Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011
About Overseas Business Risk
The Mission of the Overseas Business Risk service is to:
help UK businesses succeed overseas by providing them with key information on political, economic, and business security-related risks
provide authoritative, accessible, up-to-date Government information and advice on key markets and issues in relation to these risks, primarily through the UKTI website, but also through specific targeted activities such as events
act as a link through to more detailed information and services provided by others in relation to these risks
Who are we?
Overseas Business Risk is governed by a Joint Advisory Group, with members from business and ex-officio members from key government departments.
Overseas Business Risk Joint Advisory Group Members
Michael Shipster (Chair) - Rolls-Royce PLC
David Clamp - VSO
Martin Molloy - Serious Organised Crime Agency
DAC Stuart Osborne - Metropolitan Police
Stephen Pattison - International Chamber of Commerce (UK)
Rhydian Pountney - Renshaw PLC
Simon Venn - Source 8
Director - Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure
John Saville - UK Trade and Investment
Edward Barker - Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Lisa Reilly - The European Interagency Security Forum
Overseas Business Risk Joint Advisory Board
Terms of reference
The Joint Advisory Group brings together individual members from business and relevant stakeholder organisations, and ex officio members representing relevant Government Departments. It will be chaired by a business member. The Joint Advisory Group will meet three times a year.
The Joint Advisory Group will advise UK Trade & Investment, the FCO and other relevant Government Departments on the provision of overseas security information for UK-based businesses (including those investing/operating overseas).
To achieve this, the Joint Advisory Group will:
provide direction for the provision of overseas security information for UK business operating or intending to do business in overseas markets
identify and help UKTI/FCO and other Government Departments make effective use of the various channels and resources available for provision of overseas security information and review regularly that these are appropriate
seek views from wider business networks (including those with a focus on security) and feed these back to the Joint Advisory Group
identify and advise on major issues of concern relating to overseas security information which may require Departmental/Governmental intervention, including specific markets or issues
support and/or participate in overseas security information conferences and meetings where appropriate and disseminate feedback; and
advise on evaluation and measurement of risk management information services.
We welcome your feedback and with your help will aim to develop, improve and expand the Overseas Business Risk content as we go forward.