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Chris Peace

Risk management and risk assessment services
Phone 0064 274 713723
Email Chris on chris.peace@riskmgmt.co.nz

Chris established Risk Management Limited in 2003 to help clients establish effective risk management frameworks, including systems for business continuity, and to carry out major risk assessments. He also provides in-house and public risk management training courses.

For the five years 2007-2012 Chris was the part-time Lecturer in Risk Management Studies at Massey University and rewrote the two course handbooks to align them with ISO 31000 Risk Management and ISO 31010 Risk Management - Risk Assessment Techniques. He was a member of the New Zealand Society for Risk Management and contributed to the Society's newsletter and activities.

Also over the period 2007-2012 Chris represented Massey University on the joint standards committee that wrote AS/NZS 4360: 2004 Risk Management (later replaced by AS/NZS ISO 31000) and worked on risk-related standards and handbooks aligned with the international standard. He conceived and substantially wrote two Standards New Zealand specialist handbooks on risk management (SNZ HB 4360: 2000 Risk Management for Local Government and SNZ HB 4525: 2006 Fire Risk ManagementHandbook). He now represents the NZ Institute for Safety Management on that committee and the joint standards committee on dependability.

He was born and educated in the UK. He graduated from the University of Aston in 1974 and started his working life enforcing health and safety legislation in the UK before emigrating to New Zealand in 1980, moving to work in the insurance industry as a Loss Control Engineer and subsequently as a risk consultant.

In 1990 he returned to the UK for five years where he worked for Jardine Lloyd Thompson as a risk management consultant helping major UK employers manage their risks more effectively. During that time he worked with major manufacturing and retail companies and public and private hospitals. His work took him to the USA, the Caribbean, Holland, Spain, Eire and Italy.

Chris returned to New Zealand in 1995 and set up the Risk Management Unit of Jardine Lloyd Thompson, then a specialist in local body risk and insurance management. There, he worked with local authorities, tertiary education bodies and private sector companies on liability risk management, legal compliance and asset management. Projects included auditing risk management and development of risk management frameworks.

In 2000 Chris joined Natural Gas Corporation (NGC) as their Risk Manager, establishing the risk management framework and managing the internal audit and insurance functions of the company.

His qualifications and memberships are:

  • MSc Risk Management and Safety Technology (Aston University 1995)
  • BSc (Hons) Environmental Health (Aston University 1974)
  • Fellowship examinations for UK Institute of Risk Management (1993)
  • Certified Fellow of the New Zealand Institute for Safety Management
  • Chartered Fellow of the UK Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
  • AFIA Fire Engineer (in-house course, 1982-1984)
  • Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (1977)
  • Diploma in Air Pollution Control (1975)
  • Member of the Society for Risk Analysis.

Chris is currently carrying out research for a PhD at Victoria University in Wellington on the topic The effectiveness of risk assessments in informing decision makers.

His academic biographical details are available here and his LinkedIn entry is here.

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