Biography: Dr. Ruth Murray-Webster

Picture1Dr. Ruth Murray-Webster is an experienced consultant and practitioner in the areas of risk and organisational change. She works part-time as Director of the Change Portfolio and Risk Management for Associated British Ports Ltd and in the remainder of her time supports a wide range of clients with specific risk and change related challenges through her consultancy, Potentiality UK.

Ruth has 30 years of experience in a series of roles to enable organisations in most sectors to deliver change objectives. Along this journey, Ruth researched organisational change from the perspective of the recipients of change for an Executive Doctorate at Cranfield School of Management.  Ruth’s parallel interest in risk management arose from a passion to help organisations to take educated risks, not avoid them.

She has co-authored four books on the people aspects of risk management with David Hillson (Understanding and Managing Risk Attitude, 2007; Managing Group Risk Attitude, 2008; A Short Guide to Risk Appetite, 2012), and Penny Pullan (A Short Guide to Facilitating Risk Management, 2011) and more recently two book chapters for Kogan Page specifically on the subject of risk and organisational change. She was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Association for Project Management in 2013 for her services to risk and change.  The synergies between the two disciplines continue to drive Ruth’s thinking, writing and practice.