Helen previously worked as an inorganic research chemist for Unilever as well as serving as an officer in the Territorial Army, completing four tours in the Balkans.
She has a BSc(Hons) in International Disaster Engineering and Management from Coventry University and an MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management from Leicester University.
Helen has worked continuously in Business Continuity Management and Emergency Planning since 2001 when she became an Emergency Planning Officer in North Yorkshire.
She gained further valuable experience in an Emergency Planning role for a London Borough before joining the Business Continuity Management team within Wealth Management at Barclays Bank.
Her most recent role prior to setting up Cambridge Risk Solutions was as a Manager in the IT Security division of Accenture.
Her specialities include Risk Communication, Information Security and designing Crisis Management exercises: she has also carried out numerous BS 25999 and ISO 22301 audits on behalf of BSI Management Systems, NQA and SGS UK.
Before embarking on a career in Business Continuity Management, Patrick had a varied career including various project and line management roles in the engineering industry and serving as an Infantry Officer in the British Army.
He holds an MA in Natural Sciences/Computer Science from Cambridge University; an MSc in Optoelectronic and Laser Devices from St Andrews University; an MBA from the Institute of Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland; and a PhD from Nottingham University Business School.
He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management, a certified Six Sigma™ Green Belt, an ISO 27001 Implementer and has passed the ITIL® V3 Foundation Certificate.
Patrick has worked in Business Continuity and Security consultancy since 2003 when he joined Olive Security, one of the UK’s leading security consultancies.
He subsequently spent 3 years as a Senior Consultant at Needhams 1834 Ltd where he provided Business Continuity consultancy and training for a wide range of blue-chip businesses and public sector organisations.
He specialises in Risk Modelling, Business Continuity training and Disaster Recovery solutions.