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Ken McWilliams Managing Director and Principle Consultant - AMBCI and ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management Systems Lead Implementer

Ken has over 30 years' experience in the IT&T industry, within the last seven years his focusing primarily in the business continuity arena. 

Ken has extensive experience in the development of business continuity management systems and the development of strategies to ensure a business is capable of surviving a crisis. His view is that "time turns a crisis into a disaster", and if you can avoid the down time and keep your business operating, you can avoid the disaster. 

Experience

Ken holds certification from the Business Continuity Institute - Associate Member of Business Continuity Institute (AMBCI) and is also certified to ISO 22301 standard as a Business Continuity Management Systems Lead Implementer.  Ken also holds accreditation in CIMS 2 (Coordinated Incident Management System), having a good knowledge of the elements, terminology, and structure of CIMS; and of the incident control procedures in CIMS operating environments.

Kens further experience includes:

Strategic planning - development of business and technology strategic plans, analysis of effects of new strategies on people, processes and technology, development of change management plans required to support strategy implementation, identification of business risks and opportunities arising from changes in market/technology

Requirements Definition - key understanding of the processes and importance of sound requirements definition, as a key part of all major projects delivered into either government or corporate business
Information and Strategic Planning - experience in strategic planning at a senior level in large corporate organisations, involving key shifts in business approach.

Associations
Eolas Consulting has a strong working relationship with Resilient IT an Auckland based business continuity consultancy provider. This partnership has the largest number of certified consultants in business continuity in New Zealand.  This includes certified consultants who have reached Associate (AMBCI), Member (MBCI) and Associate Fellow (AFBCI) status within the  Business Continuity Institute.  It also has ISO22301 Lead Auditors,  ISO22301 Lead Implementer certifications and ISO22301 Foundation Level consultants.