John Lark

Risk Management Expert

John Lark
Country of Residence
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Current Professional Role

John Lark is an accomplished manager with broad experience in the management of staff, budgets and deliverables.

Professional Experience

John Lark has managed research teams, chaired federal-provincial committees, and facilitated workshops at the Board level of large-scale organizations with domestic and international operations. He is a leader in risk management whose skills have been recognized internationally.

John has worked with Canadian federal and provincial governments as well as the OECD, the US EPA, the Canadian Standards Association, the Risk Management Institution of Australasia and ISO, the International Organization for Standards. Mr. Lark has also been an invited speaker on Enterprise Risk Management, Operational Risk, Risk for Boards of Directors, and Internal Audit Control and convened an invited session of global leaders in risk management. He was awarded the global certification in risk management, CPRM in 2010. He is a highly regarded global expert and has been an invited keynote speaker at international conferences in Washington D.C., Biel Switzerland and, Sydney, Canberra and Cairns Australia. Mr. Lark was a delegate to ISO Committee and was a Team Leader of several Working Groups and Subcommittees.

John also has extensive Board experience and is Chair of 2 (two) Not-For-Profit Boards and sits on the Board of several major charities. He recently completed the Director’s Education Program that is jointly offered by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Rotman School of Management. After completing the course he successfully passed the qualifying exams and earned the ICD.D designation confirming his knowledge of Board obligations, structures and functions as well as all legal and regulatory obligations.

Academia, Publishing, Awards

Mr. Lark was sole author of the international ISO Guide to implementing ISO 31000:2009 released in January of 2016.