Jermyn Consulting has strengthened its consultancy team with the appointment of financial services industry expert, Chris Lintern.
It is part of the Yorkshire and Warwickshire based Business Continuity company’s growth strategy and follows other senior appointments to expand organically through new business in key sectors.
Traditionally strong in the Higher Education sector, Jermyn Consulting has been the preferred consultancy for many leading UK universities.
The company has also been successful in the IT services sector, supporting a number of UK and European data centres to secure ISO accreditations for information security and business continuity.
Financial Services organisations, another key sector for the company, are increasingly under scrutiny from both regulators and customers and aspire to protect their reputation by developing resilient systems and processes to provide stakeholders with peace of mind.
With 13 years in the sector Mr Lintern adds depth to the already experienced team.
Formerly with the Co-operative Bank, he was most recently their business resilience manager responsible for the organisation’s Business Continuity and Incident Management frameworks.
He was also heavily involved in developing the Bank’s Recovery and Resolution Plans, a relatively new regulatory requirement imposed on Banks in light of the recent financial crisis.
Chris has previously worked within the Co-op’s General Insurance business and at Barclays.
“The appeal of Jermyn Consulting is the opportunity to work with a more diverse range of organisations and sectors,” he said.
“The company is ambitious and already works at the highest level in its sectors. Developing the Financial Services offering is a great opportunity.
“Business Continuity and Incident Management is constantly evolving as companies face increasingly complex legislation and regulation.
“Our task is to help them establish systems to maintain their operations in the event of the worst case scenario.
“My experience at the Co-operative will be invaluable for many organisations who have never faced adversity but want to prepare for the worst,” he added.
Gary Donlon, head of Consulting Services for Jermyn, said: “Expansion demands that we have the greatest depth in our own team to provide optimum expertise for our clients as they implement Business Continuity programmes.
“Chris will add a new dimension to our already experienced team and support our ambitious expansion plans into 2015.”