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. 

Read more about our history and milestone projects >>


Our Staff...

  • Jonathan HydeJonathan 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 WilkinsonHelen 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 ReesChris 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 BrandPaul 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 BoathMichelle 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 BakerEleanor 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 ...

Timeline

2019
2019

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.

2018
2018

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.

2017
2017

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.

2016
2016

We are appointed by BEIS to evaluate their 5-year Heat Networks Investment Project.

2016

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.

2014
2014

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.

2013
2013

We provide safety assurance of summer events in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

2012
2012

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.

2010
2010

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.

2010

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.

2009
2009

The National Audit Office appoints us to quality review its value for money reports.

2007
2007

International Power commission us to develop and implement an operational risk management framework (OPERA) across its global organisation.

2007

We use Exodis to help support Defra’s decision-making during the 2007 outbreak of FMD.

2005
2005

We use our unique disease spread simulation and decision support tool, Exodis, to model avian influenza for Defra.

2003
2003

We develop security of energy supply models for the Department of Trade and Industry and Ofgem using Bayesian Belief Nets (dependency models).

2002
2002

Risk Solutions provides independent assurance of the risk management arrangements for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Celebration Weekend.

2002

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.

2001
2001

Remember the sheep brains that turned out to be cow? Defra commission Risk Solutions to find out what happened.

2001

We design UNESCO’s first risk management framework.

1999
1999

We provide independent assurance of the risk management for the Millennium Eve.

1998
1998

We help London Underground Limited assess the risks of moving to the PPP (Public Private Partnership)