Slow down, make friends and have faith, panel tells top risk managers

CROs from top insurers spell out how to excel in their role

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Avoid being too busy, build strong relationships and don't expect much praise – this was some of the advice on offer for chief risk officers (CROs) at the Insurance Risk Europe conference this week.

Defining what makes a successful CRO is complicated by the difficulty of determining what success looks like for this type of senior executive, said Simon Gadd, Group CRO at Legal & General.

"To some extent, the results of our actions won't be seen for many years," he said, speaking as part of a panel