As Head of IT and CISO I have more than 35 Years’ experience in the IT Industry and I have held numerous IT positions since starting my career in mainframe computer systems in the 1980’s. I have directed the IT department for JM Finn, an established wealth management organisation, for more than 23 years.
I am a technical leader and security specialist with extensive experience delivering transformative security solutions. I have a passion for IT Security and I am risk focused, understanding the bigger picture, delivering secure business objectives through a grasp of broad industry trends and new technologies.
I hold numerous globally recognised cyber security certifications including CISSP, CISM, C|CISO, CAP, CEH, CHFI and MBCI. I returned to academia in 2016 obtaining a Masters Degree (with Distinction) in Cyber Security and I am currently working towards my PhD in a cyber-security related subject.
I am an experienced Information security professional with a proven ability to independently master complex products and technologies.
I am a regular speaker at global cyber security events, working with a plethora of cyber security visionaries. Through extensive knowledge and passion, I attempt to address common cyber security concerns.
I have been a senior manager for 26 years, working with business units, suppliers and stakeholders to deliver systems and projects on time and in budget that allow strategic change and organisational growth.