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Managing your risk

Manage Key Risks And Achieve Better Claim Outcomes

The Client Enterprise Risk Management (CERM) service is a value-added service that supports the management of key risks that you face.

Our team supports our member and client organisations in the management of a diverse range of risks

Governance, Risk And Compliance

Incorporating advice on corporate governance, operational risk, emerging risk, management systems, audit and compliance with regulatory requirements.

We advocate, develop and facilitate:

  • The implementation of a systems-based enterprise-wide approach to managing risk and compliance through the development of:
  • Corporate governance systems and structures
  • Corporate and operational risk registers
  • Compliance tools for key legislative requirements including codes of practice and standards
  • Risk management guides relating to key risks (Step-by-Step guides and information sheets)
  • Workshops, seminars and conferences to promote and embed best practice in risk management

Proactive approach to the management of risks

  • Supports the development of organisational risk culture so that continual improvement and good governance prevails at all levels
  • Promotes the implementation of an enterprise-wide approach to managing risk and ensuring compliance in support of good governance
  • Propose and support the development of management systems to mitigate key risks
Engineering Services

Provides Advice On Engineering Risk Remediation, Occupational Health And Safety And Serious Incident Management

We represent the interests of our members on national fora and provide professional advice and support to our members and clients on:

  • Insurable risks that include public realm space design and material selection
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Engineering Plant and Equipment (Statutory Inspections)
  • Serious Incidents
  • Existing operational and emerging risks
Our Team

Rosemary Ryan

Head of Client Enterprise Risk Management

Robert Moore

Risk Advisor

Stephen Geary

Risk Advisor

Ivor Heavey

Risk Advisor

Laura Smith

Risk Advisor

Rosemary Ryan

Head of Client Enterprise Risk Management

Rosemary Ryan joined IPB Insurance in 2000 as Risk Manager following a career in the health service as Director of Nursing in St James’s Hospital, Dublin and Altnagelvin Hospitals H&SS Trust, Derry. She leads the client enterprise risk management services team, and has developed models of best practice for corporate and clinical governance to support the management of enterprise risk and safety, health and welfare risk in the health service and the local and education authorities. Rosemary also provides expert advice to clients on the management of complex risks where there is a risk of criminal prosecution.

She is a member of the HSE’s Risk Committee and represents the interests of our clients at various fora, such as the NSAI standards development committees and the Health and Safety Authority’s Work Related Vehicle Safety Consultative Committee and Focal Point Group. Rosemary is a Registered Risk Practitioner and was instrumental in IPB being recognised at the international European Risk Management Awards in 2012, where IPB received a ‘highly commended’ award and she led the submission to Chambers Ireland for the overall winner of the Local Authority award for a bespoke safety management system.

Robert Moore

Risk Advisor

Robert Moore joined IPB in 2014 as a Risk Advisor following a 17- year career in the Central Bank of Ireland, during which he gained extensive experience in risk management, governance, internal control and compliance. Robert is assigned to the Client Enterprise Risk Management services team and his main focus is on the promotion of good governance through the practice of managing risks that could prevent the delivery of corporate objectives.

Stephen Geary

Risk Advisor

Stephen Geary is a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner and Civil Engineer who joined IPB in 2016 as a Risk Advisor with over 24 years’ experience in both the public and private sector working with various organisations preparing and implementing safety management systems, safety statements, health and safety plans, carrying out safety training and site safety audits and inspections.

Ivor Heavey

Risk Advisor

Ivor Heavey joined IPB in early 2016 as a Risk Advisor following a fifteen-year career in engineering/environmental, health and safety consultancy. Ivor is both a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.) and Health and Safety Practitioner (CMIOSH). He has a Masters Degree in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental, Health and Safety Management. Ivor has worked across a broad spectrum of the industry including civil engineering (project design, planning and supervision) and specialised in accident investigation, the preparation of litigation reports and presenting expert witness testimony in the District, Circuit and High Courts. Ivor has conducted many environmental, health and safety system management audits for various clients throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom and is focused on process improvement and risk management to create safe, more efficient work places with an emphasis on business continuity and good governance within organisations. Ivor is a competent Environmental,

Health and Safety (EHS) trainer and has delivered many courses for clients in the area of risk management, Driver Certificate of Professional Competency (CPC), machinery training, manual handling and chemical safety over the past number of years.

Laura Smith

Risk Advisor

Laura Smith is a Risk Advisor on the Client Enterprise Risk Management services team in IPB Insurance. She has a B.Sc. in Environmental Health (1998), is a Chartered Fellow of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), and has over 16 years’ experience of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and Enterprise Risk Management in both the public and private sectors.

Prior to joining IPB in October 2018, Laura was responsible for managing EHS risks in Tallaght University Hospital for 14 years. She also worked with the Irish Health Services Accreditation Board (now HIQA) and later with UDG Healthcare plc as their Group Enterprise Risk and Compliance Manager.

Laura has a research Masters in Health and Safety (2000), a green belt in Six Sigma (2003) and a postgraduate Diploma in Leadership and Quality in Healthcare with the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (2014). In 2017, Laura became a Technical Specialist member of the Institute of Risk Management.

Serious incident management

The Serious Incident Management Team serves as a highly responsive panel of senior staff within IPB that addresses serious incidents concerning our Members and clients.

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