Professional CV (short)

Professional CV (long)

Values and Ethos

David’s work and that of his partners is characterised by four key values:

Risk Doctor Values

  1. Purpose. We are purpose-driven, motivated by principles not profits. Our purpose is to help others to deal effectively with uncertainty wherever and however they encounter it.
  2. Generosity. We have been blessed with more ideas than we can use ourselves. Where appropriate we will give these away to support our purpose, through our advice, papers, articles and briefings. Otherwise we will charge a fair price when people need to leverage our experience and expertise.
  3. Efficacy. We want everything we do to make a difference, moving beyond mere efficiency (more for less) and effectiveness (obtaining measurable results) to efficacy (achieving desired goals).
  4. Contributors. We will be innovative and creative in our drive to generate positive-sum relationships with our clients, partners, suppliers, community and the environment. Our goal is to create prosperity by putting in more than we take out.

David’s ethos is based on the following six principles:

6 Principles

In addition, David’s speaking and writing is shaped by the Risk Doctor motto: “Understand profoundly so you can explain simply”, ensuring that his work represents both sound thinking and practical application.


Find out more about the awards David has received for his risk work


David Hillson has worked in over 50 countries


Risk Doctor History

David launched The Risk Doctor Partnership in July 2003, and since then the Risk Doctor brand has built a strong global reputation for excellence in risk management support, blending leading-edge thinking with expert practical application. The company celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2013, and a lot happened in that decade, both in the wider world as well as in the Risk Doctor world. Explore and remember with the Risk Doctor Celebration Timeline.