About The Show

Your host, Edward Robertson – bio:

Specific Mechanical Systems, Saanichton, BC, specialty metals manufacturing facility.
Former Director of Human Resources and Strategic Planning;
Innovation and Planning Lead;
WINNER Business of the Year 2015, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce.

Risk Management Branch, Government of British Columbia, 2002-2008. 
Former Senior Manager for Enterprise Risk Management; 
Applied the AS/NZ 4360 standard to develop solutions with clients in multi-stakeholder public policy; examples: Provincial Meat Inspection, Crown Land Compensation Framework, Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals, and Safe Drinking Water Systems. Advised other jurisdictions in Canada and US. Presented results at the ERM Summit in New York.

Member of CSA technical committee for CAN/CSA-ISO 31000 standard.

Created examination for Global Risk Management Institute CRM-E designation.

Developed online courses and delivers workshops for Risk and Insurance Management Society, NY.

Facilitated risk identification and ERM implementation at Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA-AMSC); ATB Financial; Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee; Camosun College; etc.

Presented at Infonex Public Sector Risk Management Conferences in Ottawa and Victoria.

Previous positions in BC Government: CIO’s Office; Banking/Cash Management Branch; Information and Privacy. Experience in mechanical design and language instruction. French and Spanish speaker.

LinkedIn Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/edward-robertson-801b5012


1st year coursework – doctoral program in International Business
University of Victoria, 2010

Master of Public Administration
University of Victoria, 2001

Master of Environmental Studies
York University, 1995

Mechanical Eng Tech Diploma
Georgian College, 1987

Honours BA, Political Science
York University, 1980
– Diplôme Spécial d’Etudes Françaises, I.E.E., Montpellier, France;
– Certificate of Bilingual Competence; York University In-Course Scholarship.


Lean Six Sigma
Lean methods for continuous improvement; Camosun College 2015

Finance for Risk Managers Workshop
RIMS 2010

Risk Analysis Tools Workshop
RIMS 2009

eLearning Strategy and Planning 
University of Victoria CACE Program 2008

Future Scenarios Planning
Foresight Canada, Calgary. 2007

Associate Business Continuity Professional
Disaster Recovery Institute 2006

Certified Risk Manager
Simon Fraser University 2004

Facilitation Skills for Leaders
Greenfield Partners 2002


Strategic Planning: Process, Templates and Effective Implementation
Amazon, 2019

“Redefining risk: Modern Portfolio Theory and our investing attitude” in The Private Investor
Issue 19, January 2017

Solving the Enterprise Risk Management Puzzle: Secrets to Successful Implementation
Amazon, 2016

Risk Management Tools & Templates
Amazon, 2016

“Navigation the public policy labyrinth; using risk analysis for tough issues”
RIMS Risk Management Magazine, December, 2006

“No Risk in Collaboration”
Canadian Underwriter, September, 2010 (archived)

“Risk -based policy development for health”
Health Care Protection Plan Newsletter:
Handle With Care, Spring 2007, editor and lead author;

“Enterprise Risk Management Implementation”
At Risk, Risk Management Branch Newsletter, Volume 14, Issue 1, Spring/Summer, 2006

“ERM : doorway to the future”
by Jonathan Andrews and Edward Robertson,
CA Magazine, April, 2004. (archived)

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