John Donald graduated from Exeter University with an Engineering degree in 1983 and spent the next 20 years in Equity research both in the Far East and Europe. During that time he worked for Phillips and Drew, Jardine Fleming and ING Barings, from 1990 onwards as the Head of Equity Research. He received the Institutional Investor award for No.1 ranking in Asian Equity Research for 5 consecutive years. Leaving the City in 2004, he bought a Scotch Whisky company which he successfully sold to investors in 2008. He has since worked as a consultant in many aspects of risk modelling, including geopolitical risk with Aegis Defence Services and cyber risk with Protection Group International. He currently works as a Cyber Adviser with AXIS Capital John is the author of two books. His first book "Catataxis: When more of the same is different" was published in October 2011 by Quartet Books. His second book "Bolt from the Blue: Navigating the new world of corporate crises" was published by Elliott and Thompson in 2013.
Luke began his career in security risk management in 2004 within the training sector, before joining the Police service in 2006 where he held various posts including investigatory roles and emergency response positions. Luke left the Police service in 2013 to move back into the world of corporate security risk management, forming his own consultancy firm. Since then Luke has broadened his skills and experience in risk management and organisational resilience, utilising the pathway provided by Frontier Risks to complete an MBA in 2018. Up until recently Luke was the Head of Operational Risk and Resilience for the UK’s largest provider of student accommodation, Unite Students, where he was responsible for the implementation and management of the organisation’s risk management framework and resilience systems. Luke now operates his own consultancy, Oakwood Risk Consultants, providing bespoke operational risk and resilience solutions to businesses, non-governmental organisations and individuals alike.
Paul is a Director for Emerging Risks Global and the founder of the Crisis Resilience Guild. Paul has over 20 years’ experience within security and risk management, in both government and private environments. He regularly speaks on a range of risk and resilience topics.
Dai is an experienced Senior Consultant with over 30 years hands-on delivery in the profession, leading ‘Internal & External Consultancy’ teams and programmes in both public and private sectors. Currently he manages his own Independent Consultancy Business with specialist expertise in the following fields; change management, management consultancy, organisational development and elite high performance sport. In the past four years, his significant clients include; Ministry of Defence, NATO, BAE Systems, the International Rugby Board and the Welsh Rugby Union. Up until 2016, Dai was a Head of Department and Principal Lecturer at Cranfield University, delivering and managing Consultancy & Change Management modules on both MSc and MBA programmes with associated accredited CMI Consultancy qualifications from Level 5-7. Professionally, he holds Master’s Degrees in Education (MEd) & Corporate Strategic Management (MSc/MBA). He has also coached and managed professional rugby for 25 years, winning the 7s Rugby World Cup with Wales in 2009. He was awarded his MBE for his outstanding contribution to Defence Training in 2008.
Peter spent 27 years in the Army as a training and development specialist in defence capability and associated change programmes, particularly Training Needs Analysis (TNA) and through-life training requirements and numerous ‘re-organisations’. He held several ‘internal consultant’ appointments including Head of the Defence Specialist Training and Consultancy Group in support of Defence-wide projects and the delivery of specialist training for Defence personnel operating in acquisition and training appointments. He left the Army in 2012 and established his own Consultancy Company specialising in TNAs, training reviews, and training development and delivery projects in the public and private sector. He has worked with other suppliers in collaborative ventures, acting as Training Director and Principal Consultant in support of complex and protracted change programmes. Peter has a M.Ed and MBA in addition to his specialist Defence training course qualifications and significant ‘hands-on’ experience as a Senior Consultant that he brings to the course.