Resilience First is the world’s largest not-for-profit business membership network, providing the ways and means to drive resilience at scale, in a world faced with deep uncertainties and complex interdependencies. Part of the Resilience Rising international consortium, Resilience First is supported by blue-chip Champions and key stakeholders. Our network of over 600 global businesses employs 10.4 million people worldwide, located in 150 countries. Resilience First supports the evolution of stronger, more agile businesses that are able to minimise disruption to the delivery of goods and services in the face of unexpected challenges, thereby enhancing the overall resilience of the communities they serve.

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Rick Cudworth is a senior advisor in organisational resilience and strategic risk mitigation and is a founding partner of resilience and crisis specialists 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. Rick can comment on issues of corporate resilience at the C-suite level.

Seth Schultz is Chief Executive of Resilience First's partner, Resilience Rising. He has a long track record of building consensus and initiating change in the field of sustainable development, and of raising international awareness on the role of cities in tackling climate change. With over 20 years of experience, Seth’s background is as a geologist and environmental scientist. Driven by the need to create change in urban sustainability he has worked with leading and innovative organizations in this space including the Louis Berger Group, the US Green Building Council, the Clinton Foundation, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, the Global Covenant of Mayors, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), where he was Co-Chair of the Scientific Steering Committee for Cities IPCC and served as a lead author on the ground breaking IPCC Special Report on 1.5 Degrees. Seth can comment on issues of city and climate resilience.

Lord Toby Harris is a member of the Joint Committee on National Security Strategy.  He is the UK Co-ordinator of the Electrical Infrastructure Security Council and chairs the Independent Reference Group for the National Crime Agency. In 2016, he conducted an Independent Review for the Mayor of London on London’s Preparedness to Respond to a Major Terrorist Incident.  At the request of the Minister for Prisons, he led an Independent Review on the Deaths of Young People in Prison Custody.  He is a member of the Advisory Board of Resilience First.  Lord Toby can comment on issues of security resilience and politics.

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