Young risk professional of the year: Madeline Betts, Crowe
Betts capped an exceptional year by securing a promotion and being appointed a manager at consulting firm Crowe in 2018.
Last year marked several achievements for the young risk professional, and a particular success has been her contribution to the development of Crowe's operational resilience proposition.
This focuses on how firms can build an effective and integrated approach to operational risk.
Betts successfully presented her work at the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' Risk & Investment conference, where she discussed the building blocks on which resilience is built, a view on where minimal effort will have maximum benefit and a discussion on the view from the board.
As well as being a key member of Crowe's team, she has presented at numerous other conferences, written articles on operational risk and helped develop two of Crowe's graduate trainees.
The judges described Betts as a "rising star" who has achieved much in a short time. Betts has striven to improve the theory underpinning her practical skills by taking the Institute of Risk Management's diploma in risk management.
Having passed three exams in 2018, she is due to complete the diploma in 2019. She has also completed the foundation and practitioner certification in change management, a skill set that complements her project work.