“An insider’s view from the outside”

RCN risk management professionals have all held senior positions in substantial global businesses. We have spent over ten years refining and proving a business model that offers seasoned expertise for specific risk management assignments – with the emphasis on action and outcomes rather than lengthy reports or generalised advice.

We have a shrewd idea of what works – and what does not – inside large, medium and small companies. As outsiders, we have the freedom to pose challenging questions.

  • Christopher Lajtha

    became an independent risk management resource in 2005. He provides an extensive range of strategic and operational support to multinational companies. Experience includes 12 years as Corporate Risk & Insurance Manager at Schlumberger. Expertise: risk management strategy & resourcing, risk governance, crisis response and multinational insurance management issues.

  • Paul Taylor

    is a Chartered Engineer, independent risk management consultant and Non-Exec Director. He previously led corporate risk management and governance projects in multinational companies including Kingfisher, Tetra Laval International, Morgan Crucible. Past chairman of AIRMIC. Expertise: the interface between risk management and internal audit, risk management oversight, training.

  • Nick Robertson

    is a Chartered Accountant with an engineering background. He holds public and private sector non-exec directorships and chairs 2 audit committees. Experience: 32 years with Royal Dutch Shell in finance and general management, 8 years as VP Group Risk Management & Insurance. Expertise: risk governance and assurance, risk management information flows, effective audit committees.

  • Roger Lewington

    has provided a broad spectrum of independent risk management support to major multinational companies since 2001. Previous experience: senior risk management roles in in FTSE 100 companies, 15 years as Group Risk and Insurance Manager, BOC. He has led teams in the UK, USA, Asia Pacific. Expertise: risk and insurance management strategy, multinational insurance risk financing; project management and supply chain risk.

  • Neil Campbell

    previously led JLT’s Core Risk Europe – a specialist Life Science Consulting business. He also spent 18 years at 2 FTSE100 chemical/pharmaceutical companies, including 11 years as Risk Manager at Astra Zeneca. Expertise: innovative risk financing solutions for complex multinational organisations and life science companies, critical supply chain dependencies.


    Has provided specialist insurance risk consulting to support innovative product development for a number of major insurance companies since 2007. Previous experience: twenty years senior underwriting roles including the role of Chief Underwriting Officer at Munich American Risk Partners UK operations. Expertise: business strategy reviews, complex product development, technical wording reviews, risk financing solutions

  • Tom Shiel

    Tom spent 30 years managing onshore and offshore risks, and procuring insurances, for major oil and gas and integrated energy companies. In his 22 years at Shell, Tom structured construction insurance programmes for world scale projects such as Nigeria LNG, Nanhai Petrochemicals, Sakhalin II integrated gas and LNG facilities, Bonga FPSO, and Prelude FLNG. Expertise: Global onshore and offshore construction risk management and underwriting. Since leaving Shell, Tom has supported several clean energy projects including advice upon project finance insurance structures and solutions.