This content was originally published on The Resilience Shift website. The Resilience Shift, a 5-year programme supported by Lloyd’s Register Foundation and hosted by Arup, transitioned at the end of 2021 to become Resilience Rising. You can read more about The Resilience Shift’s journey and the transition to Resilience Rising here.

Over the past two years Nancy Kete as our first Executive Director has fundamentally shaped the Resilience Shift setting the direction of how we work, what we work on and most importantly – why. At this point where the emphasis of the programme shifts from strategy to operations, Nancy has made the decision to step down from her role as Executive Director at the end of August. She leaves the programme with strong foundations and a clear strategy, and will continue to add value to our work in an advisory role while we go about delivering in alignment with the direction that she has set.

We are enormously grateful for Nancy’s pioneering work with the Resilience Shift and the positive impact this has had in building our reputation and network. The programme is now firmly established, and our initial projects are starting to influence and deliver outcomes that will result in measurable impacts for key stakeholders and target audiences. Her value-driven approach is gathering momentum within the projects we are supporting and will continue to underpin our work going forward taking us closer to a future where:

  • Professionals will make decisions all along the value chain/project life cycle that account for how critical infrastructure contributes to the resilience of the larger social-technical-ecological system
  • Infrastructure will be planned, designed, delivered and operated to serve communities (provide, protect, connect) under both ordinary and extraordinary circumstances

We are proud of all the Resilience Shift has achieved so far under Nancy’s leadership, and thank her for her contribution. Our aspirations for the Resilience Shift extend well beyond the initial 5 years funded by the Lloyds Register Foundation.

Over the coming months we will be seeking a new Executive Director with whom we will work to ensure the long term sustainability of the programme and its role in driving the critical infrastructure resilience agenda over the next 10+ years.

Juliet Mian will continue to lead the programme delivery as Technical Director, with Will Goode as Programme Manager.

Jo da Silva will take on the role of Acting Executive Director, while we identify and appoint a new Executive Director.

Michael Bruno – Chair, Resilience Shift Board.

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