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Thu, 29 Sept


Union Jack Club

ICPEM: Annual Conference

Our 2022 Annual Conference theme is 'From Response to Recovery' and will take place both face-to-face and virtually. We look forward to seeing you there!

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ICPEM: Annual Conference
ICPEM: Annual Conference

Time & Location

29 Sept 2022, 08:00 – 16:00 BST

Union Jack Club, Sandell St, London SE1 8UJ, UK


About the Event

This year's Annual Conference is themed 'From Response to Recovery' and will explore recovery through both an organisational and personal/lived-experience lens.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided with tea and coffee available throughout the day.

Confirmed Speakers

Professor David Alexander

David is an internationally recognised academic focussed on natural hazards, earthquake disasters, culture and disasters, and emergency planning and management. He is Vice-President of the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. His teaching mainly concerns holistic aspects of disaster risk reduction and practical matters in emergency planning and management. He has held advisory roles to organisations in different sectors and has taught courses on how to formulate and apply emergency plans, both generally and in the context of different contingencies and sectors, including business continuity, medical emergency response and industrial disaster management.  His book publications include "Confronting Catastrophe", "Principles of Emergency Planning and Management", "Recovery from Disaster" (with Ian Davis) and "How to Write an Emergency Plan".

Figen Murray OBE

Figen Murray is the mother of Martyn Hett, who at 29 years of age was tragically killed alongside 21 others at the Manchester Arena terrorist attack in May 2017.

Her talk is about resilience and strength in the face of adversity. Shortly after her son’s death Figen did a Masters in Counterterrorism which she passed with distinction. She also started campaigning for legislation to bring about mandatory security at public venues. She is working closely with the home office to establish

this legislation.

Figen is an experienced keynote speaker appearing at major conferences and training events both in the UK and abroad.  As a result of all her work with the home office and the security sector she has been awarded an OBE for her contribution to counterterrorism.

Her talk offers five take away skills that are useful to people both in work but also privately. They helped her navigate life through the toughest and most challenging times of her live dealing with Martyn's death and the aftermath. Figen believes that these skills are useful for listeners as they will help people deal with potentially very difficult situations.

Stuart Hosking-Durn

Stuart Hosking-Durn is an experienced professional with over 20 years  experience of managing emergency planning, business continuity, crisis  management, risk management  and H&S across a wide range of very large organisations including  the NHS, Rolls-Royce, Sodexo UK & Ireland, John Laing Plc. His  recent experience of working with the NHS has seen him manage the  response to incidents at both Tactical and Strategic level including  Storm Desmond, WannaCry, Clinical Waste, Junior Doctors strikes, Brexit  and latterly COVID-19. He currently works as Head of Central Operations  for the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS FT where he is  responsible for patient flow, clinical site management,  complex discharge, EPRR, security and all COVID-19 response. The Trust  is responsible for the delivery of integrated health care services  across 3 main acute sites, 50+ community sites over an area of 1,000 sq  miles and c8,000 staff.

Susan Greenwood

Born in Medway, Kent, Sue has spent her adult life as a dedicated staff member of the NHS. Firstly as a registered Operating Department Practitioner then to administration and management and more recently working operationally for NHS England throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

On 7 July 2005 Sue was travelling to work at Great Ormond Street Hospital when Germaine Lindsay detonated his explosive device on the Piccadilly Line tube train in which she was travelling.  Lindsay would kill 26 innocent victims and injury many more.

Linsday was part of a group of four terrorists who detonated 4 devices on 3 tubes and a bus across London. 52 people in total were killed and 100’s more injured.

Sue, stood just feet from Lindsay, was severely injured and would spend 2 weeks in intensive care fighting for her life. She survived but was left with life changing disabilities affecting both personally and professionally.  She spent countless months and more honestly, years rehabilitating from these experiences which altered her life forever.

Sue describes herself a Survivor. She remained calm, was never angry and only wanted to use her lived experiences in a positive way. For many years she has shared her story with Hospitals, the Police, Bomb Disposal Experts, Army, British Transport, International Counter Terrorism Cells, Survivor Charities and Emergency Planning teams at conferences and training events throughout the UK and Internationally in order to improve services for future emergencies and disasters.

17 years later, Sue shares her story with the ICPEM knowing that individuals and organisations are still learning from such incidents, that planning for disasters still requires improvement and that the support for victims, survivors and their families continually needs to be reviewed to ensure the response is the very best it can be.

Nathan Hazlehurst

Response and recovery under fire: How civil defence juggled response and recovery during the Second World War

The  operation of civil defence during the Second World War is often  overlooked by historians, with the exception of the warden service  epitomised by Hodges in Dad's Army. Their operations heavily influenced  modern emergency management practice however, with innovations created  that lasted long after the conflict.

This talk will examine  how local planners would respond to incidents and coordinate recovery  once the all clear sounds. This recovery would be cognisant of the need  to support individuals quickly, knowing that the next incident may only  be hours away, and could wreck all the efforts put in already. It will  also examine the innovations that exist to this day, such as Rest  Centres and the Citizens Advice Bureau.

Nathan  Hazlehurst is the EPRR Manager for NHS Frimley Integrated Care Board in  the South of England. He is also a PhD History student at the University  of Salford, studying the operation and evolution of Civil Defence  Casualty Services and the Emergency Medical Service in the Second World  War.

Mary Dhonau OBE

Mary has extensive experience in supporting and advising the victims of flooding during their recovery. Having been flooded herself on many occasions, she champions the use effective use of Property Flood Resilience (PFR) measures and is vocally passionate about raising awareness of flood risk and PFR /Build Back Better to homeowners, communities, local authorities, government and relevant industries, including insurance and construction. 

Mary has represented the ‘voice of the flood victim’ at government level, she appears regularly on national TV and radio during a flood event and speaks at many flood risk management national and international conferences.

Mary runs her own consultancy (MD Associates) specialising in PFR. She is the author of an eBook ‘Property Flood Resilience, Stories from homes and businesses who have made adaptations to help them recover more quickly after a flood’ Mary is the co- author of the Homeowners Guide to Flood Resilience, the Business Guide to Flood Resilience & the Homeowners Guide to Flood Recovery. She is a member of the Defra PRF round table and spearheaded the award-winning Cumbria Property Resilience round table. 

Mary was awarded an OBE for Services to the Environment in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2009. In Dec 14 she was awarded a HonRICS, in recognition of her high profile for standing up for the public interest regarding flooding. Mary was also given the ‘Voice of the Customer ‘award at the CII Public Interest Awards 2015 and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the West of England in July 2015 and was made a Hon Fellow of CIWEM in May 2017.



  • 1 hour

    Registration with tea, coffee and a light breakfast

  • 45 minutes

    Keynote presentation - Professor David Alexander

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  • Virtual Attendance

    To join the live-stream of the event remotely.

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