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Meet The Team


Crisis Prepared Limited is an independent specialist organisational resilience consultancy. Our focus is to help organisations become more resilient by building holistic integrated business continuity, crisis and incident management systems.

James McALISTER - Multi-award winning organisational resilience consultant

Founder & Director


James McAlister is a former police officer with 40 years’ experience in Business Continuity (BC), Crisis, Major Incident & Disaster Management, Civil Protection, Emergency Planning, Security, Firearms, Public Order, Training and Exercising. 


He has advised, planned and led many operations and exercises throughout the UK and internationally including political party conferences, major sporting events, royal / ministerial visits, counter terrorism operations, public order events and environmental / man-made disasters.


In 2005, James was chosen by the UK Government to become a member of the European Union Civil Protection Team and since then has deployed on missions ranging from the Sichuan Earthquake – China 2008 to Super Typhoon Haiyan - Philippines 2013.


He has a Master’s Degree and Diploma’s in Business Continuity Management & Education; is a qualified higher education teacher, assessor, coach and a BCI Approved Instructor.


James is the former chair of the Business Continuity Institute, the BCI Global Membership Council, North West Region Forum and subject matter expert to the UK Association of Chief Police Officers. 


He is a Business Continuity ISO 22301 Lead Auditor and a former member of the British Standards Institute’s Societal Security Resilience Group which developed the organizational resilience standard.


James is a Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute and Institute for Civil Protection & Emergency Management


Since forming his consultancy ‘Crisis Prepared Limited’, he has worked with many global high profile clients across sectors including retail, manufacturing, banking, healthcare, medicine, insurance, utilities and food products. 


Crisis Prepared has won many prestigious industry awards recognising their expertise in the areas of Crisis, Major Incident and Business Continuity Management.



Crisis Prepared Limited has a number of highly qualified and experienced associate consultants available to cater for clients with the following requirements: - 

  • Aviation Security

  • CCTV

  • Civil Protection

  • Conflict Management

  • Counter Terrorism

  • Cyber Security 

  • Emergency Management

  • Event Planning

  • Intelligence

  • Investigation 

  • Marine Security

  • Personal Protection

  • Physical Security

  • Public Order

  • Surveillance

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