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Introduction

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

Howard Kenny MBCI, President, Business Continuity Institute Australasian Chapter

Director, Public Officer and President

Howard has an extensive background in business management, Information Technology, Project Management, Training and the full Business Continuity Management lifecycle. He has had past-life stints in everything from a period in the Navy and designing scaffolds in the building industry, through purchasing and retail, into IT within months of the first IBM PC being released and a variety of roles in retail management, project management and technology design. Over the past 12 years, he has held senior management positions with Qantas, Westpac, TAB Limited, the Commonwealth Bank Group, BT Financial Group, ING DIRECT, ANZ and Nine Entertainment Co. With this background, he is not short on diversity, experience or business acumen.

Howard has been involved with Business Continuity Management for close on 15 years, with the last 10 years spent in the Financial Sector in a variety of specialist and senior BCM roles. In this time, he has facilitated many BIA refresh programs, managed several reviews of BCM Policies and frameworks, implemented and managed a purpose built world class Business Continuity facility at Sydney Olympic Park, has conducted many training courses and awareness sessions, has overseen the introduction of APRA APS232 standards into BCM programs and served as consulting QA and SME to several BCM Improvement Programmes. Additionally, he has established corporate level green-field programs in both Business Continuity and Operational Risk. Five years as a Scout Leader and continuing activities in mentoring have provided both challenges and satisfaction in helping others grow.

Howard served as a member of the HIPE Pandemic Planning Working Party, the AllFinance Forum Acronyms and Terms Working Group, has been a Member of the BCI since 2006 and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Barry Pendle ABCI, Secretary, Business Continuity Institute Australasian Chapter

Director and Company Secretary

Biography to follow.

Graham Nisbet MBCI

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 MBCI, 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.

Sarah McDonald MBCI, NSW Area Representative

Director

Sarah McDonald is the New South Wales Area Representative for The BCI Australasian Chapter. Before joining the Australasian Board, Sarah spent 18 months as part of the New South Wales Forum Team.

Sarah is a highly skilled risk manager equipped with a range of technical and business resilience skills. She has managed business continuity planning for large multi-site organisations for the past 6 years complying with various regulatory obligations and has a comprehensive knowledge of regulatory standards and best practices. She has experience reviewing, designing and implementing end to end recovery strategies and has tested an array of scenarios for a wide range of audiences. A responsive and reliable leader, who has managed live incidents, coordinated annual recovery tests, and facilitated scenario based testing for senior management.

Sarah is currently the Senior Manager for Business Resilience at Deloitte where she has national oversight for business continuity, crisis management, disaster recovery and travel security. She is currently completing a Master in Business & Technology at UNSW and is a certified BCI member.

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 MBCI, 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.

Steven Cvetkovic MBCI, Victoria & Tasmania Area Representative

Director 


Steven CvetkovicSteven Cvetkovic is the Victorian & Tasmanian Area Representative for The BCI Australasian Chapter. Before joining the Australasian Chapter Board, Steven was the Victorian Forum Leader & a key contributor to developing local chapter member value. He was also a co-contributor of the last 2 BCI Good Practice Guides (GPG2010 & 2013), & has also written papers & a Vendor Redbook within the IT industry.   

Steven has extensive end-to-end Crisis & Emergency; Business & IT Service Continuity; Risk & Security Management experience from development to delivery of capabilities. His industry experience & clients include Government; Finance; Manufacturing; IT vendors; Professional Services; Not for Profit; Telecommunications; Utilities including Distribution, Energy Markets, Generation, Retail & Upstream Oil & Gas. Steven has real disaster experience from events impacting communities & organisations like: S11, Katrina, Brisbane floods, Christchurch earthquakes & the Japan tsunami, with multiple business & IT based outage support for clients throughout his career.  Steven has worked for many large organisations specialising in Business Resilience including IBM, HP & Telstra. He is also a certified practitioner for Herrmann International, specialising in developing high performing Crisis, Emergency & Recovery teams, processes & plans by leveraging the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument, & its application in industry. With a strong knowledge of compliance mandates, legislative instruments, standards & implementation into polices, strategies & frameworks makes Steven a sought after advisor, auditor & presenter in the field of resilience.

Steven is the Managing Director of Continuity and Compliance Management Services, specialising in areas of resilience management, advisory & compliance. He serves clients both locally & internationally, supporting their resilience strategies & outcomes. He is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD) and an active contributor to the Governance, Risk and Compliance Institute (GRCI) Australasia.

 

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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