Consortium Member: Resilience First

Guilherme Santos

Guilherme is an MBA graduate from London School of Commerce and holds a BA in Business & Management from Henley Business School, University of Reading. He has previously completed an internship in the convergence of digital technologies and financial services. He has a keen interest in business resilience and risk management. Guilherme likes to keep …

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Michael Rooney

Mike was previously the Chief Operating Officer of London First (2004-2018) and was responsible for member management, commercial development and company support services. Before joining London First in 2002 as Commercial Director, he was Chairman and Chief Executive of Langdon’s Foods Plc. He has had a wide experience of the dairy industry having worked during …

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Beena Chester

Beena is responsible for the strategic partnership and engagement direction of Resilience First’s corporate membership and networks. With over 20 years’ experience in the membership sector, Beena was previously the Events Director at London First, where she grew their programme of membership engagement through an expanded calendar of events with senior executives and politicians, whilst …

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Laura Michelon

Born and raised in Venice, Italy, Laura obtained two master’s degrees in Languages, Economic & Legal Institutions of East Asia, and Advertising: Art Direction & Copywriting and has worked in several countries. As a marketing strategist, Laura has gained a wealth of knowledge while creating and delivering engaging, effective, and often award-winning communications campaigns across …

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Alastair Brown

Alastair was appointed Europe’s first city Chief Resilience Officer in 2014 through the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities network. As CRO for the UK city of Glasgow, he reported to offices in New York and London and played an active and leading role in a network of cities from across the world. He set up …

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