MEET RISK SOLUTIONS
Since opening for business in 1997, Risk Solutions has established a reputation as a provider of high quality, insightful management consultancy with a focus on supporting the public sector, both in central government and national agencies, as well as working for local government, private organisations and the voluntary sector.
Originally a business within AEA Technology plc, we have been employee-owned since 2006. Since 2018 the company has operated as team of six equal partners, all of whom are directors and equal shareholders in the company.
Beyond our own team, we operate by drawing together teams from a wide range of associates and partners – many of whom we have worked with for many years.
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- Jonathan Hyde
Jonathan worked in a variety of engineering, consulting and sales roles prior to joining Risk Solutions. He is a very able analytical modeller, using object-oriented programming to create data analysis applications and agent-based models. He has particular expertise handling and linking large and diverse datasets, and using visualisation tools to interpret complex data.
He has a ...
- Helen Wilkinson
Helen has worked for a wide range of public sector clients including Defra, BEIS, HSE and DfT, often at senior levels of policy development, including reporting directly to ministers. Her work has supported formulation of policy, development of management systems and all aspects of evaluation and review. Perhaps her most influential work has been in ...
- Chris Rees
Chris has worked at a strategic level in the government, environment, energy and transport sectors. He uses qualitative and quantitative techniques to analyse and interpret different types of data and is our most experienced practitioner of holistic risk assessment and decision modelling methods. He brings his expertise to bear on appraisal and evaluation, including value ...
- Paul Brand
Paul specialises in complex assignments requiring the combination of technical understanding with the ability to bring together diverse stakeholder groups. He has experience presenting and liaising with senior policy makers, including reporting at Ministerial level.
An engineer by training, he has an extensive background in risk management as well as strong IT and data analysis skills. ...
- Michelle Boath
Michelle has a reputation for delivery of multi-disciplinary projects to time and cost in strategic policy areas. She is flexible and resourceful, able to adapt project plans to deal with unexpected delays or difficulties.
Originally a process engineer and engineering project manager in the nuclear industry, this developed her eye for detail. An MBA and a ...
- Eleanor Baker
Eleanor enjoys the satisfaction of delivering results and advice that are of direct value to clients, and working closely with them to ensure that projects genuinely achieve this. Her experience is primarily in the transport and environmental sectors, where she is quick to grasp the constraints under which organisations operate, so her approach and recommendations ...
Building on research work funded by RSSB, we are retained by Great Western Railway and Network Rail to use our innovative agent-based Rail Performance Model, to help test new timetables to be issued in December 2019.
Risk Solutions begins work with climate resilience experts from WSP, ADAS and UCL to help the Climate Change Committee understand how climate change risks interact to affect outcomes to the economy, the environment and the wellbeing of individuals.
Risk Solutions is retained to continue evaluation of a trial of a new type of HGV trailer (the Longer Semi-trailer) a position we have held since 2012.
We are appointed by BEIS to evaluate their 5-year Heat Networks Investment Project.
We deliver the first Impact Assessment of a major policy reform in the UK using an agent-based model of options for reform of the licensing regime for water abstraction.
We deliver the SRM to Highways England; a comprehensive model of safety risks on the strategic road network. Highways England staff use the model to support safety risk decisions without having to seek external help from consultants.
We provide safety assurance of summer events in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
We are appointed as the independent evaluators for DfT’s 10-year trial of Longer Semi-trailers – their most extensive data collection and engagement project.
We are commissioned to develop a traffic flow simulator and virtual reality model of the UK’s first managed (Smart) motorway scheme – the model is used to train SMART motorway operators.
We develop the model, still used by the HSE, to estimate the aggregate costs to the UK economy of fatalities and injuries at work and work-related ill health.
The National Audit Office appoints us to quality review its value for money reports.
International Power commission us to develop and implement an operational risk management framework (OPERA) across its global organisation.
We use Exodis to help support Defra’s decision-making during the 2007 outbreak of FMD.
We use our unique disease spread simulation and decision support tool, Exodis, to model avian influenza for Defra.
We develop security of energy supply models for the Department of Trade and Industry and Ofgem using Bayesian Belief Nets (dependency models).
Risk Solutions provides independent assurance of the risk management arrangements for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Celebration Weekend.
We carry out a highly participative modelling exercise involving Defra officials, farmer and rural business representatives, the Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor and No 10, which results in changes to disease risk management legislation. The approach generates unprecedented levels of buy-in to the changes in what had been a highly controversial and contested area.
Remember the sheep brains that turned out to be cow? Defra commission Risk Solutions to find out what happened.
We design UNESCO’s first risk management framework.
We provide independent assurance of the risk management for the Millennium Eve.
We help London Underground Limited assess the risks of moving to the PPP (Public Private Partnership)