BCI NSW forum meeting - February 2019

  • 14 Feb 2019
  • Roger,  Shaun,  Nelum,  Kathryn

On Tuesday 12 February 2019 the NSW Forum held their first members meeting and network drinks for the year at the University of New South Wales City Campus, who presented on the challenges and complexities of managing business continuity and resilience at a large university. 

Anna-Maria Rochester from Westpac also presented on how stress can affect our performance while managing a crisis

Tim Janes, Global Chair, BCI, provided an update on the 2019 BCI Australasia Summit, Awards and 25th Anniversary.



Photos of the event are included below.

BCI NSW forum February 2019

We hope to see you at our next meeting to be held during Business Continuity Awareness Week, 13-17 May 2019. We will keep you updated with details.

Presentations and overview:

Grant Cura - Director Risk Management - University of NSW
Catherine Dolle-Samuel – BC and Resilience Specialist – University of NSW

The topic of Grant and Catherine’s presentation was “The challenges and complexities of managing business continuity and resilience at a large university” (viewable below) and considered how the sector compares to others, the priorities in improving the BC & Resilience program, and provided an overview of the incident management approach. They also provided an insight into the nature of incidents and disruptions the university has experienced, and how business resilience risk is managed in the context of a 38ha campus of nearly 60,000 students, 6,500 employees, a major internal change program, and a major external infrastructure program (Sydney Light Rail). 


Anna-Maria Rochester – Senior Manager Crisis Management & Capability Development - Westpac

The topic of Anna-Maria’s presentation was “Performance under pressure” and explored how stress can affect our performance while managing a crisis. Anna-Maria provided insights into what happens in our brain and body when we are under pressure as well as physiological, emotional, cognitive and social changes that can affect performance. 

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