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Introduction

All BCI Chapters are led by an elected voluntary board. The current Australasian Chapter Board is as follows:

Glen Redstall MBCI, President, Business Continuity Institute Australasian Chapter

Chair, Public Officer and President

Glen has worked in the business continuity / resilience field for the last 10 years with his introduction to business continuity coming in 2007 when he was appointed project manager of a pandemic planning project.

Glen is currently the Manager of Business Continuity & Emergency Management at the Inland Revenue Department in New Zealand, where he has national responsibility for business continuity, crisis management and emergency management. In this role he has led the establishment of a comprehensive Business Continuity Management System and an organisational wide business impact analysis; overseen a national review of emergency procedures; and has activated Crisis Management teams for the Canterbury earthquake events in 2010 and 2011, the Pike River Mine explosions also in 2010, and the Kaikoura earthquake in November 2016. Immediately following the Kaikoura earthquake Glen was seconded to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet to lead an all of Government business continuity project.

Glen has nearly 30 years’ experience in the public sector in a wide range of roles including health and safety, strategic policy, legislative change, and project management. He has been the Chairperson of the New Zealand Government Sector Business Continuity Group for nearly four years and he was recognised as the Public Sector Business Continuity Manager of the Year at the 2013 Australasian BCI Awards.

Glen holds a Certificate in Risk Management from George Washington University. He is an experienced speaker having presented on a number of occasions at the Australasian BC Summit, and at business continuity and risk conferences in New Zealand.

Before his appointment as President, and Chair of the Board of Directors, Glen was the New Zealand Area Representative for three years, and the BCI Forum Leader in Wellington for the three and a half years prior to that. He was also the Programme Director for the BCI Australasia Summit 2015, and the Chair of the Organising Committee for the 2016 and 2017 events.

Barry Pendle AMBCI, Secretary, Business Continuity Institute Australasian Chapter

Director and Company Secretary

Biography to follow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graham Nisbet FBCI, Treasurer, Business Continuity Institute Australasian Chapter

Director and Treasurer

Graduating in economics from the University of Sydney, Graham worked for many years in the finance sector holding various corporate roles in human resources and quality management.

In 1998, he established Nisbet & Associates, a business-consulting firm working with major public and private sector organizations. In 2007 he established Continuity Planners Australia.

Graham began in the field of business continuity management in 1999, managing the implementation of the first structured business continuity plan for what is now OnePath, the funds management arm of the ANZ Bank.

He has experience across the spectrum of business continuity from risk identification, business impact analysis and the development of templates and plans, to conducting desktop review rehearsals, building shutdowns and scenario-based simulated live crisis management rehearsals.

Graham has completed business continuity plans and rehearsals with a number of small and mid-sized community and disability service agencies, conducted crisis team exercises for state government departments, legal firms, insurance companies and community agencies. He has also completed business continuity projects for three large universities and been a key part of the BC team with a major electricity infrastructure company.

Graham is a professional Member of the Business Continuity Institute; is on the Board of the Business Continuity Institute (Australasia) and is a Certified Professional Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute. He has qualifications in quality management, business and leadership, is a member of the Institute of Management and lectures at the Australian School of Business (University of NSW)

Clients Graham has completed assignments for include: Zurich, ING, Allianz, Juvenile Justice, UTS, Macquarie University, Ausgrid, Interaction Disability Services, Northside Community Forum, Northern Beaches Interchange, Open Minds and Apunipima.

 

Tim Janes Hon FBCI, Director, Business Continuity Institute Australasian Chapter

Director and Past President

Tim Janes, MBCI, has over 20 years’ experience providing business continuity, crisis management and risk consulting services to organisations in Europe, Asia and Australia. He has worked with organisations in diverse industries, such as media, financial services, utilities, local and federal government, transportation, retail, and logistics.  Some of his recent clients include the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, Coca-Cola Amatil, Endeavour Energy, NBN Co, Woolworths, BPAY and Westfield. 

Tim has been supporting the Australasian Chapter since January 2007, as respectively NSW Forum Secretary, NSW Forum Leader and then Chapter President. He has served as the Chapter’s representative on Standard Australia’s TC223 Mirror committee, and was Australia’s representative in the development of ISO 22301 and ISO 22131, the new international business continuity standards.  He was also a section author for the BCI’s Good Practice Guidelines 2013 Edition. 

Tim is a regular business continuity and crisis management trainer and frequent contributor of original articles on business continuity for local and international publications.

Tim has an MBA from Imperial College, London University and a Bachelor of Arts from Oxford Brookes University. Tim is also a Director of Fulcrum Risk Services, an Australian business continuity and crisis management consulting company, with specific expertise scenario and simulation exercises.

Roger King MBCI, NSW Area Representative

Director

 

James Buchanan MBCI, ACT Area Representative

Director

James is the current BCI ACT Area Representative. James has over 13 years of advisory experience working with a range of Federal Government clients, as well as a number of non-government enterprises, in the areas of Business Continuity Management, Risk Management, Internal Audit and IT Advisory. James leads the KPMG Government Business Continuity Service Line and is a certified BCM practitioner (MBCI).

James has developed business continuity plans for a large number of Departments and Agencies and has reviewed BCPs and DRPs for multiple clients as part of internal audit services. Building on James’ strong facilitation skills, he has also conducted numerous continuity training sessions and facilitated testing (exercise) scenarios.

Glen Redstall MBCI, New Zealand Area Representative

Director

Glen has worked in the business continuity field for the last eight years with his introduction to business continuity coming when he was appointed project manager of a pandemic planning project in 2007. At the end of that project moved into a full-time business continuity role.

Glen is currently the Manager, Business Continuity & Emergency Management at Inland Revenue, where he has national responsibility for business continuity, crisis management and emergency management. In this role he has led the establishment of a comprehensive Business Continuity Management System and an organisational wide business impact analysis; overseen a national review of emergency procedures; and has activated Crisis Management Teams for the Canterbury Earthquake events in 2010 and 2011, and for the Pike River Mine explosions also in 2010. He represents Inland Revenue on the National Welfare Coordination Group, and has acted as a liaison point between this group and the National Crisis Management Centre.

Glen has nearly 25 years’ experience in the public sector in a wide range of roles including health and safety, strategic policy and legislative change, and project management. He has been the Chairperson of the Government Sector Business Continuity Group for nearly four year and he was recognised as the Public Sector Business Continuity Manager of the Year at the 2013 Australasian BCI Awards, and was shortlisted in the same category at the BCI Global Awards in London.

Glen holds a Certificate in Risk Management from George Washington University, and is an experienced speaker having presented on a number of occasions at the Australasian BC Summit, and at business continuity and risk conferences in New Zealand.Until his appointment as New Zealand Area Representative Glen was the BCI Forum Leader in Wellington, a position that he held for three and a half years

Paul Trebilcock OAM FBCI, Queensland Area Representative

Director

Paul has more than 30 years experience in both the public and private sectors, including various senior Executive and operational level appointments. He is currently joint owner and Director of JBTGlobal, a corporate advisory company that provides a range of risk and business continuity management professional consulting and accredited training services to clients in Australia, the Asia-Pacific, NZ, UK, USA and Middle East.

Clients include government and major corporations in the banking, finance, Defence, IT, aviation, maritime, surface transport, oil and gas, telecommunications, legal, insurance, logistics, health, aged care and travel sectors.

Paul is in demand as a key note speaker and regularly presents to a range of domestic and international business forums. He holds tertiary and postgraduate qualifications in business management and information analysis and he is a recipient of the Order of Australia.

In addition to his role as a member of the BCI (Australasia) Ltd Board of Directors, Paul is also the current BCI Queensland Area Representative and Forum Leader, and Chair of the global Emergency 2.0 Wiki Business Continuity Reference Group. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Michael Keen MBCI, South Australia & Northern Territory Area Representative

Director

Michael Keen is the Area Representative for South Australia and Northern Territory for the BCI Australasia chapter.

Michael achieved certification as Member of BCI in December 2003, after commencing a career in Business Continuity field during a Y2K project in January, 1999.

Michael is currently a Business Continuity Management (BCM) consultant within HP Enterprise Services, based in Adelaide, South Australia.

Michael’s experience includes being responsible for Business Continuity and IT Service Continuity Management (or Disaster Recovery) services and process expertise delivery to external and internal clients within the Asia Pacific and Japan region. These projects have included clients from a range of financial, government and commercial industries.

Michael has worked within regional and global teams providing subject matter expertise in the use of BCM methodology best practice processes and templates.

Tim Rippon AFBCI, Victoria & Tasmania Area Representative

Director 

Tim joined in November 2015 as the Victorian & Tasmanian Area Representative for The BCI Australasian Chapter.  Prior to joining the Australasian Chapter Board, he was the Victorian & Tasmanian Forum Leader and spent time as the Forum Secretary, hence he has a very solid understanding of the BCI at an operational level.

For over ten years Tim has been involved with Business Continuity Management, and has a far reaching network of industry professionals, whom he draws upon for advice and support.  He has worked in Local Government, Management Consulting, Telecommunications, Health, Finance & Banking sectors, and has worked for various companies during his career, including Coles Myer, KPMG, Deloitte, Barclays Bank, TAL, Telstra and Interactive.

In this time, Tim has conducted several BIA refresh programs, with those in financial services to the APRA CPS232 standard, initiated BCM Policies and frameworks, and implemented a managed recovery site for a large financial services firm.  Tim specialised in the introduction and implementation of ISO/IEC 27031 ICT Readiness for Business Continuity for a well-known Australian company.  He is often sought out in the industry by peers for advice or information and enjoys the satisfaction of helping with the development of others.

Whilst working in various contracting roles since 2014, Tim commenced the developed of his own business continuity plan.  In September 2016 he ‘invoked’ his plan, now working as a Resilience Director for elasticus providing recruitment, training, consulting and various solutions.

Tim is has held long standing memberships with other professional bodies, currently being an Associate Fellow with the Australian Institute of Management and a Member of the Australian Computing Society.  He has been a company director since 2002 and understands the regulatory responsibilities associated with being a Director.

Since 2009 Tim has been affiliated with the BCI, he completed his CBCI in 2012, and became a member of the BCI in 2014.

Tim actively participates in events hosted by the BCI local forum and IT Service Continuity SIG, along with participating in various online industry surveys, webinars and LinkedIn industry conversations.

 

Kenny Seow MBCI, Western Australia Area Representative

Kenny Seow is a Partner at Riskwest, a specialist management consulting firm providing risk and business continuity advisory services to a broad range of corporate, government and community service organisations.

Kenny has over twenty-two years of international experience in disaster recovery, business continuity and crisis management in banking, securities, logistics and government. He was formally the Director and Regional Head of BCM for a global investment bank with responsibilities for the implementation of BCM across 16 countries in Asia Pacific. He has also held senior leadership positions in Sema Group Asia Pacific and Hitachi Data Systems where he managed the services of a commercial disaster recovery facility, and in PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was responsible for consulting services in disaster recovery and business continuity. Kenny has also consulted extensively in business continuity and risk management, providing support, training and advisory services to various government agencies, community service organisations and private sector companies in Australia and Asia.

In addition to his roles as the Western Australian BCI Forum Area Representative and Board member of the Australasian Chapter of the BCI, Kenny is also a volunteer with the Western Australian State Emergency Service.

 

 

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