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Episode 13: with Titta Lassila from Save the Children

Titta grew up in Finland, and from an early age, she was passionate about environmental issues. During and after finishing her master’s degree in environmental biology she worked for different environmental organisations in Finland with themes varying from international environmental and development policy to tropical forest protection and sustainable rural development. During the years in […]

Episode 12: with Philippe Borremans from International Public Relations Association

Today, we’re joined by Philippe Borremans. He’s an independent public relations consultant specializing in emergency risk and crisis communication. Philippe is currently president of the International Public Relations Association. He works on strategic communication projects for epidemic and pandemic preparedness with organizations like the World Health Organization, the European Union, and the West African Union. […]

Episode 11: with Christina Wille; director of Insecurity Insight

Today we are joined by Christina Wille, director of Insecurity Insight who has developed the security incident information management (SIM) approach in collaboration with RedR and Global Interagency Security Forum (GISF).  Christina Wille, together with Larissa Fast, has set up the Security in Numbers Database for the Aid in Danger project. The database contains 10s […]

Episode 10: with Jeff Gothelf, coach, consultant and keynote Speaker

Today we are joined by Jeff Gothelf.  Jeff helps organizations build better products and executives build the cultures that build better products. Through the use of concepts like Design Thinking, Lean UX and agile software development he brings a new approach to running organisations and the departments within them, most recently focusing on Human Resources […]

Episode 9: with Colin McIreavy from the International Rescue Committee

Today we are joined by Colin McIlreavy.  Colin started his career in the oil sector but shifted towards the humanitarian sector soon. Colin has yet contributed as a Country Director to many of the most critical international conflicts such as Rwanda right after the genocide. He has also worked with the MSF and Doctors Without […]

Episode 8: with Thomas Lahnthaler from The Crisis Compass

Today we are joined by Thomas Lahnthaler.  Starting his career volunteering in South Africa for a local NGO, Thomas has since worked in different roles for the UN, the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, governmental organizations and the private sector. During the past 15 years, he has led crisis teams in complex contexts and volatile environments […]

Özge Togay – program manager in Libya, Tunisia, Turkey, and Syria

Today we are joined by Özge Togay.  Ozge is a humanitarian professional with a strong academic background in interdisciplinary social sciences and humanitarian action with six years of international management and risk experience. Ozge started her career in Turkey with the Danish Refugee Council. After working for several years in senior positions in Turkey, Libya […]

Cheri Hotman from the Hotman Group – governance, compliance, and risk

Today we are joined by Cheri Hotman, a Certified Public Accountant, Adjunct Professor of IT and cybersecurity, an Executive Coach, Leadership Development facilitator, and owner and principle of the Hotman Group. A previous VP in the Tech / IT space, with a career in banking, financial services, and consulting.  In addition to her CPA, and CISSP cybersecurity […]

Romi Gaspirc – security and risk in South Sudan and Iraq

Today we are joined by Romi Gaspirc, a security risk management advisor who will share her inspiring journey through the security sector. Today, Romi and I will discuss her own challenges and successes, as well as wider observations about the industry.  Romi grew up in Slovenia, ex-Yugoslavia, and acquired a MSc degree in environmental sciences in […]

Episode 4: with Nathan Mullins from Defence 247

Today we are joined by Nathan Mullins.  Nathan and I have worked together in many interesting places including Kashmir, Iraq, and Afghanistan.  We have had a lot of good times and tested the boundaries of risk.   Nathan is a decorated Australian Special Forces soldier and former Commando who served on missions to Timor Lese, Papua […]