The focus this month is on the challenging times facing all business and communities with the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

•    Pandemics: The Convergence of Business Disruption & Economic Slowdown.  In early March, I posted this article on how to deal with the unfolding economic, social and financial crisis. Click here for the full article.

•    Podcast: Pandemic Prep: Board Oversight of Crisis Response.  I recorded a podcast with the US based group Diligent (the world’s leading board portal group) in mid-March, on board oversight during the pandemic crisis.  Click here to listen to the podcast.

The Diligent Insights website (( is also a fantastic resource for boards and executives.

•    Australian Financial Review (AFR) Article on Risk Management.  The AFR’s highly regarded columnist, Chanticleer, published an article on 1 April 2020 highlighting the value that risk professionals can bring to any organization. I was delighted to be able to provide my thoughts and observations on the management of risk by boards.


Peter Deans