The significance of risk management in business abruptly entered William Gifford’s life on the stoke of noon, one regular working Tuesday afternoon in May 2004. That day’s catastrophic events ended a successful twenty year manufacturing career and changed William’s life and career path forever. In September 2008 he started on his four year journey to gain a BA First Class Honours in Risk Management from Glasgow Caledonian University: That graduation takes place in June 2012. Throughout his degree, William achieved strong marks that culminated in distinction awards at each and every level of assessment and special recognition from Glasgow Caledonian University’s Division of Accounting, Finance and Risk for the best individual performance at level 3. William is attending the Paris conference as a guest speaker, to take part in the special education session aimed at exploring future educational curriculum alignment with ISO 31000.