Howard Kenny FBCI MAICD

Howard has an extensive background in business management, Information Technology, Project Management, Training and the full Business Continuity Management lifecycle. He has had past-life stints in everything from a period in the Navy and designing scaffolds in the building industry, through purchasing and retail, into IT within months of the first IBM PC being released. He has held a variety of roles in retail management, project management and technology design. Over the past 15 years, Howard has held senior management positions with Qantas, Westpac, TAB Limited, the Commonwealth Bank Group, BT Financial Group, ING DIRECT, ANZ and Nine Entertainment Co. With this background, he is not short on diversity, experience or business acumen.

Howard has been involved with Business Continuity Management for close on 20 years, with the last 12 years spent in the Finance Sector in a variety of specialist and senior BCM roles. In this time, he has facilitated many BIA refresh programs, managed several reviews of BCM Policies and frameworks, implemented and managed a purpose built world class Business Continuity facility at Sydney Olympic Park. Howard has also conducted many training courses and awareness sessions, overseen the introduction of APRA CPS232 standards into BCM programs and served as consulting QA and SME to several BCM Improvement Programmes. Additionally, he has established corporate level green-field programs in both Business Continuity and Operational Risk. Five years as a Scout Leader and continuing activities in mentoring have provided both challenges and satisfaction in helping others grow.

Howard served as a member of the HIPE Pandemic Planning Working Party, the AllFinance Forum Acronyms and Terms Working Group. He has been a member of the BCI since 2006, and a Fellow since 2014, a Director of Continuity Forum Pty Ltd, and is currently the President and Chair of Business Continuity Institute (Australasia) Ltd, the Australasian Chapter of the global BCI. He is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and sits on the ISO TC292 Technical Committee for Security and Resilience standards.

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