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Jamie Donald

Jamie Donald serves as one of our Crisis Communications subject matter experts, having previously worked in marketing, media and public relations companies for over ten years. He offers his clients a unique insight into how media organisations respond to and influence crisis situations, having previously served as Chief Sub Editor at a national daily newspaper. His involvement in reporting and editing high-profile news stories on national and international scales, combined with his knowledge of how media outlets analyse press statements and assess newsworthiness, makes him the ideal partner to review your organisation's external communication procedures.

Beyond crisis communications, Jamie’s portfolio with covers the full spectrum of Business Continuity and Crisis Management. His recent work includes the development of a full crisis and contingency plan for a global law firm’s annual partner conference, coordinating a simulated live exercise for a leading tech company which involved over 150 participants and leading a communications workshop for senior management within a major bookmaker. He is also a Certified Lead Auditor with the BSI, giving him the skills and knowledge to effectively review and analyse an organisation’s readiness for ISO 22301 certification.

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Why you shouldn’t develop a new Pandemic Plan

This week's guest author Anthony Martin discusses why you shouldn't develop a new Pandemic Plan based on COVID-19.

3 July 2020

“I found the trainer [James Royds] excellent and could answer all my questions asked. James went out of his way and provided all participants with useful handouts and documentation. Really appreciate it and a big thank you to James.”

Mercy Amarteifio
KPMG
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