Speakers for Security 360-Talk to the Board 2019

The speaker panel for 2019 is currently being produced. We would very much value your input into companies, topics or specific persons you may like to see present. Please email if you would like to suggest speakers for this event.

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Having worked in IT for nearly 40 years, specialising in information risk, protection, security and compliance for the latter 26 years or so, Marcus decided to retire in mid-2017 but was quickly lured back to take on an advisory role for a Tier 1 UK bank.  At the start of 2018, Marcus also joined the Cymmetria Advisory Board as Chief Risk Officer.

In his previous role at Lloyd’s Marcus was responsible for ensuring that risks to IT and information were understood and correctly mitigated in a cost effective manner throughout the corporation, both in the UK and in its overseas locations.  His role extended to providing second line of defence assurance to this effect to Executive, Senior and Line Management.  Marcus also had corporate responsibility for Data Protection and Privacy and provided thought leadership on emerging digital related risks pertinent to the Lloyd’s market.

Prior to joining Lloyd’s, Marcus was a Principal Advisor for KPMG, working in IT Advisory and specialising in information security strategy definition and implementation.  Before that Marcus was Head of Information Security for Abbey National plc, a leading UK bank, a position he held for six years following seven years as Information Risk and Security Manager for Barclaycard, a leading card issuer and merchant acquirer and part of Barclays plc.

Board Directors including:

Peter Wanless, CB is an English executive and former civil servant. Since 2013, he has been the chief executive officer of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). After joining the Civil Service, Peter held a variety of posts at the HM Treasury, including Head of Private Finance Policy, and Principal Private Secretary to three Cabinet Ministers. Peter later held senior positions within the Department for Education and Skills and its successor the Department for Children, Schools and Families. He was CEO of the Big Lottery Fund between February 2008 and May 2013. Since June 2013, he has been the chief executive officer of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). He is a non-executive director of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT), which operates academy schools in South East England. In the 2007 New Year Honours, he was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) for his role as Director of School Performance and Reform in the Department for Education and Skills.

Air Marshal Sir Christopher Coville was born in Liverpool in 1945, and joined the Royal Air Force in 1964 as a Flight Cadet at the RAF College Cranwell.  After flying training, he served several tours of duty as an operational Lightning and Phantom pilot in the Air Defence role. His early career included staff and command appointments, including commanding No 111 (Fighter) Squadron, a spell in the Falkland Islands in 1983 as Officer Commanding Operations Wing, and later command of RAF Coningsby, where he flew the Tornado F3 and displayed the Hurricane and Spitfire of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. He is also a qualified helicopter pilot, having converted to Gazelle and Whirlwind. In July 1992, on promotion to Air Vice-Marshal, he was appointed Air Officer Commanding Training Group, with responsibility for all RAF Air and Ground Training, as well as overall supervision of the Red Arrows. In September 1994 he became Assistant Chief of Defence Staff Operational Requirements (Air Systems), in which post he oversaw the largest re-equipment programme for the RAF since the War, and had responsibility for the MOD’s Air Research Programme. On promotion to Air Marshal in 1998, he was appointed as Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces Central Europe. In this role, he was responsible for development of NATO’s Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF), and he was involved at the Operational Level of Command in the conflict in the Balkans. Additionally, he was charged with leading the Czech Republic and Polish Armed Forces successful integration into the integrated military structure of NATO. He assumed the appointment of Air Member for Personnel (an RAF Board position as the RAF’s HR Director) and Commander-in-Chief Personnel and Training Command in March 2001, and retired from the regular RAF in May 2003. He continued flying in the RAFVR, on the Tutor aircraft in support of the Air Cadet Organisation, until May 2012, when he finally left the service after 50 years flying in uniform. He has since recommenced gliding with the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club, and is the Hon President of No 2 Flying Training School, the home of Air Cadet gliding.. The Air Marshal was awarded The Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Services in the Air in 1988, the CB in the 1995 New Year’s Honours List and became a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in the New Year’s Honours List of 2000. In recognition of his work integrating the Czech Republic’s Armed Forces into NATO, he was awarded the nation’s Gold Commemorative Medal in 2001. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and is a founder graduate of the Open University. From 1995-2003, he was President of RAF football, President of Combined Services FA in 2003, and an Honorary Vice-President of the Football Association from 1996-2003. He is now President of the RAF Veteran’s team. Sir Christopher has enjoyed a successful second career in business and in the Third Sector. He is past Chairman of Westland Helicopters Ltd (2005-February 2011), and past Chairman of the European Aerospace Companies’ Rotorcraft Group (2004-12). From 2003-20010 he was President of the Aircrew Association. He was until 2017 Senior Defence and Security Advisor to Dell EMC/RSA, a global ICT Company, where he established a national reputation for his campaign to promote Cyber as a major UK commercial opportunity. Indeed, in recognition of his leadership role in Cyber, her is a member of the Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC) community of interest, and is a member of the Security Awareness Special Interest Group (SASIG).  In addition, he was until August 2014 Chairman of the Forces Pension Society, and is past-President of the Regular Forces Employment Association and a Life Vice-President of the European Area of RAFA. He sits on the Councils of several civilian and service charities, and has recently embarked on a part time career as a Guest Lecturer on cruise ships. From 2014-2018, he assumed the Chair of the British Helicopter Association, which represents the interests of all civilian helicopter operators and manufacturers, and was a full Council Member of the European Helicopter Association. A keen glider pilot, he was appointed President of Air Cadet Gliding in June 2015. Since 2017, he has been Chairman of the Strategy Board of the Aviation Skills Partnership (ASP).

Paul is a Managing Director, member of the Financing Group and the Deal Structuring Group, specialising in deal structuring and execution. He has worked on numerous transactions including Akindo Sushiro, Allegro Group, Althea, Corin, Dr. Martens, eDreams OdigeO, Genesys, Iglo Group, I-MED, Just, Magento, NDS, Provimi, Synamedia, Teraco, Tilney and Tricor. Prior to joining Permira, Paul practised law for nine years, specialising in private equity transactions at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson and, before that, Ashurst. Paul has a degree in Political Science from Bristol University, England, a post-graduate diploma in Law from the College of Law, England, and is a solicitor.

Speaker Panel of CISOs and CxO including:

David is a Chief Information Security Officer with over 30 years’ experience in the finance, legal and telecommunications sectors, specialising in information risk, compliance, information security, data protection and IT security operations.

Denise Beardon is Head of Information Security Engagement at Pinsent Masons, an international law firm. Prior to joining Pinsent Masons, she worked for The Security Company, a security awareness consultancy, where she was responsible for the creation and implementation of their behavioural change methodology including qualitative and quantitative baseline research. During the past ten years, Denise has worked on many successful behavioural change programmes for a number of high profile organisations. Denise is committed to exploring the interaction between human behaviour and technology and understanding why people do what they do. This insight provides her with the ability to deliver tailored strategic behavioural change programmes that ensure the individual does not feel undermined but empowered to make the right choices. By using behavioural psychology at the heart of her programmes, Denise aims to bring positive change to any cyber security culture. Prior to entering the world of cyber security awareness, Denise was internal communications manager for Cambridge Constabulary following a successful career in marketing communications in the private sector. She has a Masters in Crime Writing from the University East Anglia and is working on her debut novel.

Dr. Meakin retired as the Chief Security & Risk Officer at Burberry in mid 2017 and now advises businesses on cyber risk, including security product companies, Fintech startups and some larger international companies. In this role he works with some leading cyber security consultancies, including Cydefence. During 2018 he also acted as interim Chief Information Security Officer at GlaxoSmithKline. Dr. Meakin is a specialist in information and systems security with more than 25 years’ experience. Prior to Burberry he was Chief Security Officer for the luxury goods conglomerate Richemont International SA in Geneva, with oversight of physical, information and cyber security. Previously, he has built and led security functions in a range of Banks, notably the Royal Bank of Scotland, Dresdner Bank and Standard Chartered Bank. He has also been Chief Information Security Officer of BP and Reuters. He was a founding board member of the Jericho Forum, and has served on the Customer Advisory Boards of several specialist security product companies as well as Microsoft, IBM and HPE. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences and public forums on a variety of risk and security topics. He has a Ph.D. in experimental solid-state physics from Cambridge University.

Mun Valiji is a passionate C-suite Cyber executive and thought leader with twenty years experience of delivering business-enabling, transformative security programs across multiple sectors. Munawar recently moved to the retail sector, having spent the last five years in Media working for News UK and the FT. Prior to this he spent fifteen years running technical security gap remediation programs for JP Morgan Chase and Citi as well as some time in Controls Advisory at Deloitte. In his current role he is accountable for delivering a digital first information security-enabling program and a pragmatic framework built on policies and procedures that are compliant with local law and guidelines.

Quentyn has a wealth of experience in both the IT and information security arenas and, in recent years, has focused his attention on building business relationships across the world. Quentyn has driven Canon’s strategy to highlight the importance of document security and help business customers to minimise their security risk. Quentyn strongly believes in educating users about the importance of a comprehensive, overall security framework that will allow Canon’s business customers to improve security in a cost-effective way. During his career, Quentyn has worked in a variety of industries for a number of organisations including outsourced service providers, Internet service providers as well as Dotcom businesses, before moving to Canon in 2000.

An experienced Senior Leader & Corporate Executive, Security & Risk Professional, Ray is a globally acknowledged and well-known thought leader; recognised and highly respected as someone who delivers. Ray has sat on global programmes for the World Economic Forum on Cyber Resilience and the Advisory Board for the Information Security Forum. Ray has held Group CiSO/CSO & EVP roles for BT, National Grid, Interoute, Redwood Technologies and Airbus UK.  He has been fortunate enough to have held global accountability, ranging from consultancy, through to design, build and run of managed services; including full profit and loss ownership for multiple business lines, while combining this experience with protection of Critical National Infrastructure in the Energy and Communications industries.



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