I lead Arup’s Organisational Resilience Advisory Offer in UKIMEA. My team has developed a comprehensive “resilience in the round” approach that considers leadership, operations, people, supply chains as well as physical and virtual systems. We consider measures to reduce disruption but also to capitalize on business opportunities, creating a robust, inclusive, agile and integrated business.
I have over 20 years of professional experience including 12 years in counter terrorism, blast mitigation and physical security and 7 years in earthquake engineering and dynamics.
I have been active in developing standards in resilience throughout my career. I am the Chair for the recently published British Standard on City Resilience, Co-Chair for the ASCE Infrastructure Resiliency Division SPEED committee, Lead SME for the AEI Resilience program and member of the ISO Urban Resilience Standard Working Group.
I also regularly present externally on the subject of resilience, with a recent keynote address at the ASCE IRD Forum in Washington DC and the 2018 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Resilience Conference in London.
I am a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Civil Engineers in the UK, a Member of the Register of Security Engineers and Specialists, a licensed professional engineer in California and a Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and am currently Visiting Professor at Loughborough University.