Dr. Walker co-developed one of the first courses on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
and has done ERM training for executives and boards around the world. This training
includes helping boards develop risk oversight, benchmarking ERM practices,
understanding the risk and strategy connection, advising organizations on ERM process
development, and identifying unknown risks. He has also researched ERM at the
headquarters of companies such as Wal-Mart, Microsoft, DuPont, Intuit, Harley-
Davidson Inc, Raytheon, and others. He has written extensively on risk and ERM
including the books Improving Board Risk Oversight through Best Practices, Making
Enterprise Risk Management Pay Off and Enterprise Risk Management: Pulling it All
Together. He has also coauthored several articles on ERM including: Is your Board
Ready for ERM, The Strategic Advantage of ERM, Managing Risk: An Enterprise-Wide
Approach, A Road Map to ERM, and ERM and the Strategy-Risk Focused Organization.
Dr. Walker was a consultant to COSO on their Enterprise Risk Management framework.
In 2014, Dr. Walker was nominated to the COSO ERM Framework Advisory Council.
Dr. Walker has worked in various positions in financial services, and at KPMG and EY.
He taught at the University of Virginia for almost 20 years and has served as a visiting
fellow at the London School of Economics Centre for the Analysis of Risk and the
University of Canterbury at Christchurch. Dr. Walker was also selected as a 2011
Deloitte CFO scholar.