Our Consultants

Integrated Continuity Solutions uses a network of specialist consultants all qualified and experienced within their areas of delivery and expertise.

Victoria Willis MSc (Dist), MA, BA (Hons), ABCI

Victoria completed 23 years as a police officer before becoming a consultant and trainer in planning, disaster management, incident command, crisis management and business continuity and recovery. She has gained significant experience in the nuclear, manufacturing and finance and insurance sectors since starting ICS in 2012. She has experience of operational, tactical and strategic incident command and response to critical and major incidents. She gained experience and qualifications in Emergency and Disaster Planning and Management, including Business Continuity, Business Recovery Planning and counter-terrorist work, operating in the private and public sectors. She also advised on and debriefed national major incidents such as the 2011 riots, political conferences and counter-terrorism operations.

Roger Kember MA (Dist), BSc (Hons), MBCI

Roger is an exceptionally experienced consultant with almost 40 years’ service within the UKs largest police service. During that time Roger has managed police liaison with the Cabinet Office Briefing Room (COBR) and been a tactical commander at events ranging from riots to Royal Ceremonial occasions. Since leaving the police Roger has become an experienced consultant facilitator, presenter and exercise director specialising in crisis management, leadership and business continuity within the financial, pharmaceutical, engineering, retail, oil and gas sectors in both the UK and Europe.

Ken Priest MIFireE

Ken is a fire risk assessment and training consultant following 32-years experience gained in a geographically diverse local authority fire service in the Midlands. During his service Ken introduced formal incident command simulation and hazardous materials training. He has devised and participated in multi-agency response and management exercises for COMAH and high risk industry sites. During his public service Ken was Chair of the Test and Exercise Group of the Local Resilience Forum. Since leaving the fire service Ken has worked as a consultant for the oil, gas and chemical sectors in the Middle East, UAE and north-east Africa.

Chris Blades BSc, CFIOSH, CMILT, MCMI, SBCI

Chris has worked in a variety of business sectors from the nuclear industry through to local authorities, via, petrochemicals, finance, food manufacturing, air freight, engineering, power generation and logistics. His diverse but focused background as a safety and environmental auditor as well as in supply chain management provides Chris with the experience and ability to consult on emergency planning, incident response and business continuity.

Amanda Wright MSc, BA, MEPS

Amanda is a Resilience Consultant with five years’ experience in the development, delivery and project management of a range of projects across emergency planning, incident management training and exercising, business continuity and flood risk consultancy. MSc qualified in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management with experience in both public and private sectors. Crisis communication is an area of particular interest, having researched the use of social media in flood risk communication for MSc dissertation.

Nick Sydenham BSc (Econ, MBCI)

Nick is an experienced business continuity consultant with over 16 years’ experience of delivering business continuity programmes and crisis management exercises to government departments and agencies as well as the oil, gas, finance, media and transport sectors in the UK and Europe. With a background in IT and thorough working knowledge of ISO 22301 Nick delivers a sound business continuity solution.

Linda Penman MBCI

Linda has extensive operational and management experience gained in the financial sector, specialising in business continuity. As a Business Continuity Institute approved facilitator, Linda provides industry standard training on all aspects of business continuity, from initial impact assessment through to plan writing and exercising. She combines this with crisis management training in the retail, financial, media, local government and leisure sectors.

Peter Winn BA, AEPS, ICPEM

Peter is an emergency management consultant with over 30 years’ experience in the RAF providing extensive knowledge and management capability of large scale tank farms, bulk fuels, pipeline operations, fuel spill response, pollution control and search and rescue. Peter has attended high profile air disasters as a responder and has worked with air, land and sea statutory bodies during major incidents. Working as a consultant in the UK, Africa, Middle and Far East, Asia, former soviet states and the US, Peter has a unique portfolio of experience in the oil, gas and chemical sectors and is OPITO qualified and FEMA ICS 100 and 200 trained.

Steve Mcnamara RAF

Steve has a deep understanding of operational, tactical and strategic management gained during a full career in the UK Armed Forces. He has flown and commanded operational missions worldwide as well as planning and exercising at all command levels within the MOD and NATO. Steve has worked with companies in the UK, Europe, USA, Middle East, Africa and Asia and as an emergency and crisis management consultant has extensive experience of training, exercise design and delivery across a broad spectrum of sectors, including oil, gas, manufacturing, leisure and financial. He is a qualified OPITO assessor, Prince 2 Practitioner and FEMA Incident Command Structure 300/400 trained.

  • Every member of the senior management team should go on this course. And then return to this training event every 2-3 years.

    Risk Manager, CMT member, City of London Insurance company

  • Really informative; very different to what I expected (in a good way!). Exercises were of a good length. Trainers were extremely knowledgeable. Role plays were well constructed.

    IT Executve Manager, CMT member, City of London Insurance company

  • I’ve really enjoyed working with you and your team and would like to thank you for the excellent training you have provided our EMT. Everybody who has attended the course has come away feeling more confident in themselves and their own abilities, as well as their competencies relating to the ER roles they are aligned to. Long may it continue.

    Tony Perry, ESS Specialist

  • Very enjoyable and stimulating course. I genuinely feel better prepared than I did before the course.

    Operations Manager, CMT member, City of London Insurance company

  • Well run course, pitched at a good level and liked interactivity.

    Facilities Manager, CMT member, City of London Insurance company