About Us

About Us

​​We are the first Public Sector Mutual in the UK to deliver resilience services - we are innovators. We take the best knowledge, skills and practices from across the sectors and offer the best possible solutions and support to everyone, from happy and committed staff.

why a public service mutual

Public Service Mutuals (PSM) are organisations that have left the formal public sector, 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 mutuals, with several studies showing that a more enaged workforce means a happier and more productive workforce. This results in better quality services, more satisfied customers and ultimately a better value for money for the tax payer.

Applied Resilience was formed by two local authorities who recognised the increasing importance of emergency planning and business continuity preparedness, as well as the on-going pressures on organisational budgets. We provide short and long-term resilience support services to a growing network of partners, sharing skills, experience and best practice, offering pragmatic and effective solutions that hold up to the strains of reality.

Our Team

Nick Moon

Managing Director
nick@appliedresilience.org

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

Jessica Lira

Senior Resilience Advisor
jessica@appliedresilience.org

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

Caroline Yormesor

Resilience Advisor
caroline@appliedresilience.org

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 secotor
  • Natural disaster & armed conflict
  • Community Resilience
  • Utilities & Infrastructure

Jacob Coggin

Resilience Advisor
jacob@appliedresilience.org

Background:

  • BA International Security Studies
  • Counter Terrorism
  • PREVENT
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Safety Advisory Groups


Experience:

  • Advanced Combat Medical Training
  • British Army Reservist
  • Slavery & Emancipation
  • Humanitarian Aid Work

Board Members

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

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

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

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