Australasian Housing Institute

Business Continuity and Disaster Planning for Housing Providers Professional Practice Seminar

Reflection on good practice methods for business continuity, disaster planning and disaster recovery

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Business continuity and disaster planning aims to ensure that an organisation’s critical business functions can continue to be executed in the event of a major disruption or disaster. The organisation is more resilient, survives the event and is able to minimise the impacts on its business operations and clients.

With the seminar in Christchurch a focus will be on learning from housing providers and industry professionals who have been responsible to enact business continuity and disaster plans and are actively involved in disaster recovery.

The site tour on Day two provides the chance to view Christchurch reconstruction efforts.


Program highlights:

  • Canterbury Recovery. Presented by representatives of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, Housing New Zealand Corporation, Christchurch City Council and Comcare Trust
  • Learning from the Queensland Flood experiences
  • Improving Disaster Management Practice
  • Developing a Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Project - Western Australian perspective
  • Improving household resilience. Business continuity in Wellington City Council
  • Tenant Perspective. A group of Christchurch tenants share experience of disaster from their point of view
  • Networking Dinner with a Special Guest
  • Christchurch Housing Site Tour (Day 2): visit some of the new housing stock being constructed by Christchurch City Council and Housing New Zealand


Confirmed Speakers:

  • Andrew Booker | Manager Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Operations | Housing New Zealand Corporation
  • Mark Constable | Business Continuity Specialist | City Housing | Wellington City Council 
  • Carolyn Gallagher | Unit Manager Community Support | Christchurch City Council
  • Helen Gatonyi | Manager | Tenants Protection Association (Christchurch) Inc.
  • David Griffiths | GM Housing Recovery | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) 
  • Peter Hunter | Business Services Manager | City Housing | Wellington City Council
  • Bev James | Director, | Public Policy & Research | Wellington 
  • Diana Richards | Manager Project Management Office | Rise Network Inc | Western Australia
  • Jackie Richards | Chief Executive Officer | 4walls Ltd | Queensland
  • Annette Sutherland | Housing Manager | Comcare Trust
  • Gary Watson | Strengthening Communities Manager East | Christchurch City Council
  • Networking Dinner Special Guest: Andy Lester, Chief Operating Officer, Christchurch International Airport
  • Day 2 Site Tour Host: James Hadlee | Christchurch City Council

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