Andy Mason BSc MBCI MBCS CITP
Andy is the founder and Director of Logical Resilience Limited.
Andy was Head of Business Continuity at PwC (2006-2018), responsible for the BC programme across the UK's 30+ offices and c20,000 staff. Andy overhauled the entire approach to BC and achieved certification to BS 25999 in 2009, and in 2013 to ISO 22301. Andy worked with other parts of the firm's global network, helping the Africa firm to get certified to BS 25999 then to ISO 22301. He worked directly with the Middle East firm to achieve ISO 22301, and helped the Australian firm likewise. He has also supported colleagues in France, Greece, Cyprus and Gibraltar. Andy was the catalyst for the firm establishing its own BC practice for clients, now one of the leading voices in the BC industry.
Andy originally started in BC management during his time at Sainsbury's and was responsible for the development of BC plans for the loss of systems and data centres, and into the Supply Chain, principally the depot network.
Andy has experience of responding to incidents from terrorist attacks, to major network outages and cyber events, from fire, flooding and power outages to travel disruption, strike action and fuel protests, serious product recalls and 'reputational incidents'.
Prior to moving into BC, Andy spent time as an IT auditor, covering all elements of Sainsbury's IT services, including the Millennium event and a £54m disaster recovery project. He performed IT audits and politically sensitive reviews for the Chief Executive at Hertfordshire County Council, including Fire and Rescue Service and the Police Authority. Before moving into audit, Andy had a background across all aspects of IT operations.
Andy is a member of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI), and is a long-serving member of the BSI Committee that developed BS 25999 and ISO 22301. He is a member of the British Computer Society (MBCS), a Chartered IT Practitioner (CITP), with a degree in IT. Andy was awarded ‘Business Continuity Manager of the Year’ at the CIR BC Awards 2010.