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New chair takes over at the Business Continuity Institute

At a recent meeting of the Business Continuity Institute's Board of Directors, James McAlister, FBCI, formally became the new chair of the BCI, taking over from David James-Brown FBCI whose two years in office has come to an end.

James is a former police officer with over 30 years of experience in business continuity, civil protection, emergency planning, security, firearms, public order and training. He has won a number of awards including the Public Sector Business Continuity Manager of the Year Award at the BCI European awards in 2014.

On taking up the post, James commented: "David James-Brown has left the Institute in a much better position than it has ever been in before. We are financially stable, have a wider global presence, offer more member services, and provide more research papers. Possibly his greatest legacy is yet to be realised in the Institute's new customer relationship management system which doesn't go live until next year. I would like to thank David on behalf of all the membership for his dedication, loyalty, hard work and leadership over the last two years and wish him well as he returns to his successful consultancy business."

Tim Janes, Hon. FBCI, now becomes the new Vice Chair of the BCI and Roberto Grosso Ciponte, MBCI, becomes the new Membership Director.

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