AVP, IT Governance, Vendor Management, Security and Business Continuity
Christopher Horne is responsible for overseeing the development, implementation, maintenance and continuous improvement of CIBC Mellon’s information technology governance, vendor management, corporate security and business continuity programs. He is the lead coordinator for CIBC Mellon’s emergency response, incident management, business recovery, service continuity and disaster recovery planning. Christopher was responsible for leading CIBC Mellon’s effort to align its Business Continuity program to the ISO standard for Business Continuity Management Systems (ISO 22301:2012), which culminated in the company's 2015 certification to the standard by the British Standards Institution (BSI).
Christopher has been working in Business Continuity planning since 2003, with a career spanning the retail, energy, banking, and financial services industries. He has been responsible for Canadian and North American Business Continuity programs, and has also coordinated planning efforts with parent organizations located in the United Kingdom and the United States. Christopher is a Member of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI), a Certified Business Continuity Planner (CBCP), a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and is Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).
Christopher has been actively involved in the Business Continuity Institute in Canada since 2005. He has volunteered with the Ontario Greater Toronto Area (GTA) forum in various positions and previously held the Canadian Chapters Communication Coordinator role from November 2006 to September 2008. He is the current GTA forum leader and became the President of the Business Continuity Institute’s Canada Chapter in June of 2014.