Since the publication of our last issue in December 2016, exciting changes have taken place. I am delighted to be able to inform readers and subscribers that, as well as being Editor in Chief, I am now one of the owners of CRJ. Supported by new business partners and co-owners, David Stewart and Kirsty McKinlay-Stewart, CRJ is now part of Crisis Management Ltd.
Supported by new business partners and co-owners, David Stewart and Kirsty McKinlay-Stewart, CRJ is now part of a new parent company, Crisis Management Ltd.
The new ownership of CRJ brings a fresh dynamism and outlook, ensuring that we maintain our position as the foremost international, multidisciplinary platform for practitioners, academics and all other individuals and organisations that are involved in crisis preparedness, planning and response.
We have ambitious plans for the future and there will be constant updates on what we are doing via the CRJ website, Twitter feed, Linkedin Group and our monthly e-newsletter.
In addition to publishing CRJ, Crisis Management Ltd provides a wide range of services across the crisis management and resilience arena, including consultancy and training services – bringing the talents of some of the finest and most respected experts across the globe to this endeavour.
The future for CRJ is a positive evolution rather than a dramatic change, and we want our community to help shape that change. We have started this process with a slight tweak in terms of the publication’s format and size, which have been redesigned so that we can include even more information within our pages.
You will find the content and scope are as wide-ranging as ever – from reports on the avalanche tragedy in Italy (p12) and the London terrorist attack (p16), to horizon-scanning articles on the threat landscape
(p48) and climate change and security (p44). We discuss technology innovations in the form of virtual reality (pages 30, 34 and 68) and look at resilience more generally with a host of other articles.
The most vital element of the CRJ remains its community – our global readers, advertisers, authors and Editorial Advisory Panel – and we are committed to making sure that the quality and relevance of our content are maintained and developed even further.
The new team has already been out and about at various shows and events around the world and hope to meet many, many more of you over the coming months.