BSc MBCI MBCS CITP
With nearly 20 years’ experience of working as a business continuity practitioner, Andy spent 12 years as Head of Business Continuity for PwC and was responsible for the internal BC programme for the UK firm’s c35 offices and c23500 staff, contractors and supplier staff. Andy completely overhauled the firm’s BC programme and in October 2009 the UK firm was certified to BS25999-2:2007, and in 2013 transitioned to ISO22301. Andy worked directly with other parts of the PwC global network, and was instrumental in helping PwC Africa get certified to BS25999 across 9 countries and then transition to ISO22301 and expand to 16 countries, as well as implementing ISO22301 for PwC in the Middle East (12 countries) and PwC Australia, and providing support to other country firms including France, Greece, Cyprus and Gibraltar. Andy implemented plan management and emergency notification systems across c50 country firms across PwC
Andy started in business continuity management at Sainsbury’s following on from a background in IT operations and IT audit, and was responsible for the development of BC plans for the loss of systems, and a roll-out of BC into the Supply Chain, amongst other areas. Whilst at Sainsbury’s, Andy also had direct experience of handling incidents ranging from the London bombings, store fires, strike action, fuel strike implications, protest activity and IT issues, through to serious product recalls.
Andy is a member of the Business Continuity Institute, a serving member (c14 years) of the BSI Committee that developed BS25999 Parts 1 and 2 and ISO22301, and was awarded ‘Business Continuity Manager of the Year’ at the CIR BC Awards 2010. He is also a member of the British Computer Society and holds Chartered IT Professional status, with a degree in Computing.