Re: Cyber Exercise Proposal
Thank you for the opportunity to provide Waikato Regional Council (‘the Council) with a proposal for scenario exercise services.
The Council has identified the need to conduct a cyber exercise to validate their crisis management program to ensure the appropriate level of preparedness in the event of a business disruption.
Fixinc will validate the data in The Council’s incident response plans and increase awareness among key personnel, ensuring an effective response in case of disruptions. By facilitating this program of work, Fixinc aims to improve both the effectiveness of The Council’s crisis management program and the confidence of key stakeholders that the program meets relevant best-practice standards.
A fit-for-purpose program validation, based on clear recovery priorities and dependencies, and strong stakeholder engagement, will increase confidence in The Council’s crisis management capabilities and meet stakeholder expectations.
All activities are performed by highly qualified and experienced consultants.
Fixinc boasts extensive experience collaborating with Local Government, which has resulted in a deep understanding of the Councils’ environment. As a result, we offer unmatched expertise to top organisations and are widely acknowledged as market leaders in the incident and crisis management domains.
Scott, at Fixinc, we are passionate about empowering individuals to confidently tackle challenges, which leads to a more resilient future. We take pride in delivering highly professional outcomes that provide your Council with the confidence of having the required measures in place to handle business disruptions.
Thank you for the opportunity to submit this proposal and I look forward to the opportunity of working with you soon. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
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Brad is the Global Head of Consulting within the Fixinc Consulting practice and also oversees our entire Advisory Board. He has over 25 years of Business Continuity and IT commercial experience, working across Asia, UK, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. Brad is responsible for the management and implementation of numerous business continuity and crisis management projects across a variety of industries, including not-for-profit, telecommunications, technology, government, financial services, education, infrastructure and utilities.
He is highly experienced in all aspects of the business continuity lifecycle and designed the unique 'Tungsten Diamond' diagram for Fixinc. His experience stretches through policy development, business impact assessments, strategy development, business continuity plan development and implementation and facilitation of business continuity training and scenario exercises. Brad brings strong business strategy, workshop facilitation, project management and analytical problem-solving skills with a visible passion for assisting organisation build their resilience capabilities.
Prior to working for Fixinc, Brad served 15-years with the British Army as a tank commander, seeing 2 tours of activity duty where he was awarded with the Northern Ireland Clasp for Operation Banner and NATO Medal for Yugoslavia during the Bosnia conflict. During this time he was a communications and cold weather survival instructor and has had extensive incident response experience fighting terrorism and supporting organisations such as Médecins Sans Frontières and UNHCR.
Brad’s business continuity and incident management qualifications were put to the test during the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes, whilst working for the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (Now recognised as Ara). He initiated and ran two incident management cells for the February 2011 and June 2011 earthquakes, ensuring services could be established in temporary sites within a week of the disaster.
Brad holds the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) CBCI training qualification and has trained many students in the certification course on behalf of the BCI. He also held the award of Business Continuity Consultant of the year for Australasia in 2015.
Rebecca is a Principal Consultant and Head of Region for Fixinc working across multi-disciplinary clients to provide resilience services to critical incident management and operational teams.
A senior manager for the NSW Police Forensic Counter Terrorism, Rebecca was involved in a number of critical incidents including, mass fatalities, the Bali bombings, the Indian Ocean Tsunami, the Anthrax attacks, Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) investigations and counter terrorism operations here and abroad.
Rebecca was then recruited to join INTERPOL serving three years as an Executive within Counter Terrorism and Emerging Threats Directorate, developing policies, procedures, training and exercising across law enforcement, defence, and health agencies. A recognised expert in the field of Chemical, Biological and Radiology (CBR) incidents, Rebecca then worked as a consultant to the World Health Organisation (WHO), World Health Emergencies Programme, with direct experience with the West African Ebola outbreak and chemical weapons attacks in Iraq and Syria.
Rebecca worked across 4 global regions, engaging with governments, private organisations, and NGO’s, specialising in emerging threats and capacity building in the areas of multi-agency incident management and business continuity. Rebecca prides herself on the ability to work with a range of diverse people and organisations, respecting cultural diversity and bringing a unique background in which international perspectives will guide best practice in developing resilient systems and people.
More recently Rebecca established an informal working group with Johns Hopkins University during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and is a Senior Fellow for the United Nations Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), specialising in emerging threats.
Rebecca has a degree in Medical Microbiology, a PHD in Forensic Science, certification in policy development, training and assessing, and holds a qualification in Business Continuity (CBCI).
Ollie brings over a decade of industry experience in digital marketing and product development, with specific expertise in no-code solutions and application automations. His experience has enabled him to design and develop digital marketing campaigns that drive commercial market opportunities on mass-scale, and identify emerging applications to support internal organisational and end-user experiences. Career highlights include positions with Centrica (British Gas), Jaguar Land Rover, and Accounting Web, where he built competitive and disruptive marketing campaigns supporting Xero in their introduction to the UK market.
Ollie is a multi-business owner and entrepreneur, with a passion and focuses on converting 'old-school' methods into modernised, competitive solutions. Ollie brings valuable experience working across a number of private and government entities within the UK and Europe, Asian, and Australia and New Zealand.
He is the majority shareholder, founder and Managing Director of Fixinc Solutions (Fixinc Directory), Co-Founder and Managing Director of Fixinc Consulting Partners (Fixinc Advisory Board), and co-Director of the Fixinc Group.
Ella is a Resilience Specialist in training who oversees our program and operational requirements. She is responsible for supporting and assisting with the development and maintenance of Business Continuity, Crisis Management, and Incident Management projects. Laura is involved with all aspects of the Business Continuity Lifecycle (summarised in what we call the Tungsten Diamond), with clients ranging from the Health Sector, to manufacturing and aviation. She is passionate about driving innovation and problem solving through technology and onsite experience. These skills have been refined while working closely in an executive administration and support environment.Ella plays a critical role in training and exercise development and assisting the consultants in exercise delivery. She also runs operational and administrative tasks that help keep our Advisory board active and running smoothly for the Oceania region.
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