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About us

As a leading management consultancy founded in 1994, Business Continuance Planning Ltd (BCPL) provides specialist Business Continuity Management services plus related risk, crisis, emergency and disaster management services. We serve government, commercial and private organisations of diverse types and sizes in many sectors throughout New Zealand.  Our services deliver expert advice and practical hands-on assistance tailored to each client’s specific needs and situation.

Principal Consultant - David Dunsheath

David has 23+ years of active involvement in Business Continuity and closely associated disciplines of Crisis Management, Emergency Management and Disaster Recovery (non-technical). He joined BCPL in 1995 where he gained consultant expertise to design and deliver Business Continuity solutions. These include development and rejuvenation of strategically oriented Business Continuity Management frameworks and plans for response, recovery and preparedness. His expertise spans underpinning methodologies for risk identification, business impact analysis, operational contingency planning documentation, and desk-top exercising of plans.

David’s above knowledge and expertise originated during his professional engineering and marketing roles within Telecom NZ. In 1989 he led development of Telecom’s initial ‘emergency preparedness’ planning, while establishing key linkages with Civil Defence authorities (national, regional and local), and Wellington Lifelines Group of infrastructure utilities.

David has an MBA, BE and MIPENZ (since resigned). He is an Affiliate of the Business Continuity Institute , Member of NZ Society for Earthquake Engineering , recipient of Distinguished Service Award from RiskNZ (for Secretary 2007-12). His diverse volunteer leadership and administrative roles currently include and .