West Midlands, UK
Our client, a leading building society, seeks an experienced Chief Risk Officer to report directly to the Chief Executive Officer.
Tasked with leading, developing and mentoring a team of risk professionals, you will be responsible for growing and embedding a risk management function that will shape the direction and future of the Society. As Chief Risk Officer, you will be accountable for the management of the enterprise-wide risk management activities throughout the organisation, spanning all classes (credit, prudential, operational, analytical, reputational, compliance and conduct risk) across the organisation. Furthermore, you will drive a step change in capability, promoting and enhancing a culture of active risk management throughout the business; bringing thought leadership to the function; and keeping the Society at the forefront of the agenda across the industry and the regulatory environment.
You must already be considered an industry leading expert in the field of risk management and you will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the regulatory landscape. You will have extensive experience of operating at a senior level, ideally within retail banking. Sharp intuition and judgement, the ability to lead, influence and operate at all levels and capability to build robust relationships with, and gain respect from all levels across the organisation will also be key to your success.