Kim Maclean-Bristol

Director - UAE

BSc (Hons), MSc, MBCI


Contact: 07947 960 605

My formative years in the business environment were as an accountant which was followed by time spent as a financial software consultant.  Although gaining a huge amount of experience in these roles, I was looking for a much more people-focused role and now as a co-director of Plan B,  I am fulfilling all my job needs which are both satisfying and hugely enjoyable.

As part of my contribution back to the business continuity industry I volunteered for the BSI BCM/1 Committee BSI BCM/1 Committee to be part of UK team that developed the ISO 22301 and are also working on helping developing the Crisis management standard, replacement for PAS200.

I enjoy putting together the skills in business continuity whether it is in the training or in consultation; explaining, teaching and reducing that jargon!

Qualifications and Certifications:

  • CBCI with Merit
  • Certified Lead Auditor:
    • BS 1100:2014 - Crisis Management - Guidance and Good Practice.
    • BS 25999
    • BS 65000:2014 - Guidance on Organisational Resillience  
    • ISO 22301:2012 - Security and Resillience - Business Continuity Management (one of the first certified organisations in Sweden/one in the first 10 in the United States)
    • ISO 22313:2012 - Security and Resillience - Business Conitnuity Management Systems
    • ISO/TS 22317:2015 - Societal Security - Business Continuity Management Systems - Guidelines for BIA
    • ISO/TS 22331 - Security and Resillence - Guidelines for Business Continuity Strategy
  • Taught the BCI Good Practice Guidelines Training Course both over webinar and face to face and in the UK and in the USA
  • ICOR BCM 5000 ISO22301 Lead Auditor Training quallified instructor
  • PGDE (Secondary) Mathematics, Jordanhill, University of Strathclyde
  • MSc Recreation Management, Loughborough University
  • BSc (Hons) Statistics, Queen Mary College, University of London


CIR Awards finalist  - Business Continuity Newcomer 2011

Publications, media appearances and conferences

  • Interviewed for BBC scotland business programme and morning news
  • Normit  ‘Rocket science or documenting the obvious?’  presented with Water Direct
  • IFSEC “Security & Business Continuity Working Together”

Further information

I enjoy boating, squash and socialising. I am also a volunteer for the Childrens Panel which is an independent lay tribunal and a crucial part of the Children's Hearings System, which is Scotland's distinctive approach to dealing with children and young people who are in trouble or at risk.