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Why become a BCMS Lead Auditor?

Over a series of articles, Hilary Estall, Director of Perpetual Solutions, will be discussing subject areas aimed at those managing a business continuity management system (BCMS) and in particular, those systems certified to ISO 22301. With her pragmatic approach to management systems and auditing in particular, Hilary will offer an insight into areas not widely discussed but still important for the ongoing success of a BCMS.

In her first article, Hilary Estall shares her thoughts on becoming a BCMS Lead Auditor and explores why people sometimes mistakenly opt for this particular auditor classification when more appropriate options may be available:

In this article I consider the role of the Lead Auditor and why so many individuals opt for this route for their auditor training. It’s a subject close to my heart and one which, in my opinion, is misrepresented and therefore misunderstood by those seeking auditor training. Whilst it’s not limited to business continuity management system standards, this is the context in which I have written the article.