BCI East of England Chapter Meeting

  • 09:30 - 15:10
  • 30 Sep 2022
  • Essex County Fire and Rescue Service HQ, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, CM8 3HB, Essex, United Kingdom

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Most business continuity practitioners in the UK will reference the fact that their work priorities in recent years have been headed by matters of security; BREXIT; COVID; cyber; supply chain and resilience challenges. The term “unprecedented” has been liberally applied in a….well….frankly…. unprecedented fashion, and maybe now is a good time to reflect on what we have learnt.

Join this face-to-face BCI East of England Chapter event as three leading speakers give their perspectives on topics closely allied to the business continuity priority agenda, and what they have seen, experienced and gained from the management and appreciation of the resilience challenges.

The first is Stuart Antcliff, ICT Security Governance Manager at Essex Fire & Recue. He will be providing his key insights on:

Validating the Cyber Plans
•    Exercises to test the Cyber planning
•    The creation of a newly written internal plan for the Service 
•    Review and revalidation of a multi-agency framework toi support a Cyber event affecting multiple partners within the Local Resilience Forum
•    Questions  
The second is Mark Browne, ex-Business Continuity and security Manager for Crossrail Ltd. He will be presenting on:

Crossrail – Behind the curtain, or more accurately the PSDs, of the Elizabeth Line construction project.

“Don’t just believe what you see in the Press, this is an insiders view of completing the Crossrail Project: and their never-ending world of acronyms.”

And the third is Kathy Settle, Specialist Advisor on Strategic Risk and Emergency Management who will be reflecting on the:
    “Independent Review of the Civil Contingencies Act and its Supporting Arrangements”

The Review, published in March 2022, was undertaken on behalf of the National Preparedness Commission (NPC) by a team of experts, led by Bruce Mann with deputy leads Kathy Settle and Andy Towler. The NPC is chaired by Lord Toby Harris and aims to promote better preparedness for major incidents and looks holistically at how societal preparedness and national resilience can be improved.

The Review addressed two questions:
a)    Where resilience in the UK stands today and whether the original intent of Parliament and the Government when the Civil Contingencies Act was passed has been met
b)    Whether the Act and its supporting arrangements provide a solid legal and operational platform for building and sustaining the resilience of the UK over the next 20 years

Kathy will brief us on the findings of the Review and the recommendations made to ensure robust resilience arrangement are in place for the future.

The agenda for the day is:
09:30 – Arrival, and informal networking.
09:50 – Take your seats!
10:00 – A word from our hosts (Essex Fire & Rescue)
10:10 – Opening remarks (Matt Neall, BCI Chapter Chair)
10:20 – “Validating the Cyber plans’” (Stuart Antcliff)
11:10 – Refreshments break and informal networking
11:40 - “Crossrail – Behind the curtain, or more accurately the PSDs, of the Elizabeth Line construction project (Mark Browne)
12:30 – Lunch and informal networking
13:30 – “Independent review of the Civil Contingencies Act and supporting arrangements” (Kathy Settle)
14:20 – Tour of Fire HQ (Essex Fire & Rescue)
15:00 – Wrap-up thanks (Matt Neall, BCI Chapter Chair)
15:10 - End

Time permitting each presenter will afford an opportunity for direct questions and interaction during their presentations. We look forward to seeing you there.

Please book early as spaces at this free-to-attend event are strictly limited. 


We look forward to welcoming you!


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