Congratulations to Navy Command's Lieutenant Barry McNally on winning IRM Risk Management Newcomer of the Year

On winning IRM Risk Management Newcomer of the Year of the Year at the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) Global Risk Awards 2014

Maidenhead, UK, March 20, 2014 - Sword Active Risk would like to extend its congratulations to Lieutenant Barry McNally, Navy Command Portfolio Policy and Assurance Manager, with the Resources & Plans Performance Management Team at the Royal Navy on being named Risk Management Newcomer of the Year at the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) Global Risk Awards 2014.
McNally, a keen user of Active Risk Manager, impressed the IRM judging panel which consisted of a trans-continental group of over 30 leading risk management practitioners and academics. On winning the accolade he stated; "I'm delighted with the award, and would like to say a big thank you to everyone that has helped me during the last 12  18 months both within the MOD and amongst our partner organizations."

Keith Ricketts, Marketing Director at Sword Active Risk said; "Everyone at Active Risk joins me in congratulating Barry on winning this prestigious award. As proactive Risk Management continues to grow in importance at forward thinking organizations looking to exploit opportunities by understanding risk, these awards certainly provide recognition for our best practitioners."

Jeremy Harrison, IRM Chief Executive commented; "These Awards are without parallel in their global reach, caliber of entrants and rigorous judging process. The Awards celebrate the full range of practical qualities required for risk management excellence in today's world, and I encourage anyone connected with the risk management community to start thinking about entering the 2015 Awards now."

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