James McAlister MA DipBCM DipEd FBCI FICPEM is a former police officer with over 30 years’ experience in Business Continuity (BC), Crisis, Major Incident & Disaster Management, Civil Protection, Emergency Planning, Security, Firearms, Public Order, Training and Exercising.
He has advised, planned and led many operations and exercises throughout the UK and internationally including political party conferences, major sporting events, royal / ministerial visits, counter terrorism operations, public order events and environmental / man-made disasters.
In 2005, James was chosen by the UK Government to become a member of the European Union Civil Protection Team and since then has deployed on missions ranging from the Sichuan Earthquake – China 2008 to Super Typhoon Haiyan - Philippines 2013.
He has a Master’s Degree and Diploma’s in Business Continuity Management & Education; is a qualified higher education teacher, assessor, coach and a BCI Approved Instructor.
James is the Chair of the Business Continuity Institute, former Chair of the Global Membership Council, North West Region Forum and subject matter expert to the UK Association of Chief Police Officers.
He is a Business Continuity ISO 22301 Lead Auditor and a former member of the British Standards Institute’s Societal Security Resilience Group.
James is a Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute and Institute for Civil Protection & Emergency Management
Since forming his consultancy ‘Crisis Prepared Limited’, he has worked with many global high profile clients across sectors including retail, manufacturing, banking, healthcare, medicine, insurance, utilities and food products.
James has won 13 prestigious industry awards recognising his expertise in the areas of Crisis, Major Incident and Business Continuity Management.
Specialties: Crisis, Major Incident & Business Continuity Management / Civil Protection / Resilience - Planning, Training, Test / Exercising and Audit - All Sectors