Mellish Risk & Resilience

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Steve MellishA highly accomplished Risk and Business Continuity Management professional with an exceptional track record in providing comprehensive crisis response capabilities within multi-faceted operational environments. Competently instigates change through innovative strategy and long term investment planning to implement best practice across all areas of the business.

Reputed as a diplomatic leader able to inspire and motivate teams and nurtures talent within a company environment. Outstanding communication skills and a collaborative approach help impact and influence stakeholders at all levels. A passionate, ambitious and loyal individual, that takes great pride in making a difference.


  • Head of Business Continuity at J. Sainsbury Plc – 1996-2012
  • Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute since 2000
  • Previously Vice Chairman of the Business Continuity Institute in 2003 and 2011
  • Previously Chairman of the Business Continuity Institute 2004-2006 and 2012-2014


  • Leadership
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Cultural Awareness and Development
  • Communications
  • Customer Focus
  • Negotiation



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Steve was brought in initially to assist Sky with the annual business continuity company exercise, but as the work unfolded it was clear that new ways of thinking and innovative approaches meant much more could be achieved in other areas. 

Steve always acted professionally and communicated in a clear, concise and effective manner when delivering all pre-agreed work streams, all of which on time and to budget.  His methods were always well received and continued to promote best practice and encourage further developments.   

Steve’s experience added a great amount of value to the work that Sky was undertaking and his support allowed for a focussed, structured and embedded CMT and Incident Management structure across Sky UK & ROI. Initially this was not the primary purpose of working with Steve, however as he got to know the Business Continuity team and the company, he developed an understanding of how best to improve and innovate on other areas and work streams that we were engaging.  

Adele Johnston – Lead Business Continuity Advisor – Sky (UK & ROI)