Cudworth appointed chair of Resilience First

Resilience First has announced the appointment of Rick Cudworth as its new chair.

Mr Cudworth succeeds Simon Collins who stepped down at the end of 2022, having been involved in with the organisation since its foundation in 2018.

Mr Cudworth is a senior advisor in organisational resilience and strategic risk mitigation and is a founding partner of resilience and crisis specialist, ResilienC. With over 20 years’ experience as a partner at Deloitte and KPMG, he was also chair of the British Standards Institution Technical Committee for Continuity and Resilience, where he has been influential in the development of British and international standards in the field. He is a member of the Cabinet Office Behavioural Science Expert Group as part of the National Security Risk Assessment process for the UK, and a visiting professor at King's College London and visiting fellow at Cranfield University School of Management. He was a contributor and co-editor of the National Preparedness Commission’s report: Resilience Reimagined: A Practical Guide for Organisations.

“As Resilience First embarks on its new strategy, which shows great ambition and includes many exciting ideas to support and engage with members in the future, I look forward to being able to contribute my experience and thoughts. I especially look forward to engaging with members too,” Cudworth said.

Martyn Link, executive director of Resilience First, added: “We are excited to welcome Rick to take on the position as chair of Resilience First. Rick brings an incredible wealth of experience in business resilience and has been at the forefront of helping organisations understand how to become more resilient for many years. I look forward to working closely with him over the coming months.”

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