It is people who make the difference in the business continuity and resilience industry and the entry of capable, motivated and ambitious individuals charts the future of the profession. Movashan Moodley is a deserving winner of the Business Continuity Institute’s Newcomer of the Year category for Africa, having rapidly established himself as a highly competent member of the team since joining ContinuitySA in 2017 as an intern.
Within just five months, Mr Moodley was promoted to Continuity and Resiliency Consultant, demonstrating a firm grasp and ready practical application of the six professional practices outlined in the Good Practice Guidelines.
In a short space of time, he has worked successfully across multiple industries including telecommunications, cyber-security, technology, financial, banking, aviation, professional services and production. He is skilled at leveraging this cross-industry experience to develop innovative and cost-effective recovery solutions for his clients whilst aligning to good practice and international standards.
He has further been involved in the development of a new facet to Organisational Resilience termed “Operational Resilience”, which acts as a management tool to identify single point of failures within day to day processes of an organisation.
“Since joining ContinuitySA, I’ve welcomed the opportunity to learn on the job and hone my skills while adding value to clients by hardening their businesses against risk. It’s a great honour to be named Newcomer of the Year and I look forward to further developing my career in business continuity,” says Mr Moodley.
Mr Moodley’s passion for embedding BCM has led to a role supporting the management of the training academy, which offers a range of business continuity and training services. He has been involved in developing ideas that encourage organisations to further embed continuity and resilience. He has conducted research into enabling an anytime, anywhere online training course that focuses on continuity and resilience.
With a degree in accounting from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Mr Moodley has attended the ContinuitySA five-day BCM Practitioner Training Programme, and this May he achieved his CBCI certification from the BCI, passing with merit. He has also attained a certificate in understanding the requirements relating the General Data Protection Regulation which has come into effect in the European Union.