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Fraser, John, and Betty J. Simkins, eds. 2010. Enterprise Risk Management: Today's Leading Research and Best Practices for Tomorrow's Executives. Floboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. Sector Risk Profile. 2012. Homes and Communities Agency, London, England. 120611.pdf.


Following a mathematics degree at Cambridge University and six years' KPMG strategy consultancy experience, John Hargreaves took up a series of financial positions, including periods as the Financial Controller of National Freight, a stint running Shell's central financial and management accounting and planning systems, and three years as the Finance Director of London Underground. Since 1991 John has specialized in risk management, initially as Corporate Finance Director of Barclays Bank, where he was responsible for introducing risk management systems following the previous United Kingdom depression.

In 1996 he became Managing Director of Hargreaves Risk and Strategy, which has clients in the housing, banking, oil, and transport sectors. The consultancy has implemented risk management systems in about 60 organizations. John is a leading expert on the quantification of risks. He has conducted research over a number of years on the risk profile of the UK social housing sector, initially through study of client risk maps but also through analysis of the risks that occurred in a sample of 41 companies. This knowledge was used in 2005 in the design of the sector's highly successful risk-related regulatory system.

John is also an authority on the relationship between risk management and strategy, and for 15 years has run a course on strategic management for an MSc program at the London School of Economics.

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