Strategic Thought Group, the creator of enterprise risk management software Active Risk Manager, has appointed Bob Runnells as Principal Risk Consultant in the US. After three years with the company Bob’s recent move further strengthens Strategic Thought’s Consulting Services team, focused on delivering and managing multi-million dollar risk management programmes for corporate and government clients.


Runnells brings with him over six years’ experience of implementing and executing large, complex risk management programmes on $300M to $10B aerospace and defence projects for major corporate clients including Boeing, Northrop Grumman and the US Air Force. He also has over twelve years’ engineering experience as well as practical knowledge of many project and risk management systems.


Bob Runnells joins an already impressive stable of risk practitioners at Strategic Thought including; Bob Bell, who joined STG in the US after 25 years at Lockheed Martin, latterly working on the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program, Tom Teixeira former Head of Enterprise Risk Manager of Rolls-Royce in the UK and Alastair Allison, Head of Risk Management Services who has over 20 years of risk, crisis management, project and program management within the aerospace and defence industry in the UK.


Martin Metcalf, chief executive officer of Strategic Thought Group commented, “This new appointment is welcomed to add further strength to our new global services offerings at project, program and enterprise risk level. Our goal is to create a partnership with our customers through long term engagement plans focused on delivering maximum value from Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) through a combination of software and services.


“Our risk advisory services, along with a new education program and technical services resources enables STG to provide the most cost effective risk management processes to customers with a focus on delivering corporate value. Bob’s proven industry experience will be a great asset to the consulting services team as we drive forward to meet our goal.”


Runnells commented, “This is a fantastic opportunity to join an experienced team of practitioners in the risk management field. I am looking forward to applying my experience of working on high security, risk management programs and risk data systems as part of the integrated service delivery framework that STG has developed. I am delighted to be a part of a forward looking, customer-focused organization.”


About Active Risk Manager from Strategic Thought Group plc

Strategic Thought Group (STG) provides risk/reward-focused software and services to enable true enterprise-wide risk management. Active Risk Manager™ (ARM) from STG is the world’s leading web-based Enterprise Risk Management system. ARM enables the identification, registration, communication, analysis and management of risks and opportunities.


ARM aids compliance with project, operational and enterprise-wide guidelines. The effective management of risks and opportunities allows companies to act within corporate governance requirements and industry standards while balancing the risk/reward mix to maximise the return on opportunities.


STG was founded in the UK in 1987 and opened offices in the US in 2004.


Active Risk Manager is used by major organisations around the globe including BAE Systems, British Nuclear Group, Rio Tinto, Lockheed Martin, Nestle, NASA, London Underground, Raytheon and SABIC.


For further information and a detailed view of Strategic Thought’s products and services visit or call +44 (0)1628 582500 (EMEA) or +1 703 673 9580 (Americas).