Business Continuity Governance

BUSINESS CONTINUITY GOVERNANCE

INTRODUCTION

To ensure Business Continuity Management (BCM) is appropriately regulated and coherent it is necessary that it falls under the College’s governance structure.

 GOVERNANCE

 The Risk and BCM governance structure is shown below.

The Risk and Business Continuity Steering Committee, (Terms of Reference: Annex A: R&BC Steering Committee), sets the strategic objectives & direction for BCM and approves the Colleges BCM Policy & Plans.  As such, it is responsible to Provost’s Board for overseeing the development and monitoring the implementation of the College’s BCM systems and associated policy and procedures.

This Committee is supported by a Business Continuity Operational Review Group, (Terms of Reference: Annex B: Operational Review Group), that reviews the minor incidents, which frequently occur throughout the College, to identify gaps and systemic failures in processes, gather and promulgate lessons learnt and advise the Committee on where changes to procedures might be appropriate.

In the event of a major incident an appropriately senior group will be established to review how the incident occurred, how the response and recovery was managed with a view to establishing the lessons learnt; to protect us from future incidents and improve our procedures.  (Example Terms of Reference: Annex C: Major Incident Review ToR)

 The Risk and BCM governance structure