Luke Bird FBCI elected to Business Continuity Institute’s Global Board

Luke Bird FBCI

Luke Bird FBCI

The Business Continuity Institute’s (BCI) member volunteer community has just elected a new member to the BCI Global Board. Elected for a period of three years is Luke Bird FBCI, who’s a volunteer with the BCI’s Scotland Chapter. He was recently awarded the grade of Fellow of the BCI and is the youngest person to ever receive that accolade.

On hearing of his election, Bird commented: “I’m delighted. Thank You to everyone who also stood and those who voted for me. The BCI has kindly supported my career from being a student member right through to now. It’s through this support that I’ve been afforded opportunity after opportunity to contribute. I’ve taken each one in the last ten years to do this and enjoyed every minute. I want the focus of my contribution with this role to be a highly active community member in the thought leadership space and membership development journey.”

The BCI’s chair Tim Janes Hon FBCI welcomed Luke’s election and said: “I’m very happy to hear that the BCI volunteer community has elected Luke to the Board. His contribution to the community in the last few years has been impressive. 2020 is a big year for the BCI and I look forward to the Ideas, energy and commitment Luke will bring to the Board as our newest and youngest director.”

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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