About Us

About Us

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Originally formed in 2014, Applied Resilience started life as an innovative approach by two local authorities seeking to balance the growing importance of emergency planning and business continuity with the on-going pressures on budgets.

We've grown since those early days, and are now proud to support businesses, schools and public sector organisations with short and long-term resilience services.

APPLIED RESILIENCE IS A PUBLIC SERVICE MUTUAL (PSM)

We're the first PSM in the UK to deliver resilience services - we're innovators. PSMs are organisations that have left the formal public sector but continue to deliver public services, aim to have a positive social impact, and have a significant degree of employee ownership, influence or control in the way the organisation is run. The government is fully committed to supporting PSMs, with several studies (and our own experience!) showing that an engaged workforce is a happier and more productive workforce. This results in better quality services, more satisfied customers and ultimately better value for taxpayers' money.

Our team members come from a range of different backgrounds across the resilience world, but we all share a genuine enthusiasm for creating practical, innovative services for our clients. We think the diversity of our experience is a real benefit for our customers, because it means we can share and apply best practice across sectors, and continue to learn each and every day.

Our Team

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Nick Moon

Managing Director
nick@appliedresilience.org

Nick has worked in the resilience industry for over a decade and brings a diverse range of experience across the resilience and counter-terrorism agendas. He also has a head for business! His experience of high profile resilience planning and incident response includes the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, EU emergency planning exercises, and acting as the local authority tactical lead for the severe flooding that affected Surrey in 2014.

Background:

  • BSc (Hons) Applied Geography
  • Natural hazards
  • Perception and communication of risk
  • Crisis management
  • BCMI
  • ISO27001

Experience:

  • Olympics
  • Major Flooding
  • Counter Terrorism / terrorist incident response
  • Information Security
  • Business Resilience
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Local authority
  • Education

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Jessica Lira

Senior Resilience Advisor
jessica@appliedresilience.org

Jessica came to Applied Resilience with a first class degree in Disaster Management and Emergency Planning, as well as experience of working in resilience for both the NHS and Police. Alongside her day job, Jessica is a lowland rescue specialist with Surrey Search & Rescue.

Background:

  • 1st Class BSc(Hons) Disaster Management & Emergency Planning
  • Emergency Planning in the public sector
  • Business Continuity
  • Lowland Rescue Medic
  • Swift Water Rescue Technician


Experience:

  • Police
  • Local Authority
  • NHS
  • Incident Response
  • Multi-agency working
  • Project Management

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Caroline Yormesor

Resilience Advisor
caroline@appliedresilience.org

Caroline has a master's degree in Crisis and Disaster Management and a specialist interest in international disaster law, risk reduction and risk management. As well as her work with Applied Resilience, she has previously worked with the Red Cross.

Background:

  • MSc Crisis & Disaster Management
  • International Disaster Law
  • DRR & DRM for Sustainable Development
  • Risk Perception
  • Corporate Governance
  • Crisis Communication


Experience:

  • Incident Response & Management
  • Business Continuity in the private sector
  • Natural disaster & armed conflict
  • Community Resilience
  • Utilities & Infrastructure

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Ed Walker

Resilience Advisor
ed@appliedresilience.org

Ed joins the team having recently completed an MSc in Risk, Disaster and Resilience at UCL with a specialist interest in warnings, risk communication and public health. Having completed the analytics graduate scheme at travel giant TUI before pursuing a career in Resilience, Ed brings a wealth of transferrable skills to the team. As an Emergency Response volunteer for the British Red Cross, Ed also possesses major incident experience from an operational perspective.

Background:

  • First Class MA (Hons) Geography
  • MSc Risk, Disaster & Resilience with Distinction
  • Risk perception and communication
  • Public Health
  • Adverse Weather


Experience:

  • Emergency Response
  • Business Continuity
  • Project Management
  • Consultancy

Associates

Steve Voice

Steve brings substantial incident and security management experience developed over his 38 year police career. He has acted in tactical and strategic command for numerous incidents, ranging from an emergency involving an inbound passenger in possession of a live hand grenade at Gatwick Airport, in excess of 150 firearm operations, major floods, major fires and counter terrorism operations. As Head of Planning & Resourcing for Surrey Police and Sussex Police, Steve was responsible for force wide business continuity, Senior Responsible Officer for Counter Terrorism Contingencies, Chair of Surrey's Local Resilience Forum Delivery Group and planning coordinator for Political Party Conferences in Brighton and Hove.

He delivered training in Major Incidents to police officers in Abu Dhabi and Command and Leadership to senior officers in Kenya.

Steve is a Chartered Fellow of The Chartered Management Institute and holds the Certificate of The Business Continuity Institute.

Experience:

  • Chief Superintendent - Sussex Police
  • Strategic and Tactical Command
  • Strategic resource planning
  • Firearms and security
  • Local Resilience Fora
  • Business Continuity
  • Aviation Security
  • Major Incident response

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Harriet Phillips

Harriet has an MSc in Geospatial Analysis and BSc (Hons) in Disaster Management. Specialising in spatio-temporal analysis for decision making, her experience includes; NHS, Local Authority, London Fire Brigade and Private Business. Harriet's experience of high profile resilience and incident response includes; London Bridge Terror Attack 2017, Grenfell Tower 2017, EU Unified Response live exercise and Business Continuity exercising for The Shard.

Background:

  • MSc Geospatial Analysis
  • BSc (Hons) Disaster Management
  • Emergency Planning
  • Business Continuity, Private and Public
  • Cartography
  • Project Management
  • Risk Perception & Decision Making

Experience:

  • NHS
  • Local Authority
  • London Fire Brigade
  • Incident Response
  • Multi-Agency Working
  • Counter Terrorism/ Terrorist Incident Response
  • Major Fire & Evacuation
  • Private & Public Business Continuity
  • GIS (Geospatial Information Systems)

Board Members

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Terry Collier

Board of Directors
info@appliedresilience.org

Background:

  • Deputy Chief Executive, Spelthorne Borough Council
  • Incident Management Team
  • Local Authority Finance
  • Risk Management
  • Audit
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy
  • Member of Chartered Accountants of Scotland

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James Parkin

Board of Directors
info@appliedresilience.org

Background:

  • Armed Forces
  • Government
  • Security
  • Senior Leadership
  • International Security
  • Change Management
  • Freeman of the City of London

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Peter McKenzie

Board of Directors
info@appliedresilience.org

Background:

  • Local Government
  • Deputy Chief Executive
  • NHS
  • Audit
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Incident Management
  • Risk Management
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy

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Liz Borthwick-Cooper

Board of Directors
info@appliedresilience.org

Background:

  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Lead - Incident Management
  • Welfare and Public Health
  • Front Line Delivery
  • Serious Case Review
  • Voluntary and Charity Sectors
  • Housing and Community Services
  • Recovery