New book sets out fundamentals of risk management

Published:  19 April, 2010

IRM, together with publishers Kogan Page, today launched a new book by IRM Director and examiner Paul Hopkin on ‘Fundamentals of Risk Management’. 

Targeted at anyone who wants a basic, yet comprehensive, introduction to practical, enterprise-wide risk management, the book will also form a core text for all students sitting the IRM’s examinations around the world.

Speaking at Keele University at the Institute’s annual conference, the Global Risk Management Professional Development Forum, author Paul Hopkin said ‘Having been an IRM examiner for many years it was clear that there was no book on the market that brought together the latest thinking on the practical application of enterprise risk management in one place and in an easily accessible style. So I was delighted when the IRM invited me to write one.”  

The Institute of Risk Management was founded more than 20 years ago and is the leading professional education and training body, providing courses on risk management at a range of levels from introductory to expert. With over 3000 members in more than 50 countries, drawn from a variety of risk related disciplines and a wide range of industries, the Institute is governed by practising risk professionals and has strong, global links with academia and other risk and strategy organisations.
Paul Hopkin is a board director of IRM and lead examiner for the IRM International Certificate in Risk Management. He has over 30 years experience in a range of public and private organisations, including the Health and Safety Executive, Sedgwick, the BBC, the Rank Group plc and AIRMIC. He is also a qualified teacher.

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