Graham Nisbet


Graduating in economics from the University of Sydney, Graham worked for many years in the finance sector holding various corporate roles in human resources and quality management. In 1998, he established Nisbet & Associates, a business consulting firm working with major public and private sector organization, and in 2007 he established Continuity Planners Australia.

Graham began in the field of business continuity management in 1999, managing the implementation of the first structured business continuity plan for what is now OnePath, a superannuation and investments solutions component of the IOOF Group. He also completed a two year project to develop, refine and test the business continuity plans for Allianz Australia, a general insurance company with 3200 staff, multiple nationwide sites and significant IT operations.

Other assignments in recent years include the review and rewrite of the business continuity and crisis management framework, templates and plans for a Sydney based bank, and the development and testing of business continuity plans for a manufacturing concern in southern Sydney. He has conducted business continuity and crisis team exercises for state government departments and regional councils and completed business continuity projects for three large universities. Graham has also done various projects around pandemic and catastrophe planning.

He has experience across the spectrum of business continuity from risk identification, business impact analysis and the development of templates and plans, to conducting desktop review rehearsals, building shutdowns and scenario based simulated live crisis management rehearsals

Graham is a Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute, he was on the Board of the Business Continuity Institute (Australia) from 2012-18 and is a Professional Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute. He has qualifications in quality management, business and leadership, is a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders and lectures at James Cook University.

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