Continued growth for Barnett Waddingham with triple appointment to risk advisory and analytics services

Published by Dean Hughes, Nick Griggs on

To support business growth, Barnett Waddingham, a leading independent UK professional services consultancy, has appointed three risk advisory and analytics (RAA)specialists as it continues to expand its RAA services.

Richard Williams, Senior Consultant is a seasoned risk professional with over two decades of experience in multiple sectors. Richard joins the BW Risk Advisory & Analytics team having been Head of Enterprise Risk at the Post Office, and previously Chief Finance and Risk Officer (CFRO) for Renault and Lloyds TSB. As a Senior Consultant in the BW Risk Advisory & Analytics team: Richard’s commercial acumen, board level experience and extensive knowledge of risk and assurance will greatly benefit BW clients, and the wider BW risk community.

Karla Gahan, Senior Consultant is a leading expert in resilience and business continuity, who champions the behavioural aspects of her field. With over two decades of in-house experience at professional services firms including DLA Piper International, Karla has implemented business continuity and enterprise risk management frameworks, trained crisis teams and has responded to major events the world over. As a Senior Consultant in the BW Risk Advisory & Analytics team: Karla’s pragmatic experience will benefit BW clients looking to implement or test their resilience and business continuity activities.

Roy Welsby, Advisory Board Member a retired partner of Grant Thornton UK LLP and former Chartered Accountant, joins the BW Risk Advisory & Analytics team as a Risk Advisory Board Member: giving the team and BW clients guidance and independent challenge in the areas of risk governance, compliance and assurance. Roy harnesses his expertise and wisdom in these fields from over four decades of commercial experience; including client projects, international risk roles, MLRO responsibilities, and Executive Director for Advisory Services, risk management and training. Roy has created award-winning risk management regimes to set global standards and leverages his senior level expertise to help BW clients and colleagues achieve the same high standards.

"Karla, Richard and Roy will add significant value to our client work with their problem solving skills and resilience expertise, especially in the current climate."
Dean Hughes Principal, Barnett Waddingham

Dean Hughes, Head of Risk Advisory & Analytics, Barnett Waddingham; said; “Our new colleagues bring a vast diversity of thought, and a wealth of international experience and gravitas to the BW Risk Advisory & Analytics team. Karla, Richard and Roy will add significant value to our client work with their problem solving skills and resilience expertise, especially in the current climate. We are excited for the new propositions and communities they are introducing to our fast growing and unique practice.”

Nick Griggs, Partner and Head of Employer Consulting at Barnett Waddingham, said; “Karla, Richard and Roy are joining the Barnett Waddingham team at time when many of our clients are facing a period of heightened uncertainty whilst acknowledging they need to take risks in order to evolve.

“Our new colleagues bring with them an array of exceptional knowledge and skills, from enterprise risk management to business continuity. Their diverse expertise will further enhance the independent tailored advice we are providing to a growing client base.”

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