Lynn Stalker 

Lynn Stalker joined Sellafield Ltd (then BNFL) in November 1988 and after a variety of roles (mainly in Risk Management for the past 20 years) joined the Independent Performance Assurance Group as Risk Management Subject Matter Expert in April 2016. Lynn gained her certification as a Risk Manager in July 2015 from the Institute of Risk Management.
As a Risk Management Subject Matter Expert, her work involves supporting, challenging and undertaking Performance Assurance Reviews for Sellafield Ltd’s high risk projects and programmes prior to submission to the Sellafield Investment Review Committee and Executive Meetings. Driving expertise and pragmatic solutions across risk management bringing technical insight into how risk management data can be used more effectively.
Her nuclear sector experience, and network of contacts, across the nuclear estates particularly strong,, including programme and project management.
Lynn is a member of the Institute of Risk Management, undertaking the role of committee member for the North West Regional Group. She is also a member of the APM Risk Management Special Interest Group. Within the Nuclear Industry she was instrumental in establishing a group especially for risk management in the nuclear industry, having held the role of Chairperson for the last 3 years.
Lynn earned her Post Graduate Diploma in Risk Management through the Institute of Risk Management and subsequently went on to gain her MSc in Risk Management through Birmingham city University.
She also has experience working in the voluntary sector, particularly with the Youth Justice Services and youth work (STEM Ambassador and Safeguarding Officer as well as Assistant Coach with Youth Rugby Union).

Session title: Risk Capability – the backbone of success

Synopsis: Too often risk management is deemed to be the creation of a risk register, and then the risk professional’s job is done. In reality this is the start point of the risk management strategy / process which done correctly can increase the organisations chance of success.
How can this be achieved? A risk team forms the backbone of effective risk management and as such having the right team with the right capabilities (technical & behavioural skills, knowledge and leadership competencies) in place is a must.
It is important that organisations reflect on the capabilities of their teams and this presentation looks at one organisation’s journey to recognise the capability required and upskill their risk professionals.

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