You are to defend to your CEO, in a written proposal (memo format), why a risk management department is necessary to your organization. Please keep in mind CEOs understand money and return on investment. Provide a basis statement of the responsibility for your organization. If you do not presently work use a past organization. If you have never worked make up imaginary organization. Either way, provide a short paragraph explaining the job/mission of your organization, at the beginning of your defense. I would expect such a defense to take no less than three pages, double-spaced, 12 point font. However, I see no reason to provide me more than five pages total. (Maximum of five pages.) Proposals to the CEO level must be direct and reasonably brief. Write your defense as if you are preparing and sending the defense to the CEO. Do not write to me, write in the context of you telling your CEO why you need a risk management department. Again, you do not have a risk department…you are selling the CEO with this memo.