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Welcome to the Risk & Security Management Forum website


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The RSMF was founded in 1991 by a group of risk and security management professionals. It draws on expertise in government, law enforcement, a wide range of business sectors and academia.

We provide a trusted network for sharing experience, opinions, information and influence across all sectors.

Through its invited membership of over 60 senior security professionals, RSMF allows trusted contact with expert colleagues from different backgrounds and experience. This provides the opportunity to gain important insights into the increasingly complex and interconnected worlds of risk and security.

To encourage free and frank discussion, and ensure appropriate and responsible control of shared information, we operate under the Chatham House Rule.




We promote:

  • Connectivity between the public and private sectors and academia.
  • Identification, assessment and mitigation of current and future security risks.
  • The benefits of security risk management to senior leaders and executives.

We are not a Forum for the promotion of individual or company commercial benefit or interests.

RSMF has been at the forefront of developing stronger public and private partnerships. It has formal affiliation with the Institute of Business Ethics, the International Security Management Association (ISMA), the European Corporate Security Institute (ESCA) in Brussels and the African Security Managers Association (ASMA).


About the RSMF

We use our broad-based membership to address strategic and more operational aspects of security risk.
We plan seminars each year, one day events in London and overnight at venues convenient to London. The themes for the seminars reflect matters of moment and suggestions from our members. We also organise ad-hoc meetings as the need arises.

The primary consideration for membership is the potential for the applicant to contribute to the forum by holding senior management position and / or possessing subject matter expertise in security or risk management.

  • The expertise or influence that the candidate would bring.
  • Whether this is already represented in the Forum.
  • Accelerate qualifications in an area of direct relevance to the Forum.
  • For academic members, clear evidence of research and publication judged to be of ‘international’ standard.
  • Balanced representation across the sectors.