With the Solvency II deadline approaching, and full implementation expected from January 2016, affected entities are at varying states of readiness with embedding Solvency II into everyday practices becoming a major focus. Programme stakeholder communications needs to be robust to secure compliance and buy-in on both internal and external fronts. If your CEO fails to communicate to the markets your organization's ability to deliver on the EU Directive, or if a local Regulator finds that your Board has failed to embed a risk culture that is aligned with Solvency II, your ability to operate in the Solvency II world will be questioned. Solvency II: Stakeholder Communications and Change explains how to negate such risks. Gabrielle O'Donovan demonstrates how to approach stakeholder communications and change management in a structured and disciplined way, framed by the EU Directive's governance requirements. She demonstrates how to use a variety of tools and techniques to engage people with change and embed new ways of doing things. She reveals how to embed risk consciousness into your culture, helping you secure Solvency II approval and operate successfully in the Solvency II world.Based on the author's original research and the latest industry developments, Solvency II: Stakeholder Communications and Change is well-structured, readable and above all essential for all involved in Solvency II implementation.
As a culture and change management professional, Gabrielle O'Donovan has worked with major blue-chip companies for many years. She wears multiple hats and is an award-winning practitioner, author, keynote speaker and university professor.
Gabrielle developed her initial repertoire of skills by working on a range of major initiatives for Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong during the 1990s. Her HSBC culture change programme "Together, We Win!" won numerous awards(including an ASTD Excellence in Practice Award in 2005) and her articles have been published in Corporate Governance International, Banking Today and Best Practices Management. She has served as Associate Professor at Danube University Austria for the MBA programme and at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China, also.
Gabrielle is author of 'Solvency II:Stakeholder Communications and Change', (Gower UK,2011/2014) which was based on her work as Stakeholder Management and Communications lead for a large SII programme for Friends Life insurance She is also author of "The Corporate Culture Handbook" (Liffey Press, 2006), rated as "in the top 1% of best business books for 2006" by Business Book Review USA.
Gabrielle is a member of numerous professional societies including the Society of Authors, the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP), PMI and Mensa. She is also Associate Editor of the International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management. Gabrielle is a member of the Advisory Board of Emerald ManagementFirst and is PRINCE2(TM) qualified.