Experiences from the hot seat: the need for leadership in the period of uncertainty

One of our five keynotes at the CIP Conference 2014 in Brussels

Prof. Dr. Nigel Lightfoot

In this presentation, Nigel Lightfoot will use the evolution of a number of crises from a personal experience to illustrate the challenges of working during periods of uncertainty and the essential leadership characteristics that are required to successfully emerge and recover from such crises.

Presentation synopsis

Professor Nigel Lightfoot served as the Director of Emergency Response in the UK Health Protection Agency from 2003 to 2010 and was the public health lead in the national crisis coordination committee, COBR. He was the lead on avian influenza, pandemic influenza, failures of quarantine, the foot and mouth disease accidental release at Pirbright, the assassination of Alexander Litvinenko with Polonium 210 and major flooding crises.

He will use the evolution of these crises from a personal experience to illustrate the challenges of working in the period of uncertainty and the essential leadership characteristics that are required to successfully emerge and recover from such crises.

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