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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

Robert Moore

Risk Advisor

Ivor Heavey

Risk Advisor

Laura Smith

Head of Sustainability

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.

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

Head of Sustainability

Laura has been with IPB Insurance since 2018 and previously held the role of Senior Risk Advisor until she was appointed Head of Sustainability in September 2022.  Laura has a B.Sc. in Environmental Health, is a Chartered Fellow of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and has 20+ years’ experience of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and Enterprise Risk Management in both the public and private sectors. Laura previously worked with Tallaght University Hospital, the Irish Health Services Accreditation Board (now HIQA) and UDG Healthcare plc.

Laura has a research Masters in Health and Safety and recently achieved a Professional Certificate in Governance with the IPA in 2021 and an Advanced Diploma in Planning and Environmental Law with the Kings Inns in 2022.

Laura is responsible for facilitating the company’s sustainability strategy and working to support our Members, as public bodies, who have pivotal role in the decarbonisation transition. Laura also supports IPB on Environmental, Governance and Social (ESG) related projects as well as being an active member of the IPB Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Member Risk Area

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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