About Us

UPLANIT provide a full range of services, including programme management, customising and deploying our frameworks, training teams, running exercises and, providing support to management during actual events.

We have also developed cloud-based applications for running our crisis exercises and incident management to enhance our consultancy business.

Our Crisis Management framework has been used in finance, mining, energy, hotels, resorts and casino businesses for more than 25 years.

UPLANIT has been refining the Crisis Management framework for its customers over the last 16 years and is continuing to keep it relevant to challenges in today’s business environment like Covid-19, cybersecurity, and social media impacts on crisis communications.

Our Course
With the advent of COVID-19 and the resulting challenges of working with customers onsite, we decided it was time to offer our experience, knowledge, tools and templates to others through our online crisis management training course.
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When it comes to crisis management, I have experienced the impacts first hand, including the 1987 Black Monday stock market crash and the 1994 Asian currency crisis, and have lived to tell the tale.

I have a background in IT in Europe, the US, and Australia and I have been a global IT director for a multinational corporation, executive director in an investment business, and CEO of an IT company selling mid-range servers and ERP software products with dealers in the UK, Malaysia, and New Zealand. 

Since 2003 I have been working with my partner through our consulting company UPLANIT with various customers in helping them implement Crisis Management & IT disaster recovery frameworks, pandemic plans, business impact analysis, and continuity plans. 

I was one of the early members of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and was admitted as a Fellow of the institute (FAICD) in 1993. I also received certification from the Australian Institute of project management as a registered project manager.

Steve Power FACID, MAIPM, Director and principal consultant of UPLANIT

Strategy planning

Crisis Team Training

Simulation Exercises

Crisis Communications

Customers reviews

What people say?

Steve worked with me on implementing elements of a Business Continuity program of work. Steve was able to convey to all levels of management the importance of this topic. He is a reliable resource who has great attention to detail and has a vast understanding of the subject matter. These facts coupled with his passion and excitement ensure that Steve is able to add value to any engagement."
Kelvin Engellenner
Business Continuity Manager - Vanguard Investments
"the time Uplanit made available was highly valuable and appreciated”. ~
Justin Richardson
Business Continuity Manager - Auckland University.
"Working with Steve proved to be an invaluable experience. Steve provided excellent guidance and mentorship to the Global applications team. He established a disciplined, best practice based approach in the implementation of IT solutions for the company.
Steve Roa,