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Advisory Board

  • Paul H. Barnes, Ph.D.
    Paul H. Barnes is a deputy director and research leader (Risk and Crisis Management) of the Information Security Institute and senior lecturer within the School of Management of the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. His teaching and research interests cover resilience in critical infrastructure systems, socio-technical threats and the application Business Continuity Management across institutions. He has undergraduate qualifications in Environmental Science and a Ph.D. in Risk and Organizational Analysis. He has completed projects across the public and private sectors including the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies on trade security, threat assessment and counter-terrorism capacity building needs. Before returning to academia he worked within the public sector, including positions as Manager, State Public Safety Unit (Queensland State Fire and Rescue Authority); Corporate Risk Manager (Queensland Department of Primary Industries); and most recently, Director of Security Policy Development within the Defense Security Authority, the Department of Defense, Canberra.
  • Giampiero E. Beroggi, Ph.D.
    Giampiero E. Beroggi is the managing director of the Statistical Office of the Canton Zurich, Switzerland and professor of Business Information Technology at the Zurich School of Business Administration. He was associate professor at Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, and Visiting Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Switzerland . He has a Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy , N.Y. He is an editorial board member of the International Journal of Emergency Management, a senior member of IEEE and member of The Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences, and The International Emergency Management Society.
  • Richard C. Fairlamb, MBCP, FBCI, CISSP, MBA 
    Richard C. Fairlamb has been a contingency planner for forty years and is a recognized authority in developing practical, viable vital asset protection and security programs. He is president of Fairlamb and Associates, Inc. a provider of business continuity and recovery services in all sectors of business. His particular focus is providing process-based Business Continuity and Recovery programs to ensure that his client companies meet board of director mandated, regulatory, legal and business recovery requirements for their time-sensitive business processes. Mr. Fairlamb was director of Contingency Planning for Sprint Corporation. He also led the development of a high security theater-level war-gaming laboratory at General Dynamics (now Lockheed-Martin Tactical Systems) for the U.S. Department of Defense. Mr. Fairlamb is certified as a Master Business Continuity Professional and senior instructor for the Disaster Recovery Institute International. He is a fellow of the Business Continuity Institute and is a certified information systems security professional. Mr. Fairlamb is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, and has a Master of Science Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from the Boston University. Mr. Fairlamb was a combat pilot in the Vietnam War, and a US Air Force tactical fighter unit commander in Europe. He led a major Air Force-wide aircraft re-equipment program and was the US National Military advocate for long range planning of political, fiscal and weapons systems issues at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. He has received numerous awards for service to the United States, including the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal with 21 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Purple Heart.
  • Simon French, Ph.D.
    Simon French is professor of Information and Decision Sciences at Manchester Business School. Previously he has held appointments at the Universities of Leeds and Manchester in the areas of decision theory, statistics, operational research and information systems. Professor French is known for his work on decision making. This began with his early work on decision theory which saw several papers on the mathematical foundations of rational decision making and the publication of his text on decision theory. That strand of his work still continues (e.g French and Insua, Statistical Decision Theory, Edward Arnold, London , 2000), however, his work generally has become more applied, looking at ways of supporting real decision makers facing major strategic issues. He has collaborations with behavioral scientists and psychologists to help understand how real decision makers can be supported in complex decisions in ways that are mindful of their human characteristics; and how the decision makers may communicate with stakeholders, particularly in circumstances of high uncertainty. He has also worked on the design of decision support systems, again recognizing the need to temper the output of rational decision models with the needs and behaviors of real decision makers. In applications Professor French has worked with many regulators and organizations in the public sector: the Department of Health, the UK Food Standards Authority, the European Space Agency, the Health Protection Agency, and many parts of the nuclear industry at national and European levels.  In all his work the emphasis is on multi-disciplinary approaches to solving real problems and the innovative use of technology in supporting decision making. Much of his consultancy is as a facilitator of decision conferences, using small group meetings with IT support to drive forward strategic decision making in organizations. He has a particular interest in and is known for his work on supporting emergency management processes.  Currently, his research is working on major societal decisions and the roles of public participation in these.
  • Holmes E. Miller, Ph.D.
    Holmes E. Miller is professor of Business at Muhlenberg College. Dr. Miller was instrumental in establishing the risk and disaster management program globally for the Chase Manhattan Bank. He developed and conducts the seminar in Disaster Management at Muhlenberg College and also teaches courses in the areas of Operations Management, Management Science, Electronic Commerce, and Information Systems. His research interests include risk management, disaster planning, and decision analysis. Prior to coming to Muhlenberg, he taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and consulted for several Fortune 500 companies. He has a Ph.D. in Management Science from Northwestern University.
  • Douglas M. Henderson, FSA, CBCP
    Douglas M. Henderson is president of Disaster Management, Inc. Mr. Henderson's clients include Bombardier Capital Group, CP Ships, Discovery Channel Latin America, Intek Plastics, Kemper-NATLSCO, Professional Golfers' Association (PGA), University of Miami, United Educators Insurance Company and numerous other organizations. The activities he has undertaken on behalf of these organizations includes conducting site inspections and writing risk assessment reports, business impact analysis reports, business continuity plans, emergency response plans and the facilitating of tabletop exercises. Mr. Henderson has a degree in mathematics from the University of Arizona. His professional credentials include FSA - Fellow, Society of Actuaries, and CBCP - Certified Business Continuity Professional. He is the author of many books and templates to prepare organizations for disasters.