Dean Hughes

Head of Risk Advisory and Analytics

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Dean leads a successful team of risk consultants at Barnett Waddingham, specialising in risk advisory and analytics.

He blends his practical risk-based expertise and commercial acumen with the quantitative analytical skills of actuaries and data scientists, resulting in a pragmatic and accessible approach to risk management that delivers real and measurable value to businesses.

Significant experience:

Over the past decade, Dean has worked closely with over 50 executive teams, risk management teams and boards at organisations across the globe, designing and implementing:

  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) frameworks;
  • risk governance and reporting structures;
  • introducing software to digitise risk processes;
  • drive data-driven decision-making;
  • help grow a risk aware culture through training and workshops.

He has managed highly skilled and experienced internal and external stakeholders to design, implement and support ERM at multi-million and multi-billion-pound organisations in Australasia, Asia, Europe, North America, South America and the Middle East.

As an extension to his client facing roles, Dean has also contributed to thought leadership and education in ERM through various posts at trade associations, professional bodies and special interest groups.

Other expertise:

  • Organisational resilience
  • Regulatory compliance systems
  • Software specification and implementation
  • Training and workshops


Risk advisory and analytics

Whether it is our inclusive approach which brings cognitive diversity to risk identification to reveal an organisation’s hidden risks, or our utilisation of artificial intelligence (AI) in the boardroom for optimising decision making we stand out and help organisations make better informed decisions on risk that lead to better business outcomes.

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