Erica Seville

Executive Director of Resilient Organisations

About Erica

A leading expert in the field of resilience, Dr Erica Seville is author of the book Resilient Organizations: How to survive, thrive and create opportunities through crisis and change.  She is widely published in academic journals and has led numerous large collaborative research programs focused on resilience. 

Erica has over a decade of practical experience giving advice to organizations preparing for and navigating crises.  She has led major research efforts tracking the impact of the Canterbury Earthquakes on the business community and the process of recovery.  She has an engineering degree and a PhD in risk management.   

Erica is an Executive Director of Resilient Organisations (, a Commissioner on the Board of New Zealand’s natural disaster insurer - The Earthquake Commission ( and is Chair of Response and Recovery Aotearoa NZ (, the consortium tasked with building New Zealand’s response and recovery leadership capability.