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Risk Director - (Temp to Perm)

Posted on Jan 16, 2020 by Pontoon

Dublin, Ireland
Immediate Start
£800 - £800 Daily

Main Focus and Challenges:

The Risk Director Ireland is a senior 2nd line of defence (2LoD) appointment, supporting the Chief Risk Officer Ireland who has oversight responsibility for Line of Business (LoB) and Legal Entity risk management covering all enterprise risk categories pertinent to business activity conducted in Ireland (predominantly Operational and Strategic Risk).

The individual will work closely with the LoB Risk teams who provide ongoing independent oversight and challenge of day-to-day risk management activities that are owned by 1st line of defence (1LoD) businesses and are responsible for advising and supporting the Business Lines with the evaluation of their existing processes, understanding the risks that arise and assisting as appropriate in the determination of remedial actions for any control gaps that may develop. They will work closely with EMEA LoB Risk leaders and local LoB Risk teams delivering consistency and alignment to global Risk frameworks as well as robust enterprise risk coverage from an Ireland legal entity perspective.

The Legal Entity related accountabilities include delivering full compliance with policies and internal governance requirements. Delivery of a Risk Appetite Framework; Providing guidance, oversight and challenge to the 1LOD on the implementation of the High Level Assessment (HLA) risk identification process; and Providing guidance, oversight and challenge to the Capital and Wind Down Planning processes for Ireland regulated entities. Work with 1LoD to implement risk management remediation and consistent application of the enterprise and operational risk frameworks. Ensure management analysis and reporting are accurate, timely and fit for purpose.


- Responsible for overseeing and managing all enterprise risks from a 2nd line of defence perspective

- Ensure risk appetite statements are complete, refreshed annually, and metrics are monitored and reported appropriately

- Overseeing the identification, assessment and reporting of risks for the regulated entities through the Material Risk Identification process (the HLA process)

- Work with the local and regional Line of Business Risk and Business teams to ensure full 2LoD oversight and framework implementation from a business line perspective

- Work with the Risk function teams to ensure appropriate management of all enterprise risk types

- Identify, schedule and deliver the risk related legal entity requirements in a consistent and timely manner. The quality of delivery should be considered suitable for Board and external party review

- Work with the EMEA Capital Planning team and local senior leadership legal entity teams to ensure that capital plans are compiled, reviewed, challenged and delivered on time to the appropriate Irish legal entity Boards for approval and implementation

- Ensure the Enterprise Risk and Operational Risk Management Frameworks are fully implemented across the Irish subsidiaries and Lines of Business and support the 1st line of defence in embedding the frameworks and provide 2nd line oversight and challenge

- Routine & ad hoc investigation/reporting to legal entity governing bodies on risk exposures relative to risk appetite and ensure risks inherent in proposed business strategy, significant transactions, client business and other decisions are consistent with the governing body's risk appetite

- Provide senior support to LoB Risk teams and to 1LoD on line of business related issues which may include, for example, risk framework tool updates, risk assessments, risk identification reviews, controls environment reviews, operational resiliency, participation in line of business governance meetings, etc

- Escalate any significant changes to the risk profile and control environment for the Irish subsidiaries or branches and any new material risks or threats to the Chief Risk Officer Ireland

Enterprise Responsibilities:

- Leads efforts to develop and implement a large number of highly complex projects focused on the creation of an enterprise-wide risk management framework that establishes policies, protocols and procedures for aggregating and analysing risk data, assessing risk data and developing, recommending and implementing improvements.

- Advises and assists senior organizational leadership with the evaluation of existing processes and uses extensive industry experience to appropriately address control gaps and anticipate, assess, monitor and report on risks inherent to the industry and with broad consequences across the organization.

Core Competencies and Requirements:

- Strong background in risk management, notably the implementation and embedding of risk frameworks and related tools.

- Fund related experience strongly preferred, eg fund management, fund servicing and operations, fund risk management etc

- Experience at participating in senior governance fora, and senior level engagement with internal and external stakeholders, including regulatory bodies.

- The ideal candidate will be a team builder, team player, motivator and a strong and proven leader

- A self-starter, self-motivated, self-disciplined, self-assured, and performance driven

- Strategic as well as pragmatic, with an ability to generate trust and build alliances across businesses, business partners, functional lines, legal entities and across the EMEA region

- Demonstrates the highest standards of professional ethics and integrity

- Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions that support accomplishment of organisational goals

Reference: 828708002

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