Ewan Donald is our Principal Consultant, delivering Business Continuity and Crisis Management training, exercises and consultancy to clients worldwide, whilst also leading the consulting team and ensuring that they work to PlanB Consulting’s exacting standards.
While his extensive experience in live Incident Response and Crisis Management makes him especially proficient in this area, his Business Continuity portfolio is exceptionally diverse, covering a broad range of projects: the development and delivery of full lifecycle Business Continuity within a multinational organisation, the implementation of a training and exercise programme for an offshore drilling project in the Falkland Islands, and full ISO 22301 and 27001 implementation and certification for a fintech company in UAE, to name but a few. Ewan is also an experienced trainer, regularly delivering courses to clients worldwide, including those licensed by the Business Continuity Institute in his role as a BCI-approved instructor.
Ewan ensures the quality of all PlanB Consulting’s work by developing robust procedures within our ISO9001:2015 Quality Management System, which he helped implement within PlanB Consulting, as well as ensuring that consultants are trained in industry best practice.
Prior to joining PlanB, Ewan worked for a multinational security and response company in multiple roles, including Response Manager and Emergency and Crisis Management Advisor. He managed a 24/7/365 Incident Management Centre in Aberdeen, which provides Incident Management & Business Continuity services to clients in the Oil & Gas, marine and aviation sectors. In addition to helping to coordinate and respond to live incidents and simulated exercises involving serious injuries and deaths offshore for clients worldwide, his role included overseeing the recruitment, training and competency of over 60 response personnel. Ewan also delivered consultancy, training courses and exercises to clients across the UK, Europe and further afield over his four years with the firm.
Before moving into the world of Business Continuity and Crisis Management, Ewan studied for an MA (Hons) in Politics at the University of Glasgow, which was followed by work experience at a charity lobbying on contemporary issues at the Scottish Parliament.
Out of work, Ewan enjoys playing football and is a long-suffering supporter of Dunfermline Athletic FC. He's also incredibly passionate about music and can be often found at gigs - either in the crowd, or on stage as the lead singer for the rock band Watchfires.
Qualifications and Certifications:
- MA (Hons) First Class in Politics - University of Glasgow
- NEBOSH General Certificate
- OPITO Major Emergency Management - Initial Response
- DECC Level 2, 3 & 4 Oil Spill Response Certificates
- Adviser of the Year 2018 - Business Continuity Awards, CIR Magazine