Dr SALLY LEIVESLEY PhD Lond.,MSPD, BA(Hons) Qld., FICPEM, FRSA, MACE, MIABTI, RSES
Dr Leivesley leads Newrisk Limited, which specialises in catastrophic risk identification, mitigation, exercise testing and response across industries, supply chains, governments and populations with a current focus on emerging risks to smart cities. She is chair of an international scientific permanent monitoring panel on catastrophic risk and megaterrorism which meets annually in Erice, Sicily. Dr Leivesley collaborates with a number of specialists groups on aviation threats and distributed energy systems sustainability with publications on strategic analysis in the operating environment (ICNS2015), Safety vs Security (NATO SAS-106 2014), and Resilient Core Networks for energy substation distribution for advanced energy grids (IEE PES General Meeting, 2014).
Dr Leivesley is a founding partner of The Exercise Group 7, TEG7 LLP (www.teg7.co.uk) which provides training courses for skills development and education on the rapidly changing demands from technology and risk to business systems and security.
Dr Leivesley researches human factor failures, terrorist and hostile nation state threats across physical and cyber security. Dr Leivesley was the first to publicly identify cyber-hijack as one of the possible forensic causes of MH370 flight loss and she participated in documentaries such as the Discovery Channel ‘Flight 370: The Missing Links’ and in a five year anniversary documentary in March 2019. http://www.newrisk.com/recentmediacommentary.html . Since 9/11 Dr Leivesley has provided regular television, radio and print media commentary and live broadcast assistance during high threat events within the UK and for international broadcasting to Europe, USA, ME and Australia. Events include the London 7/7 and 21/7 bombings, Westminster and London Bridge/ Borough Market attacks, North Korean nuclear threats, Iranian threats, the Oslo bombing, Wikileaks and Snowden’s data leaks, ISIS and Al Qaeda inspired attacks, militia style attacks on cities and hostage events including Beslan.
Dr Leivesley undertook her Doctorate at the University of London, focusing on catastrophic loss events and trained as a Scientific Advisor with the British Home Office on nuclear, chemical and biological threats. In the UK Dr Leivesley has presented on solar storm effects on system critical control devices and was a member of the technical committee for the first UK guidance document on Resilience and Cyber Security of Technology in the Built Environment published by the IET under sponsorship of the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI)
Dr Leivesley is a Member of the Register of Security Engineers and Specialists (Institution of Civil Engineers); a member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI), the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI); the Information Assurance Advisory Council Community of Interest (IAAC); and the Australian College of Education. She holds Fellowships with the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management and the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce. Dr Leivesley has undertaken research into a new generation of communications in response to catastrophic risks in cyber security and development operations for innovation in financial services.