Dr Mike Lauder MBE has worked in risk management for the last 30 years. He is now an independent researcher and a visiting fellow at Cranfield School of Management, where he undertook his doctorate studying risk governance and the process, outcomes, effectiveness and efficacy of public inquiries. He has a wide range of experience in this field covering his time in the military and as a consultant. He has practical experience of risk management as a military engineer, including work in bomb disposal and as a security specialist. He has worked in both construction and procurement project management and has wider experience of logistic operations and corporate financial planning, having completed successful projects with the oil and gas industry, the MOD and at the British Library.
He now combines his academic understanding and practical knowledge to help those responsible for Corporate Governance to fulfil their risk management remit more effectively. He offers new ways of looking at the subject, enabling others to develop a clear picture of the risk issues and to ask more penetrating questions of their expert advisors.
Mike is a former Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, a published author and lectures to academic, professional and practitioner audiences. He helps others gain new perspectives and a deeper understanding of risk governance through one to one mentoring and group study days.
Marian's first career was in the Army, where she was fast-tracked to the rank of Colonel, undertaking a range of appointments in Whitehall, NATO's prime multi-national headquarters overseas and working in strategic partnerships with the industrial and academic sectors. Marian has experienced such diverse pressures as leading 200-strong teams and being an advisor to Ministers and Service Chiefs. She has delivered operational leadership training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and top level leadership and governance training at the Defence Academy
Marian was appointed a Non-Executive Director to the Government’s public transport watchdog, Transport Focus, in 2013 and to British Cycling in 2014. She has also recently spent 6 years as a Trustee (3 years as Chair) of a leading charity in the environmental sector, seeing it successfully through the recession. She judged the CMI's Management Book of the Year for 2 years. Marian is also a trained and experienced executive coach.
Now Marian uses this combined knowledge and understanding to help organisations and individuals to find a path through difficult transitions and decision points. Using experience gained on many previous change programmes and organisational reforms, she adopts a coaching and mentoring approach to help organisations understand and design the cultural, communication, training and development change programmes that are necessary to embed new structures and processes.