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In today’s world of deep uncertainties and complex interdependencies, it is important that Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) can contribute fully to the resilience of their organisations by understanding what specific measures are being undertaken to ensure preparedness, long-term resilience, and sustainability. This is equally true for public, private and voluntary-sector organisations. It is crucial, therefore, that NEDs can challenge executive decision-making on resilience and ensure emerging threats, risks and opportunities are understood.
Resilience First, in partnership with Pool Re, has just published the second edition of the digital Guide for Non-Executive Directors on Operational Resilience. This latest edition is a vital practical resource, providing key challenges and principles with useful case studies, offering the vision and foresight necessary for better decision-making. It features new chapters on: Diversity and inclusion, ESG, Cyber security and Terrorism. It delivers essential information to assist with Board discussions on resilience broken down into People, Place, Preparation, Process and Performance.
Ed Butler CBE DSO, Chief Resilience Officer, Pool Re:
“I know how important the role of the Board is in ensuring that an organisation has a prosperous future – and more importantly – a sustainable and resilient one. This Guide acts as a ‘critical friend’ to Non-Executives whose independence and ability to ‘stand back’ provides real value-add to the Executive’s decision-making.”