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Wednesday, 27 June 2012 18:25

An Interview with Brian Gray of the United Nations World Food Programme


After 10 years of being cold, wet and hungry, Brian Gray left the Canadian Army in 1999 to join the United Nations World Food Programme. Since then he has worked in more than 70 countries in logistics, security, administration and programming. His two field postings were Sierra Leone and Iraq. Gray has been central to the development of business continuity in the United Nations. He assumed his current position at the end of 2009, and is responsible for the viability of business continuity planning across the United Nations Secretariat. Rowe: With the ever-changing environment coupled with the escalating threats from nature and terrorism, how you look to improve and modify your BC/DR program? Gray: The United Nations Secretariat has offices spread across the globe and therefore faces a variety of hazards, both natural and man-made, for which we need to prepare so that we can continue to implement programs. To improve our