Gartner Expert

Elizabeth Makris

Director, Advisory

Elizabeth Makris speaks with hundreds of Chief Risk Officers and General Counsels each year and helps them implement risk management in some of the largest and most respected companies in the world. Specifically, her areas of expertise include risk identification and quantification, advancing risk monitoring precision, developing the best mitigation strategies, impactful risk reporting to a variety of stakeholders and the creation and application of risk appetite. She also is an expert in aligned assurance techniques and risk related technology tools.

In addition to supporting executives, Elizabeth helps to guide best practice research on the Enterprise Risk Management Lifecycle, sharing process improvements related to enterprise risk management, quantification, and technology application to the risk management process.

Elizabeth has previous work experience including board education on increasing effectiveness, as well as litigating business disputes and securities class actions.

Previous experience

Supported boards of directors in instituting best practices in board governance.

Professional background

National Association of Corporate Directors

Senior Manager, Education

Areas of coverage

Enterprise Risk Management Program Management

Enterprise Risk Management Process


B.S. Georgia Institute of Technology, Summa Cum Laude, International Affairs and Modern Languages

Minors: Language, Business, and Technology; Latin American Studies

J.D. Washington College of Law

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Risk Quantification Techniques

2Maturing and Maximizing the ERM Lifecycle: Risk Identification, Assessment, Risk Appetite, Mitigation, Monitoring and Reporting

3Aligned Assurance Techniques: Aligning risk management across Audit, Risk, Legal, Compliance, EHS, InfoSec, among others

4Selecting and Implementing Risk Management Technologies

5Risk Culture Programs