BCI Awards winners
The 2011 BCI Awards were presented on Wednesday 9th November at a ceremony in London. The winners were:
|BCI Business Continuity Manager of the Year:
Prashant Mehta MBCI
The winner of the BC Manager of the Year Award has delivered BCM projects to a number of clients over the past few years. His work during the past year is recognised within the industry and he has been instrumental in managing a number of major disruptions effectively ensuring that SLAs with clients are never breached. He has also mentored a number of newcomers to the BCM world and has picked up other Awards in his own territory of India.
Highly commended: John Zeppos MBCI
|BCI Public Sector Business Continuity Manager of the Year:
Steve Yates FBCI
The winner of this award was, and is, the 6th Member of the BCI and in 2008 was selected for the biggest job in BCM, that of BC Manager for the London Olympic Delivery Authority. He was responsible for the plans to ensure that they are continually aligned to the changing operational risks and potential impacts. He ran a number of major exercises across different areas involving all major stakeholders. He has been an inspiration to the many experienced professionals working at the Olympic Development authority and the fact that things are ahead of schedule is down to his meticulous planning.
|BCI Business Continuity Consultant of the Year:
Werner Verlinden FBCI
The winner of the award has been in the business continuity world for almost 20 years. He has a broad view of how business continuity should be delivered across different sectors and during the past year has been actively managing a number of high profile BCM related projects, but specifically with a large international banking corporation. He acts as a mentor to other BCM professionals, regularly presents at conferences as well as being the driving force behind the BCI Belgium Forum.
|BCI Most Effective Recovery of the Year:
Oil Plant Natori
The award goes to a Company that faced what everybody hopes would not happen to them. This was the Great East Japan Earthquake and the subsequent tsunami. Their factory was in the path of the tsunami and a skilled evacuation to the rooftop of the building took place. Despite the loss of many large tanks and damage to much machinery, plus the building itself, the BC Plans kicked in to minimise the effect to their clients. Whilst there was a financial impact, this had already been considered whilst developing their plans and they were willing to communicate to the world through the media of how they were dealing with the situation.
|Honorary FBCI: Angela Robinson
Angela Robinson has served the BCI in many positions over a 17 year time span, including Board Member, Chair of the Board, Chair of the Membership Committee, Chief Assessor and currently heads up the Risk and Governance Committee of the BCI.
|Honorary MBCI: Ashley Moore
Ashley Moore is the federal representative to a number of standard organisations advising on the development and enhancement of Disaster and Emergency Management, Business Continuity, Incident and Crisis management, Personnel Competency and other private sector standards requiring conformity of systems and approaches. Whilst he has a diverse continuity background, his main achievement in BCM was the development of the first US BCM Accreditation and Certification program. This Honorary MBCI is given for Ashley's efforts in BCM over a number of years as well as his loyal support of the BCI in the USA.
|BCI Achievement Award:
Lesley Grimes MBCI
For many years, Lesley Grimes has been an enthusiastic and committed supporter of the BCI and its aims. She has been the driving force and the lead player in the development of the BCI examination programme and was a long standing member of the old Membership Committee where she assisted with many of the working groups. She was co-opted onto the newly formed GMC last November, to ensure that there was continuity on the examination development process.
|BCI Alan Reed Education Award:
This award is given to the person who scores the highest mark in the BCI’s Certificate examination during the year. In 2010, 954 candidates took the examination. Qais Hamdan scored a remarkable 476 marks out of 500 and is duly awarded the BCI Alan Reed Education Award.