Meet our Tutors

Charlie Maclean-Bristol

MA (Hons), PgD, FBCI, FEPS

Charlie is a Business Continuity professional with 23 years experience, having worked with a number of major UK utilities before establishing the successful business continuity practice, PlanB Consulting, in 2007. He is also Head of Training and a founding director of BC Training Ltd.

Charlie is a former Business Continuity Institute (BCI) board member and a fellow of both the Emergency Planning Society (EPS) and the Business Continuity Institute. In 2011, he was awarded Business Continuity Consultant of the Year at the CIR awards. In May 2016, Charlie was Highly Commended in the category of Business Continuity Consultant of the Year at the BCI European Awards.

The strategic skills that shaped his practical and accessible approach to BC were developed while serving as a Captain in the British Army, planning and implementing patrols and anti-terrorist operations. He is a regular speaker at conferences, writes a weekly bulletin on BC Training and has appeared a number of times on TV and radio. He has had a number of papers published in BC and emergency planning journals, including being runner-up in the Continuity Central Essay Competition 2013.

Most recently Charlie was awarded Lifetime Achievement 2020 at the CIR Awards and is part of the BCI’s Hall of Fame as of 2023, due to winning multiple BCI awards, including Continuity and Resilience Volunteer 2023.

Charlie is the author and an NCSC certified trainer of our BCT Certificate in Cyber Incident Management course.

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