Kate Boothroyd is an expert risk management consultant, and an associate with Risk Doctor & Partners, offering specialist risk management consultancy and training. She is also director of KB Risk Consulting Limited, a risk management business based in the UK. Kate has particular expertise in project and corporate risk management, training, and development, and internal audit. She has worked for major clients in a variety of industries, including oil and gas, utilities, energy, construction, civil engineering, nuclear, and pharmachem. Most recently, Kate has provided risk review and advisory services in the UK and overseas to clients in the mining and rail industries as well as the public sector, including the delivery of risk training to over 750 project staff in South Africa. She is also currently providing enterprise risk management support as the part-time interim business assurance advisor for a housing association in South West England.Originally educated and trained as a chartered surveyor, Kate moved into the risk field in 1992 when she established the risk management systems for a leading UK cost consultancy. She moved in 1997 to a large construction company in the UK with the remit to develop their risk management processes beyond the projects into business management and corporate governance for the company worldwide. Up until 2007, Kate developed and delivered a regime of training on and auditing of the risk management process across the whole business.Kate has been an active member of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) since 1992, serving as a director from 1999-2003 and deputy chairman between 2002-2003. She is currently chairman of the IRM North West Regional Group. She is one of the IRM’s presenters of their ‘Fundamentals of Risk Management’ (FoRM) course, based on ISO 31000, and she is also author of and examiner for the ‘Risk Management in Architecture, Engineering & Construction’ specialist module for the IRM International Diploma in Risk Management.