Rick Cudworth to head business continuity and resilience, EMEA
Deloitte has appointed Rick Cudworth as head of business continuity and resilience, EMEA. Cudworth was previously a global leader for business and technology continuity services with KPMG.
Cudworth joins a growing enterprise risk services practice at Deloitte, the new team has already grown to ten.
Simon Owen, senior partner who leads the UK ERS technology practice commented: ‘We are delighted to welcome an expert of such high calibre in the business continuity and resilience area to Deloitte. Rick and his team will bring considerable expertise to Deloitte’s clients, providing insight as to how they can best protect themselves in the challenging environment we operate in today. He is a recognised leader in his field by many major financial institutions in London.
‘Deloitte already has a global presence in business continuity and resilience in many key markets and we are clear in our ambition to build a market leading practice in the UK.’
“Deloitte already has a global presence in business continuity and resilience in many key markets and we are clear in our ambition to build a market leading practice in the UK.
Simon Owen, senior partner who leads the UK ERS technology practice
Cudworth played an important role in the development of the new British Standard on Business Continuity, BS 25999-1 as a co-opted member and chair of one of the working parties.
Rick Cudworth commented: ‘Recent events across the world show that whilst a company cannot predict the scenario it might face - it can prepare for the unexpected. If you are a global company you can expect to have to respond to two or three major natural disasters every year. In the last twelve months, one global organisation had to invoke their business continuity plans on average once per week, every week, to respond to significant events around the world.
‘Deloitte’s services are designed to help a business improve its response to a major event such as natural disaster, terrorism, information leakage or financial crisis. We focus on building individual and collective resilience, including the supply chain and critical third parties, to keep the business running and to protect its reputation and its people. With the nature of global threats, a successful response depends on communication, co-ordination and investment in protective measures by all.’