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John R.S. Fraser is the Senior Vice President, Internal Audit, and former Chief Risk Officer of Hydro One Networks Inc., Canada, one of North America's largest electricity transmission and distribution companies. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (U.K.), a Certified Internal Auditor, and a Certified Information Systems Auditor. He has over 30 years of experience in the risk and control field, mostly in the financial services sector, including areas such as finance, fraud, derivatives, safety, environmental, computers and operations. He is a member of the Faculty at the Directors College for the Strategic Risk Oversight Program, and has developed and teaches a masters degree course entitled Enterprise Risk Management in the Masters in Financial Accountability Program at York University where he is an adjunct professor. He is a recognized authority on enterprise risk management (ERM) and has co-authored several academic papers on ERM. He is co-editor (with Betty Simkins) of a best-selling university text-book released in 2010, Enterprise Risk Management: Today's Leading Research and Best Practices for Tomorrow's Executives.

Betty J. Simkins, PhD, is Williams Companies Chair of Business and Professor of Finance at Oklahoma State University. Betty received her PhD from Case Western Reserve University. She has had more than 60 publications in academic and practitioner journals. She has won awards for her teaching, research, and outreach, including the top awards at Oklahoma States University: Regents Distinguished Teaching Award, Regents Distinguished Research Award, and Outreach Excellence Award. Her primary areas of research are risk management, energy finance, and corporate governance. Betty serves on the editorial boards of nine academic journals, including the Journal of Banking and Finance; is past coeditor of the Journal of Applied Finance; and is past president of the Eastern Finance Association. She also serves on the Executive Advisory Committee of the Conference Board of Canada's Strategic Risk Council. In addition to this book, she has published two others: Energy Finance and Economics: Analysis and Valuation, Risk Management and the Future of Energy and Enterprise Risk Management: Today's Leading Research and Best Practices for Tomorrow's Executives (co-edited with John Fraser). Prior to entering academia, she worked in the corporate world for ConocoPhillips and Williams Companies. She conducts executive education courses for companies globally.

Kristina Narvaez is the president and owner of ERM Strategies, LLC (erm, which offers ERM research and training to organizations on various ERM-related topics. She graduated from the University of Utah in environmental risk management and then received her MBA from Westminster College. She is a two-time Spencer Education Foundation Graduate Scholar from the Risk and Insurance Management Society and has published more than 25 articles relating to enterprise risk management and board risk governance. She has given many presentations to various risk management associations on topics of ERM. She is an adjunct professor at Brigham Young University, teaching a business strategy course for undergraduates.


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