Tim J. Leech

FCA CA∙CIA CFE CCSA MBA
Managing Director Global Services

Strategy pioneer in risk. Recognized thought leader. Training and technology specialist.

For over 30 years, Tim has helped hundreds of public and private organizations find better, more cost-effective risk management and risk oversight solutions to meet emerging expectations. His analysis of where the risk and assurance profession and public and private organizations should be headed has regularly been proven correct by world events.  As a risk and assurance skills trainer he is recognized globally as one of a handful of “the best of the best”.

Tim is a prolific writer and speaker. He has been published in leading risk and assurance journals around the world; has presented to tens of thousands on topics such as board risk oversight, internal audit, Sarbanes-Oxley, risk management and fraud prevention/detection; and his papers have been presented to standards setters around the world including the SEC, PCAOB, OSC in Canada, CICA, the IIA, COSO and many others. He has received recognition for his outstanding contributions to the profession by the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Pioneer in risk and assurance technology.

Long before ERM became popular Tim, as CEO and founder of CARDdecisions Inc, envisioned, built and brought to market the world’s first integrated risk and assurance software – CARDmap. The acronym “CARD” stood for “Collaborative Assurance & Risk Design” – a philosophy that has formed the foundation for Tim’s approach to risk and assurance for over 2 decades. CARDdecisions was successfully sold to Paisley Consulting, now Thomson Reuters, in 2004.   Tim served as Chief Methodology Officer at Paisley from 2004 to 2007 leading up to the sale to Thomson Reuters.

Tim, as co-founder of Risk Oversight Solutions Inc.  with his daughter Lauren Hanlon, is bringing to market the next generation in thinking in risk governance – Board & C-Suite Driven/Objective Centric ERM and Internal Audit.   This is the first approach that fully integrates risk management with strategic planning, performance management and the full range of assurance silos.  Risk Oversight Solutions offers companies cost effective capability transfer licenses to help transform traditional approaches to ERM and internal audit to one that better responds to the emerging expectations senior management and boards now face.  RiskStatusNet™ software that provides full support for the Board & C-Suite Driven/Objective Centric approach is available from Resolver, a leading Canadian headquartered GRC software provider.

Industry Specialization

  • Financial Services
  • Mining
  • Professional Services
  • Telecommunications
  • Public Sector
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
  • Petroleum Refining and Distribution
  • Oil and Gas Pipelines
  • Oil and Gas Shipping

Functional Risk Expertise

  • Board training
  • ERM/GRC
  • Risk & Control Self-Assessment
  • Internal Audit
  • SOX/NI 52-109
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Expert Witness
  • Enhanced Production Audit Program (EPAP)
  • Oil and Gas Loss Control
  • Construction and Transport Operations
  • Safety and Environmental Risk
  • Fraud and Oil Field Crime Investigations
  • RiskStatusline™ Learning System
  • e-learning Training Modules
  • Workshops and Presentations

Contact Tim Leech:

e: timleech@riskoversightsolutions.com