John is a certified Master Business Continuity Professional with 37 years diverse experience in the telecommunications industry and has been a practitioner in the business continuity industry for more than twenty-two years. He continues his work in the business continuity industry as a consultant and has been part of the DRI CANADA/DRI International instructor corps since 2007. His experience and expertise in the business continuity industry includes extensive work in business continuity planning and operations, both at a regional and a national telecommunications level, labour disruption planning, course development and delivery, exercise design and facilitation, after action reviews, risk evaluation, business impact analysis, strategy development, special event business continuity planning and operations (the 2001 World Championships in Athletics in Edmonton, TELUS 2010 Olympics planning and operations, and the 2002 G8 World Leaders Summit in Kananaskis).
Currently, John is the Chair of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Technical Committee for Z1600 Standard for Emergency and Continuity Management Programs, member of the Board of Directors of DRI CANADA (Director Western Region, Secretary & Privacy Officer, and Chair of the DRI CANADA Awards of Excellence Program), Past-President of DRIE West, past Chair of the Canadian Telecommunications Emergency Preparedness Association. John is based in Calgary, Alberta.