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Brexit Panel Discussion

As risk professionals, what do we do? We start with what we know. We also embrace scenario planning. We don’t know what’s going to happen…So the best we can do within our organizations, as risk professionals, is to provide guidance on planning for alternative outcomes, and have the strategies in place.

Steve Fowler
Managing Director,
Amarreurs Consulting Ltd


William Bain, Policy Advisor, Europe and International, British Retail Consortium
Lord Alistair Darling, Former MP and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer
Steve Fowler, Managing Director, Amarreurs Consulting Ltd
Moderator | French Caldwell, Chief Evangelist, MetricStream

With the final terms of Britain's exit from the EU still shrouded in uncertainty, French Caldwell leads an engaging discussion on what corporate leaders need to be doing to be better prepared for Brexit’s eventual outcome.

Calling Brexit, “a sort of reversal of globalization,” William Bain discusses why organizations need to plan for both best-case and worst-case scenarios. He also highlights the importance of good leadership in managing the uncertainty ahead.

Steve Fowler points out that the boundaries that used to divide geographies in traditional world maps have dissolved in modern world maps with the rise of social media, the global financial system, and other factors. If we don’t understand these fundamental connections when making decisions like those of Brexit, we will make the wrong choices.

Lord Darling recalls that when Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty was drafted, few thought that it would ever have to be invoked. And yet, here we are. Now, as the clock ticks towards the Brexit deadline, it is critical that the UK and the EU reach a consensus on the terms of their future relationship, urges Lord Darling.

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