Welcome

The Control Risks mission

Richard Fenning

Richard Fenning, CEO, Control Risks

The Control Risks mission


 

Welcome to Control Risks, we are a specialist risk consultancy and our work is built on achieving three positive outcomes:

1. We are committed to enabling you to build organisations that are secure, compliant and resilient, particularly in an age when connectivity brings great opportunities but also acute vulnerabilities.

2. Building on this solid foundation, we want to ensure that you are able to resolve the issues and crises that occur in any ambitious global organisation.

3. But we also want to go beyond problem-solving and give you the insight and intelligence you need to realise opportunities and grow.

 
Everything we do is based on our guiding belief that risk-taking is an essential pre-requisite of your success. Our job is not to tell you that the world is a dangerous place. There are plenty of other people more than willing to do that.

Rather, we want you to be able to succeed where others would fail. We will help you put in place all the necessary measures to ensure that you are fulfilling your responsibilities to safeguard your organisation and give it the secure foundation on which to grow. And we will bring to bear our considerable analytical and technical resources, combined with an extraordinary, grounded expertise on how risk and complexity really affect your operations.

We have been doing this for more than 40 years and have resolved all manner of challenges and crises with our clients - from major regulatory investigations to natural disasters and life-threatening security problems. In doing so, we have developed an unparalleled ability to bring order to chaos and reassurance to anxiety.

You can rely on us to be resourceful and practical. We are straight-talking and always objective. Our clients - like our people - embody a variety of contrasting cultures. We know when it is appropriate to be tactful and when it is necessary to tell truth to power. And if we ever fall short of your expectations, we expect you to tell us.

We deliberately hire people from nearly every walk of life. We want to ensure that we bring multiple perspectives and deep experience to bear on your behalf. For us, diversity is not a corporate fashion statement. It is the lifeblood that allows us to see the world as it really is and enable you to respond accordingly. We only hire people that you will respect for their expertise, trust for their measured judgement and rely upon for their commitment and work ethic.

Much has been written about the particular sense of vulnerability and uncertainty that characterises the world today. That may be true. But it is all too easy to stifle the entrepreneurial, risk-taking gene that all organisations need to grow by becoming preoccupied by complexity and peril.

We want you to able to focus on success - safe in the knowledge that you are running organisations that are secure, compliant and resilient. We want you to have the capacity to handle the unavoidable challenges that come your way and the insight to see opportunities where others do not.

We have organised ourselves as one firm, run as a single, global partnership with no outside shareholders. Our partners know each other well and are incentivised to ensure that our clients get what they need, where and when they need it. Nothing else matters. What unites all who work for Control Risks is our curiosity for what you do, our enthusiasm to help you succeed and the satisfaction of repaying the trust you put in us.