Ask the experts - Emerging Risks

We recently caught up with Briony Morgan – Associate Director Resilience and Innovation at Escalate Consulting.

Briony has over 10 years of experience in key leadership positions with a passion for helping organisations achieve their Business Resilience goals (Strategic Response, Crisis Management and Business Continuity).

She has experience across the entire business resilience lifecycle, from gap analysis, strategy and plan development, and facilitation of training and exercise scenarios. She has extensive experience working across a range of industries and enjoys looking at emerging risks and how businesses can develop business resilience to mitigate the impacts and take advantage of the opportunities these present.

Briony has recently completed an Executive Master of Business Administration which enables her to understand and apply business strategy, workshop facilitation, project management and analytical problem-solving skills.

We wanted to chat about all things emerging risks and whether we are thinking forward enough!


Briony, you work in business continuity and crisis management, how do you think this landscape is changing now Covid19 appears to be 'over'?

In Australia, there is the sentiment that we are increasingly moving to a pre-COVID normalcy in how we live and work. Staff are returning to the office either by their own volition or by direction, students are returning to face-to-face teaching at schools and universities, and recreation venues (sporting events, festivals, theatres, restaurants) are welcoming the public back with ever less prohibitive restrictions. COVID has all but disappeared from the front pages of our newspapers and social media feeds and we’re no longer d