COMING SUMMER 2020
Business Continuity Exercises: For Quick and Effective Results
By Charlie Maclean-Bristol
Print ISBN – 978-1-944480-68-4
EPUB ISBN – 978-1-944480-69-1
WEB PDF ISBN – 978-1-944480-70-7
Charlie Maclean-Bristol MA (Hons), PgD, FBCI, FEPS, CBCI
Charlie Maclean-Bristol is a Business Continuity and Crisis Management consultant. He has founded two successful companies; an independent resilience consultancy, PlanB Consulting, with his wife Kim, and a certified training services provider, Business Continuity Training (BCT), with his bother Lauchlan.
His first experience of contingency planning, training and incident management was as a Captain in the Kings Own Scottish Borders where he spent 3 years implementing patrols and anti-terrorist operations on active service in Northern Ireland. After leaving the Army he joined Anglian Water as their first Emergency Planning Manager followed by Scottish Power as their Business Continuity Manager. He then worked for a short time for two consultancies before setting up PlanB Consulting in 2007.
Charlie is a former Business Continuity Institute (BCI) board member and one of the very few Fellows of both the Emergency Planning Society and the Business Continuity Institute. In 2011, he was awarded Business Continuity Consultant of the year at the CIR awards and in 2018 he was BCI European Awards – Personality of the Year. He has been a finalist in nine other awards varying from ‘Lifetime Achievement’ to ‘Consultant of the Year’.
He has a PgD in “Emergency Planning and Disaster Management” from the University of Hertfordshire. He is also a visiting lecturer and teaches Resilience, Continuity, and Crises Management as a Module Leader at Glasgow Caledonian University to MSc and MBA students in South Africa and London.
Although now senior in the profession he has a very hands-on approach to business continuity and as a BCI approved trainer regularly delivers training as part of BCTs public business continuity training courses including the CBCI course. In his role at PlanB Consulting he has delivered consultancy in six different continents, and to a diverse list of public and public organisations.
Charlie has contributed to the profession by being involved in the writing of the last three editions of the BCI “Good Practice Guidelines,” developing a number of BCI public training courses, and a cyber incident management course which is certified by GCHQ. He is a regular speaker at conferences, writes a weekly blog on all things business continuity, and has appeared on TV and radio a number of times. He has had several papers published in business continuity and emergency planning journals.
Charlie was brought up on the Isle of Coll, a small island of the West coast of Scotland, in a 14th century castle and now lives in Houston, Renfrewshire with his wife and two children.