Centre for Health Enterprise: Governance, Culture and Risk

How can a Board be assured that what it requires is being done?


Wednesday 23 January 2013, 18:00-20:30
Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ

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The Centre for Health Enterprise continues its seminar series by looking at how a Board can influence and monitor the culture of an organisation.


Chair: Nick Pople, General Manager Healthcare, Unipart Logistics
Richard Anderson, Chairman, Institute of Risk Management
Andrew Corbett-Nolan, Chief Executive, Good Governance Institute
Peter McCormack, Technical Specialist, Financial Services Authority


How can a board define its risk appetite and ensure appropriate compliance? What part does risk play in shaping culture – and vice versa? How does a board – which usually meets for just a few hours a month – set down its requirements in terms of the organisation’s culture and monitor its impact? How is the balance between success and safety accomplished?

Richard Anderson BSc (Econ), FCA, FIRM, Managing Director, Crowe Horwath Global Risk Consulting. A Chartered Accountant, he is a former partner at PwC where he led the Strategic Risk Services practice in EMEA. He has spent seven of the last ten years as a self-employed governance and risk management advisor to boards, and the rest of the time he has worked for a variety of organisations. He has a particular interest in matters relating to ERM and how that fits with Corporate Governance, and wrote a report on Corporate Risk Management which addresses these topics for the OECD. He is chairman of IRM's Thought Leadership panel and a member of the BSi committee that produced BS31100.

Andrew Corbett-Nolan FIQA CQP, Chief Executive, Good Governance Institute, is well known for his work in healthcare quality, risk and governance both in the UK and internationally. Andrew is lead on various national governance development programmes, as well as working on improvement projects with NHS boards. He has held leadership posts in NHS, not-for-profits and private sector organisations on both the executive and non-executive sides. He is director of the European Society for Quality in Healthcare Governance Office. Currently a Fellow of the Open University Business School, Andrew has worked with numerous boards, including aspirant and actual NHS Foundation Trusts, CCG Pathfinders, PCT Clusters, CLRNs and NGOs . Andrew's particular governance topics interests include helping boards understand diversity and inclusion issues, patient safety and commissioning. He directed the patient safety mapping for the EU funded SIMPATIE programme and is an expert advisor to the EU Handover programme.

Peter McCormack,Technical Specialist, Enterprise Wide Risk Management and Corporate Governance at the Financial Services Authority. Peter’s role is to conduct Board Effectiveness Reviews and Enterprise Wide Risk Management Reviews. He also provides general risk management advice to the FSA Supervision teams

His interests are in Enterprise Wide Risk Management - all aspects of governance, risk and compliance and, in particular the role of the Board and senior management in creating the right culture, values and behaviours in their organisation.

In addition to retail banking and investment management firms (Standard Bank, Barclays, Kleinwort Benson, Abbey, and Lloyds TSB), he has also worked as a company / commercial solicitor for the law firms Norton Rose, and Simmons & Simmons, and as a risk and governance consultant for Ernst & Young. In the regulatory field he has worked at the European Commission (financial services Directorate), the Guernsey Financial Services Commission, and the Financial Services Authority.

Peter is also a Director of the Institute of Operational Risk (www.ior-institute.org) and Chairman of its Education Committee.

Nick Pople, General Manager Healthcare, Unipart Logistics. Joining Unipart Logistics in March 2012 Nick was appointed the General Manager for Health and has set up a strong operation providing the support services for the evolving Pathology Networks throughout England and Wales.

He has nearly 30 years’ experience in the healthcare & distribution industry along with the Independent Ambulance sector. Nick worked for MediTranz Ambulance Service as Managing Director delivering high quality patient services to the NHS and the private sector. Previously, He also worked for the market leader Farillon part of the Gehe Group in pharmaceutical pre-wholesaling as Operations Director – clients included Department of Health, AstraZeneca, Wyeth, Evans Medical, Pfizer, Lloyd’s Chemists, Boots, AAH, Bayer, Chiron and Glaxo Smith Kline.

In 2000 Nick led the pharmaceutical industry in transforming Cold Chain Logistics to give effective product control throughout the cold chain. This was adopted by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and was recommended as best practice and subsequently regulated.

The Centre for Health Enterprise sincerest thanks to its partners for their support for its work in 2013:

BDO LLP, Cap Gemini, Carter Lemon Camerons LLP, Ceuta Healthcare Ltd/Ceuta Capability, Macmillan Cancer Research, Unipart Logistics

Event location

Cass Business School
Bunhill Row
London, EC1Y 8TZ, UK

Event contacts

John Bruce

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