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  • About the Author: Tim Leech

    Tim J. Leech, FCPA CIA CRMA CCSA CFE is Managing Director at  Risk Oversight Solutions Inc., based in Oakville, Ontario, Canada and Sarasota, Florida. He has over 30 years of experience in the ri…

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25 Oct. 2019 | Comments (0)
On Governance: Rethinking the Traditional “Three Lines of Defense” Risk Management Model
Tim Leech makes the case why there are more than three lines, and more than just “defense,” in effective risk management – and why the Institute of In…

21 May. 2019 | Comments (0)
On Governance: It’s Time Boards Ask Some Tough Questions About Risk Management Effectiveness
Good practice risk oversight due diligence guidance clearly says boards should ask about the effectiveness of risk management processes. Evidence sugg…

25 Feb. 2019 | Comments (0)
On Governance: The Biggest and Most Dangerous Risk CAEs and CROs Don’t Want to Report to Boards
The author believes the biggest risk nobody seems to want to talk about is that a very large percentage of companies’ management personnel lack the ne…

14 Nov. 2018 | Comments (0)
On Governance: 'The future ain’t what it used to be' – at least for board directors
The recommendations in the NACD’s Blue Ribbon Commission report on board oversight of disruptive risks are relevant and should be considered a “must-r…

20 Jun. 2018 | Comments (1)
On Governance: Boards, CEOs and CFOs Need to Demand a Lot More from Internal Audit and Risk Groups
Boards, CEOs, and CFOs need to dramatically raise the bar, demanding better risk and internal audit processes and better metrics to measure the real v…

27 Feb. 2018 | Comments (1)
On Governance: For Directors, What Needs to be Improved in 2018 to Make Progress?
What’s driving board members to conclude that these are their top improvement areas for 2018? If directors have concluded they must improve on these …

06 Dec. 2017 | Comments (0)
On Governance: Should boards and CEOs care about COSO ERM 2017?
The new Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) guidance Enterprise Risk Management: Integrating with Strategy and Per…

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