It’s been an exciting few months at CRJ, and here’s the official announcement of new people who have joined our Advisory Panel recently. Their extensive biographies are testimony to their wide and impressive experience – read more about them on our website. And a warm welcome to all of them!
Paolo Garonna is Professor of Political Economy at the LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome, Italy. He is also Secretary General of the Italian Banking, Insurance and Finance Federation. Professor Garonna was previously Director General of the Italian National Institute of Statistics, and Deputy Director for Labour, Social Affairs and Education at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris, and became Deputy Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva. He has published books and essays on applied economics, statistics and finance.
Eric J McNulty holds an appointment as Associate Director and Program Faculty at the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (NPLI) at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and as an Instructor at the Harvard School of Public Health in the USA. His work focuses on leadership in high stakes, high stress situations. Eric also works at the Harvard Chan School and teaches in executive education programmes at numerous universities around the US. He is the co-author of the book, You’re It: Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When it Matters Most.
Amy Pope is a Partner at Schillings, where she advises individual and corporate clients on sensitive, complex and high profile matters. A seasoned courtroom lawyer, she is a skilled tactician and strategist. Pope was US Deputy Homeland Security Advisor to President Barack Obama, where she led on challenges such as managing cyberattacks, terrorist threats, natural hazards, violent extremism, border security threats and disease outbreaks. Before joining the White House, she served as a senior official in the Criminal Division and as a trial attorney at the US Department of Justice.
Kate Rawlins is Associate Director, Digital Capability at Helpful Digital, where she prepares and delivers crisis simulation exercises and training courses. She is a former journalist and government press officer and has qualifications in criminology. She has worked in the fields of crisis communication co-ordination, community and stakeholder relations, media advisory and corporate social media management. Kate delivers training and simulations for clients such as Coca Cola and ExxonMobil. Her recent projects include helping to provide the relevant people with critical information in the Grenfell Fire Response (UK).
Mladen Vratonjić is Chairman of the Board and Director at the Critical Communications Association (TCCA). With over 35 years of experience in telecommunications and more than 15 years in public safety, he currently holds the position of Vice President of European Emergency Number Association (EENA). Previously, he was Public Safety Specialist at Motorola Solutions and Head of Telecommunications directorate of the MOI, Republic of Serbia. Mladen has led large-scale projects including the ‘Public Safety TETRA Network’ in Serbia.