan

Bryan Whitefield is a management consultant operating since 2001, specialising in risk-based decision making, born from his more than twenty years of facilitating executive and board workshops. Bryan’s experience as a risk practitioner includes the design and implementation of risk management programs for more than 150 organisations across the public, private and not-for- profit sectors. Bryan is author of Risky Business: How Successful Organisations Embrace Uncertainty; Persuasive Advising: How to Turn Red Tape into Blue Ribbon and is writing Team Think: Unlock the Power of the Collective Mind.  He was President and Chair of the RMIA from 2013 – 2015. He is licenced by the RMIA as a Certified Chief Risk Officer (CCRO) and is the designer and facilitator of their flagship Enterprise Risk Course since 2019.

Please note: each course is designed specifically for client’s requirements.