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As most of us have probably heard the England Manager Fabio Capello resigned at the end of last week. The situation has been compounded by the Euro 2012 tournament which is taking place in June so this will disrupt the England’s team preparation for it. In business continuity terms is this a business continuity issue if CEO, Chief Executive or Managing Director of an organisation suddenly resigned? It could have a major impact on the organisation and plunge it into chaos especially if the organisation is in a state of change or in the middle of an incident. What is the business continuity manager meant to do about it? They are usually a middle manager in the organisation and unless they are very well respected will not be consulted, as board level decisions would be made without their input. I unfortunately think in this type of situation the business continuity manager has to be a spectator while the board or the senior managers sort out the issue. Where the business continuity manager can add value if that if the loss of the CEO is causing a threat to the viability of the organisation they can suggest that the strategic team get together, the incident room is opened and the event is managed as an incident!

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