Coming Home Alive

23 September 2013, Aberdeen

Oliver Wyman is delighted to invite you to a complimentary speaker dinner with Sir Ranulph Fiennes on 23 September 2013. He will share his insights on managing risk and draw parallels between his expeditions and inherently hazardous work environments.

Drawing on decades of pushing the limits of human ambition and endurance, Sir Ranulph will speak about how he manages risk and leads teams in extreme circumstances to ensure a safe return home. During his talk, Sir Ranulph will use some visual aids to bring to life some of the adventures he has embarked on and the perils he has overcome. His insights will be highly relevant to how the North Sea Oil and Gas industry manages its hazards on a daily basis.


Sir Ranulph Fiennes is described by The Guinness Book of Records as “the world’s greatest living explorer”. A world renowned British adventurer and holder of several endurance records he began his career in the Armed Forces where he served in the SAS and took on counter-insurgency service while attached to the army of the Sultanate of Oman. Between 1984 and 1990, after leaving the Armed Forces, he took on the role of Vice President of PR and Adviser for Western Europe to Chairman of Occidental Petroleum Corp, during which time he was personally involved in dealing with the aftermath of the Piper Alpha disaster.

Sir Ranulph later applied the skills he had developed in the field and corporate world to plan, manage and take on high risk, complex and dangerous expeditions across the world. He was the first person to visit both the North and South Poles by surface and the first man to completely cross Antarctica on foot. In May 2009, at the age of 65, he climbed to the summit of Mount Everest.

What can you expect from the evening?

Welcome drinks from 6:30 PM, followed by pre-dinner talk with time for Q&A after a four course dinner.

Why should you attend?

  • Spend an evening with the world's greatest adventurer
  • Learn from his approaches to risk and safety management, and leadership
  • Share experiences with other organisations
  • Build a network of senior executive contacts across industries where effective risk and safety management is critical to success.

Who will attend?

  • Heads of Business Units
  • Heads of Risk
  • Heads of Operations
  • Heads of HSE

VENUE: THE MARCLIFFE HOTEL and SPA, Aberdeen, Scotland