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Richard Whitby Crisis Solutions

Richard Whitby

Managing Director

During a long career in financial services Richard achieved success as a fraud investigator before joining the London Stock Exchange.

He moved into resilience planning in 1999 as head of the consultancy division at an international disaster recovery company and joined Crisis Solutions in 2003. Richard has more than fifteen years experience of delivering and managing risk and resilience solutions to a variety of global brands.

He has been directly involved in the simulation of a Euro crisis for a global financial services provider; practical resilience planning in the oil fields of Kazakhstan and supply chain resilience in major supermarkets.

Emma Perry Crisis Solutions

Emma Perry

Director of Operations

Emma is Director of Operations at Crisis Solutions, and oversees the day-to-day activities of the business, as well as managing future business development.

She is responsible for leading project teams in large scale crisis readiness programmes in support of public and private sector clients in the UK and beyond.

She has designed and implemented crisis management programmes for some of the UK’s largest financial institutions.

A former naval officer, she has a BSc in Physics, an MSc in Crisis Management and is currently researching a PhD in Strategy.

Jim Preen

Head of Media

In his role as Head of Media Services at Crisis Solutions, Jim writes communication plans and delivers master classes on crisis communications.

Jim is the author of ‘Business Continuity Communications’ and the editor of ‘Business Continuity Exercises and Tests’ both of which are co-published by the British Standards Institution and Crisis Solutions.

He is a former journalist who worked for many years at US television network ABC News. He covered the Concorde crash in Paris, the Bosnian war and the first Gulf war. During this time at ABC he won two Emmy awards – the most prestigious awards in US television.

Max Brady Crisis Solutions

Max Brady

Crisis Consultant

Max joined Crisis Solutions in early 2016 after graduating from the University of Exeter where he studied for a BA in Geography. While at university he participated in modules involving crisis and security management and its application to ‘real life’ scenarios, as well as modules in governance and crisis response. At Crisis Solutions Max is leveraging this knowledge to provide innovative services to our clients.

Outside of work, Max is a keen rugby player (he played for his university) and a very capable musician.

Glenn Smith Crisis Solutions

Glenn Smith

Business Continuity Expert

Glenn is the Crisis Solutions’ Business Continuity expert. He writes and implements BC plans across a vast range of sectors and organisations. He also designs crisis simulations and can often be found heading up the scenario cell during exercise delivery.

Experiences in Business Continuity include: MBCI status, chairing the UK Utilities Contingency Planning Group for Y2K and lecturing at a number of universities on BC and related subjects.

Outside of work (well almost) Glenn is a British Motorsports race marshal where he attends track-side incidents.

Clive Elderton Crisis Solutions

Clive Elderton

Senior Consultant

Clive has been working with Crisis Solutions for over five years following a successful career in the British Army which culminated in India as the British Defence and Military Attache at the time of the Mumbai attacks in 2008. Throughout his military career he had a deep involvement in counter terrorist EOD operations at all levels which included a pivotal role at the highest level in national contingency operations and responsibility for the totality of the national 24/7 emergency response capability.

Clive has considerable personal experience of handling complex crisis situations in the UK and elsewhere and of developing effective crisis response capabilities at all levels. He now much enjoys passing on his experience to our clients and has earned a reputation for getting teams to perform at their best.

Raymond Wales Crisis Solutions

Raymond Wales

Senior Consultant

Raymond has over 30 years’ experience in the Financial Services sector as a senior leader, including Global Head of Security and Continuity at Standard Life PLC. There he designed and implemented a BC strategy that was recognised at the BCI Global Awards, winning the Global Team of the Year 2013. He was recognised for his sound knowledge, incident management leadership skills, coaching abilities and track record of delivery.

As an independent consultant, he has successfully operated in the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Raymond is married with 2 boys and enjoys helping them fulfil their aspirations.