Dr Sandra Bell
BC & ISDG European Practice Manager, Sungard Availability Services (UK) Limited
A seasoned risk and business continuity professional with over 25 years’ experience of the design and management of strategic, business friendly risk, continuity and security solutions in public and private sectors. Experience ranges from: the management of risk and the protection of data within the UK’s main business process outsourcer to the financial and government sectors; to the protection of the largest part of the UK’s critical national infrastructure.
Sound practical knowledge of the risk and continuity regulatory space within the UK including Financial Services and Central and Local Government, together with a track record of facilitating organisations achieve and maintain standards such as ISO22301, SOX, ISO27001, PCI DSS, and ISAE3402.
First-hand experience of managing incident response and disaster recovery activities within the service sector where continuity of services to customers is of paramount importance. Experience ranges from the management of high profile DDoS attacks to severe flooding incidents.
A strong influencer who is able to rapidly assimilate complex regulatory and stakeholder environments and ensure risk and compliance solutions are intimately aligned to corporate strategy. Excellent communication and management skills with extensive experience of: stakeholder management, contract management; and the management of multidisciplinary teams.