Chris is the CEO of CHC Global, an insurance intermediary and risk advisor which works to understand, manage and transfer special risks. He is widely recognized in the London insurance market in the field of terrorism, political violence, kidnap for ransom and hostile environment risks. He has led the development of a number of award-winning insurance technology platforms, designed to leverage data to form a better understanding of complex risks. He continues to advise major corporations on both sides of the Atlantic. Chris joined the insurance industry in 2008 after an initial career in the British Army. He is a strong supporter of veterans’ charities.
The management of events with catastrophic impacts requires coordination between the public and private sectors. In order to be effective, these partnerships need to be forged long before an event occurs and should be underpinned by trust and a shared approach to risk assessment, situational awareness, risk mitigation, response and recovery. From a resilience perspective, Covid-19 has demonstrated how brittle we are and has made us more vulnerable to a range of other threats. This session aims to start a discussion about what ought to be achieved in the next 2 years to fundamentally improve the resilience of western nations, including the USA. The three imperatives outlined in the session will be the need for honest risk assessments, event agnostic resilience, and effective public private partnerships.