Meet the Team

Peter Bonisch

Managing Director, Paradigm Risk

Ian Rushby

Director, Futurespace

Mark Learmonth

Deputy Dean (Research)
Durham University Business School

Peter Bonisch is a leading contributor to debates on governance and risk across sectors in the UK and in Europe.  He is a former national director of a big-four accounting firm and a highly experienced consultant and executive.  Peter is a former national chapter President of the Institute of Internal Auditors.  Peter studied economics and has a post-graduate degree in international relations.  He writes extensively on risk and governance issues.

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Ian spent more than 30 years with BP in a variety of financial and operating roles internationally up to and including BP’s executive committee as group general auditor. He has served as a non-executive director of the UK Ministry of Defence and Chairman of a global recruitment company.  He is presently a Trustee of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust and of the International Institute for Environment & Development, a London-based think tank looking at climate change, resource use and sustainable markets.

Ian trained as a geologist and is a Fellow of ICAEW. He is also a member of the International Federation of Accountants’ Professional Accountants in Business committee.

Mark spent the first 17 years of his career in management posts within the British National Health Service. At Durham University, he is Professor of Organisation Studies and Deputy Dean (Research) for the Business School. Prior to taking up his post in Durham he has worked at the universities of Nottingham and York. Mark has a PhD in management focusing on critical theory.

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Some of Peter’s recent work

Regulation, risk & culture: will we never learn?

A review of the Treasury Select Committee’s 2012 report on Barclay’s role in the LIBOR scandal and what it tells us about our understanding of organisational culture.  Download here >

Achieving supervisory control of systemic risk

A major report co-authored in 2010, part-funded by the UK Government, on the infrastructure required for effective supervision of the global financial system.  Download here >