Navigating through the National Risk Register

  • 25 Jun 2024
  • , 12:30 PM (BST)

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The BCI London Chapter are delighted to invite you to this in-person event, kindly hosted by Southwark Council. With key speakers from the Cabinet Office, the Environment Agency and the Metropolitan Police this half day event will explore the implication of the National Risk Register for London businesses. We will also be able to hear the thoughts of our expert panel discussing contingency and planning implications for their sectors as they navigate the business landscape in the coming years. As ever, the event is a perfect opportunity to network with colleagues across the sectors, share experiences and hopefully gain insights and contacts to support your practice and manage your portfolio, during the breaks and of course, over lunch.


12:30 – Arrivals, networking, and light lunch   
13:30 – Welcome message from BCI London Chapter   
13:45 – Dr Lorna Riddle & Kirsty Johnson, Cabinet Office   
14:15 – Inspector Paul Clarke, Metropolitan Police
14:45 – Kate Matthews, Environment Agency
15:15 – Break  
15:30 – Panel Discussion with Resilience Professionals from the Private and Public Sector    
16:15 – Closing Comments   
16:30 – Event Close


Southwark Council, 160 Tooley Street London SE1 2QH

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  • Dr Lorna Riddle

    Head of National Risk Communications, Cabinet Office

    Lorna has been in the Cabinet Office since 2016 and has worked across a range of policy areas including contingency planning, crisis response and major events. In the Resilience Directorate Lorna now leads work on public risk communication, including the National Risk Register. Prior to joining the Cabinet Office Lorna worked as a behavioural scientist at what is now the UK Health Security Agency. Lorna has an undergraduate degree in psychology, a master’s degree in terrorism, security and society and a PhD in organisational and employee responses to extreme events, sponsored by Deloitte.  

  • Kirsty Johnson

    Head of National Risk Assessment, Cabinet Office

    Kirsty has headed up the national risk assessment work of the Cabinet Office since September 2023 following several years in the team. In this role, she leads the team that identifies and assesses the most serious risks to the nation, including producing the UK's National Security Risk Assessment. Prior to leading the team, she worked on risk following an MSc in Risk, Disaster and Resilience where she specialised in the interconnected nature of critical national infrastructure. 

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    Paul Clarke

    Operational Resilience Unit Lead, Metropolitan Police Service

    From leaving school to join the British Army, working in several NHS Trusts, and now policing, Paul has spent almost 35 years in public service, gaining a breadth and depth of knowledge and experience that has allowed him to understand how large organisations operate and adapt in times of difficulty and pressure. Paul now leads the Operational Resilience Unit (ORU) within the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS). The ORU has a variety of teams with responsibility for Emergency Preparedness, Business Continuity, Testing & Exercising for Major Incidents, Horizon Scanning and Organisational Learning. The ORU provides insight and knowledge to senior leaders within the MPS and on to National Government, warning of impending significant events and risks, developing and writing mitigation plans and then undertaking learning exercises that ensure the MPS can remain prepared and continue to provide the best and most appropriate response.

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    Kate Matthews

    Emergency Planning Advisor, Environment Agency

    Kate’s role at the Environment Agency is to ensure that staff are ready and able to respond to environmental incidents in the South London and Kent area. Kate supports and trains tactical commanders to manage the response to floods, pollution, and business continuity incidents. Kate is also part of a team of flood warning officers, providing a 24/7 flood warning service to communities in North London and Hertfordshire.

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    Stacey McConville

    ICT Business Continuity Analyst, NHS

    Stacey is the Senior ICT Business Continuity Analyst at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust based in Suffolk. She is responsible for all things Business Continuity and Resilience within the Digital department. For the past 12+ years, she has worked in various Business Continuity, Resilience and Crisis Management positions in a variety of companies including financial services and healthcare as well as a consultant to companies implementing BC software. When talking to Stacey about BC, she is extremely enthusiastic and can talk all day about it. She is currently in the process of applying for her MBCI.

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    Stephen Sheehan

    EPRR Manager at Barnet, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

    Stephen started working in Emergency Planning within the NHS in the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and has since specialised in Business Continuity. Stephen has completely revamped the BCMS used within the two Trust’s he has worked for and has been integral in the response to numerous incidents including two water tank failures, a total loss of IT, a suspected CBRN incident, evacuation of hospital services, opening of a new hospital and community site and a total loss of power to a ward.

  • Aaron Gracey

    Head of Emergency Management Operational Security and Police Liaison, Network Rail

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