Ann’s consulting background includes over 29 years managing large projects across various industries including health services, banking, pension and investment management, education, research and development, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, public utilities, food, property development and management, publishing, human resources, not-for-profits and telecommunications. Ann has experience in global business continuity planning (BCP), disaster recovery planning (DRP), and pandemic planning with people, culture, environments and risks in numerous countries across Europe and Asia, and Canada, U.S., Australia, Mexico and Brazil.
Her focus on BCP began in the 1990s. As the industry evolved, Ann expanded her diverse business process and continuity knowledge to adapt and create agile holistic plans for risks in many environments, from large global corporations to small businesses, critical infrastructure and charitable organizations. Her firm’s clients for business continuity, emergency planning, and IT DRP span all levels of government, numerous business sectors and industry.
Ann is a Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP), a Certified Business Resilience Manager (CBRM) and a Member of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI), all of which are internationally recognized designations in the field.
Ann was a president and board member of the Toronto Disaster Recovery Information Exchange from 2006 to 2015, sits on the Disaster Recovery Institute of Canada’s board, and is a member of the Ontario Association of Emergency Managers. Ann chairs Centennial College’s Emergency Management and Public Safety Institute Steering Committee. She speaks regularly at conferences on business continuity, IT DRP, emergency response, health emergency planning and security to both business and government. Ann also teaches IT disaster recovery planning for George Brown College and virtual emergency operations for Centennial College.