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Steve Van Rensburg

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Current Employer: Consultant/Contractor
City: Johannesburg
Province / State / Region: Gauteng
Country: South Africa

Profile Summary

I am a certified Business Continuity Management ISO 22301 Lead Implementer as well as a certified ISO 22301 Lead Implementer trainer. I have been involved in a number of ISO 22301 implementations most notably the multi-million Rand BCM implementation project for the City of Tshwane (previously Pretoria). Because of my experience and skills I am often approached by my peers and colleagues to provide assistance and/or advise as to how to comply with the requirements of ISO 22301 -2019. I am currently only a handful of Certified ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management (BCM) Lead Implementer Trainers in South Africa and one of the first candidates to obtain the Certified ISO 22301 BCM Lead Implementer qualification. I am an independent ISO Training consultant and have facilitated a number of ISO 22301 Lead Implementer as well as the Foundation training programs to a number of delegates across a broad section of industries in Southern Africa from Central Reserve Banks, Revenue Services, Banks, IT related companies, Central and Provincial Governmental Departments and many other industries - to date I have trained over 300 delegates and am proud of my pass mark record which currently stands at around 96%. In fact, I had the Director responsible for the implementation of BCM for City of Tshwane (see above) on a ISO 22301 Lead Implementer program. I am often requested by ContinuitySA, Continuity Mauritius, Blackboard Consulting and a number of other training companies to assist them with training during their BCM implementations. Prior to this, I was the Business Risk Manager for various divisions/areas in the Retail Operations of Standard Bank of South Africa from 2002 to February 2011 before taking early retirement to pursue other interests (at one stage I was responsible for the areas of 9 director's areas covering some 600 staff members). From 1 March 2011 to 28 February 2014, I was the Enterprise Risk and Business Continuity Consultant for Caridon Business Solutions. With Caridon, I was exposed to a variety of initiatives ranging from undertaking Enterprise Risk Assignments; to assisting with the planning, implementation and testing of Business Continuity Management Programs and Systems; to preparing and assisting with training interventions and presentations; to responding to RFQ and RFP tenders for various companies and Government / Provincial Agencies; to assisting in creating the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Business Continuity Chapter which is affiliated to the Business Continuity Institute in London. I resigned from Caridon in February 2014 and was approached by ContinuitySA in March 2014 to assist in establishing their business continuity training program and to become a trainer in the business continuity management domain and am still actively involved. Besides facilitating the ISO 22301 BCM training programs, I was a Business Broker with Renwick Premium Business Broking and in addition, I have my own Herbalife Wellness and Weight Management consultancy and product distribution business. I formally resigned from Renwick in September 2020 to concentrate on my training assignments and other related activities.   

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