Sadia Anwar BA (Hons), MSc, AMBCI
As a Consultant with PlanB Consulting, Sadia is experienced in delivering Business Continuity and Crisis Management consultancy, training and exercises to a range of clients across the public and private sectors. She is passionate about helping clients to find better solutions to improve their organisational resilience.
Operating worldwide, Sadia’s experience includes working with clients in the Middle East, Europe and the Americas, managing projects to implement and embed Business Continuity Management Systems within organisations. Most recently, Sadia was part of a wider team who assisted a payment processing client based in the UAE to achieve ISO 27001 and ISO 22301 certification which consisted of preparing documentation for audits and reviewing documentation to ensure they were all fully compliant with both standards.
Sadia also has extensive experience within the UK public sector, most recently delivering a full BC roll-out project for the UK’s largest economic development agency. This has included the development of a BIA through facilitating workshops with key service personnel, Plan workshops, Incident Management Structures and providing consultancy as required from the organisation. With a particular focus on Business Continuity consultancy, in a range of areas Sadia’s experience includes leading on the delivery of a Gap Analysis for several public sector organisations, which involves conducting interviews, document reviews and the creation of the final report detailing key observations and recommendations.
Sadia is also experienced in designing, developing and facilitating client exercises. Her experience includes designing and delivering Crisis Management training and a simulated cyber-attack exercise to senior managers at the UK’s oldest privately- owned bank. In addition, Sadia frequently facilities exercises and Crisis Management training for Senior Executives at a large international banking group in Portugal, delivering a regular programme of exercises to further embed Business Continuity within the organisation.
Sadia is the lead consultant and expert for PlanB Consulting’s Business Continuity Software, Catalyst. With her extensive knowledge of the software, Sadia helps clients implement and adapt the software to suit their organisational needs, She also provides individual bespoke training and support to ensure each client makes best use of the software.
Qualifications and training
- BA Honours in Business Studies with Law
- MSc Human Resource Management
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