Why have a Business Continuity Steering Group?

The establishment of a high-level Business Continuity Steering Group will help to raise the profile of Business Continuity Management (BCM) and will also establish high-level approval for the BC project. Such a group is necessary to:

  • Set business recovery priorities and objectives
  • Sign off on Business Continuity deliverables
  • Agree maximum acceptable outage/maximum tolerable period of disruption, recovery time and recovery point objectives and the organization’s appetite for risk
  • Reconcile any conflicts of priority
  • Make recommendations, including budget recommendations, for Board approval


The Business Continuity Steering Group demonstrates Board commitment to Business Continuity, empowers the Business Continuity Manager and helps to raise the profile and awareness of Business Continuity Management.



Michael Herrera is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MHA. In his role, Michael provides global leadership to the entire set of industry practices and horizontal capabilities within MHA. Under his leadership, MHA has become a leading provider of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery services to organizations on a global level. He is also the founder of BCMMETRICS, a leading cloud based tool designed to assess business continuity compliance and residual risk. Michael is a well-known and sought after speaker on Business Continuity issues at local and national contingency planner chapter meetings and conferences. Prior to founding MHA, he was a Regional VP for Bank of America, where he was responsible for Business Continuity across the southwest region.

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