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

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


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

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