On this site you will find my personal blog, photos and interesting information I have picked up travelling around the world. In my day job I have a senior leadership role in the internal audit function of one of the World’s largest corporations. I would not be described as a ‘classical’ auditor; having spent most of my career running the kind of businesses I now audit. ‘Poacher turned game-keeper’ is a term I often hear. Recently this has involved me helping businesses in the USA, Russia, China, India, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Africa, Singapore, Australia and most European Countries. In addition to visiting these locations I also spend a lot of time with the global and regional business centres (e.g. London, Houston, Shanghai and Düsseldorf) helping them with their management and strategic processes. In this respect I operate almost like an internal management consultant (“So you have a problem – why don’t I come and audit you?”).
I split my home life between three countries. My official base is in Surrey, England, and between March and October I commute each weekend between London and the Alps to enjoy the mountain air and scenic views. Between November to February I take every opportunity to escape from the cold of the northern hemisphere to the south coast of Africa. If you are interested in finding out more about these locations please take a look at my photo galleries.
I have spent just over 5 years auditing business risk management processes. In the 30 years prior to this my career had a strong businesses management focus; most recently this involved managing overseas subsidiaries and joint ventures in the chemicals and plastics industries. Manufacturing and distributing some of the most dangerous chemicals imaginable gave me first-hand ‘live’ experience in risk management and what happens when you get things wrong. During this time, in addition to the UK and USA, I lived in Japan, Switzerland, China, Germany and Austria. Since many of my roles involved transforming businesses I have a lot of experience in the management of change and the communications and engagement processes needed to ensure success.
In addition to my day job helping oil, gas and chemicals businesses improve the management of risks I also want to support others in industry trying to introduce similar processes. This is why I have set-up the organisation ‘BIZCHANGERS‘ which uses internet based publications and information to help businesses improve risk and change management. You can find out more at bizchangers.com and Risktuition.com or in my book ‘Value TRAI Based Risk Management’ published by Bizchangers Media. Some of my recent risk management articles can be found in pdf format by looking under ’Risk Articles’ on the archive page of this site.
The www.ChrisDuggleby.com site is a bit more fun focused; I will use it to share my experiences and passions as I travel around the world. I am fortunate enough to be bilingual and one of my pastimes involves searching the german language press for articles which I think may be of wider international interest. These articles can be found here and they are often refered to in my blogs which are here. Another passion of mine is to share with the western world some of the fantastic musical experiences I made during my many years spent living in Asia. For example if you have never heard of Onitsuka Chihiro (and her ‘Infection’) please visit my english language fan page here and listen to her excellent voice. Japan has many secrets and she is one of them.
On this site I have also introduced the Duggleby History page. We Dugglebys are very fortunate in being able to trace our family back the Domesday book. This page also provides a forum for Dugglebys around the world to exchange views and tell each other what they are up to.
If you have any comments, recommendations or questions please let me know via the comments box on any part of this site.
Chris Duggleby is a member of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors.