Budapest, Hungary

Speakers 3rd CSO 360 Congress

Speakers for the 3rd CSO 360 Congress 2019 are currently in research. We would very much value your input into companies, countries or specific speakers you would like to see present on the new programme, which will be the third edition of this annual CSO 360 flagship event! Additionally, if you are interested in speaking at the 3rd CSO 360 Congress in Budapest this year, please let us know

Chaired by:

Simon A. Scales FCMI, (former) Head of Investigations (FTSE 100) and Director of Global Investigations (AEX) companies 

International speaker panel:

Dr Christoph Rojahn is a Forensic Partner with KPMG in Germany where he specialises in complex and multi-jurisdictional investigations and also leads the firm’s corporate intelligence and corporate security service offerings. He is a graduate of the universities of Oxford, Birmingham and Munich and has more than 18 years of experience in the fields of investigations, intelligence, corporate security and risk management. Dr Rojahn has led assignments in a wide range of different jurisdictions including Russia, India, Turkey and Japan and has lectured and published extensively on issues including FCPA compliance, information security and intelligence methodology. Prior to joining KPMG he worked for several other professional services firms and also was global head of security risk management for a FORTUNE500 financial services provider.

Claire Prestwood has over twenty years of experience in security issues in the Western Hemisphere.  Prior to her position as the Senior Security Intelligence Analyst for the Americas at Cargill, Claire worked as a civilian intelligence officer for ten years with the United States federal government, specializing in terrorist, drug trafficking and criminal threats in the Western Hemisphere.  Claire served for three years with the Joint IED Defeat Organization as the U.S. military’s strategic analyst on homemade explosives and improvised explosive devices in the Western Hemisphere.  She also served as the Defense Intelligence Agency’s lead analyst on heroin trafficking and production in Latin America, and later led the Immigration Security and Transnational Threats Team in the Office of Intelligence and Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security.  Prior to her work as an intelligence officer, Claire was a news researcher and unit coordinator at NBC News in New York.


Claire is an undergraduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and has a Master of Public Affairs and a Master of Latin American Studies from the University of Texas.  She also has a Certificate in International Migration Studies from Georgetown University.  Claire has lived and worked throughout the Western Hemisphere, and is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese.  She is a 2018 recipient of the Office of the Minnesota Governor Community Leadership Award for her work in mentoring young women seeking careers in international security and policy.


Claire is currently a member of the Cargill North America Women’s Network Leadership Team, the Chair Emeritus of the Cargill Working Mothers’ Network, and a member of the Cargill Junior Achievement Corporate Council.  She is also a member of the U.S. Department of State Overseas Security Advisory Council’s Latin America Regional Steering Committee, the Global Steering Committee of the Private Sector Intelligence Analysts Roundtable, and leads the Private Sector Latin America Analysts Roundtable.  She has published two articles in the Journal of European and American Intelligence Studies: Women in Intelligence: Communicating our Strength, With a Little Help from “The Rock” (June 2018), and More than Just a Myth: Private Sector Intelligence (December 2018).

In May 2017 I reach 20 years working in the security industry, 18 of those recruiting within the corporate security & resilience field. I have placed candidates in senior level and niche roles across 40+ countries and 5 continents in a wide range of industry sectors including oil & gas, mining, pharmaceutical, tobacco, FMCG, food, engineering, technology, telecoms and financial services. In 2013 I joined Barclay Simpson, the world leader in Corporate Governance recruitment, to develop their global corporate security recruitment function. Our consultants, based in offices in London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and New York work with clients throughout the globe and we place permanent and interim positions within internal and IT audit, risk, security & resilience, compliance, legal, and treasury across all economic sectors. Alongside my work at Barclay Simpson I launched Intelligent Access International in January 2017, connecting CSOs to proven security service providers internationally to save time and money. Why pay for a consultancy to fly halfway around the world, or pay a large mark-up when the project is sub-contracted anyway, when you can utilise a reliable local firm who can fulfil your requirements? Whether it be site security surveys in Turkey, executive protection services in Cote D’Ivoire, threat intelligence in Saudi Arabia, brand protection support in Malaysia, security training in Mexico, crisis management support in Russia or forensic investigations in Ghana; IAI are here to help you identify the best resource for you to use in a specific country.

Dvir has a military background in the” Israeli Air Force”. He worked as a Security Manager for “ARKIA AIRLINES” & “EL-AL AIRLINES” in Israel and around the world. He was the Security Director of EILAT & OVDA airports in Israel till 2007 and was appointed to his current position at 2008. He is responsible for all operational issues regarding aviation security operation centre and responsible for all security clearance for flights that seeking to enter the Israeli FIR. He is in charge for all the security clearances and approvals on each airline/flight that seek to enter to Israel in advance and in real time. In addition, I perform security consultation visits and audits in airports & airlines around the world that operates flights to Israel. In parallel, I run the aviation security operation centre (ASOC) that responsible for all the Security Aviation industry in Israel.

Liz Chamberlin is the Executive Director of the International Security Management Association (ISMA). She began her career in law, where she focused on insurance defense litigation, workers compensation, and corporate litigation matters. Ms. Chamberlin graduated from the University of Iowa (B.A., political science and international relations); and from the University of Iowa College of Law (with distinction). She resides in Hampshire, UK.

After 25 years’ service as an officer in the Royal Marines, Mark made the transition into Corporate Security in 2006. He has been the Director of Global Security at Smiths Group, Cadbury, Philip Morris International and PwC before taking up their present position as Group Security Director at CRH. Specialties: Security of People, property, information and reputation. All levels of investigation (including fraud and corruption), risk assessment and mitigation, contingency planning, crisis management, business intelligence and business continuity.

Michael Mallard has 15 years of experience as a security professional in both the military and public sector. Michael has traveled to over 60 countries, served as a diplomat on four continents, and operated in multiple dynamic, unstructured environments. Prior to his security career, Michael worked in the financial services sector in New York, NY.

Born at a very early age and growing up in a culture where cyber was a prefix for anything automated, menacing and malevolent (how history has a tendency of repeating itself), Marcus entered the world of Data Processing as it was known back then after graduating from university. Lured by the flashing console lights (it was also the disco era), the whirl of the magnetic tape and the click clack of the keypunch machine (TSO was still a dream), Marcus became a COBOL programmer, becoming prolific in Michael Jackson’s structured programming methodology (who would have known what future lay ahead for Michael). Having moved into analysis and then data architecture Marcus became the first devolved Information Risk and Security Manager for Barclaycard. After seven years in that role he moved banks and became Head of Information Security for Abbey National plc, now Santander UK. After six years at Abbey and a move into consulting for a large UK utilities company Marcus joined KPMG as a Principal Advisor. Eighteen months later he joined Lloyd’s of London as its CISO and subsequently became its Head of Digital Risk Management and Compliance, also embracing responsibility for data protection and privacy, during his 10 years tenure there. Having worked in IT for over 40 years, specialising in information risk, protection, security and compliance for the latter 27 years or so, Marcus decided to leave full-time corporate life and move to the South Coast of England in mid-2017, ever the seafaring Fisherman’s Friend. As well as being a proud member of the Pulse Conferences family, Marcus now undertakes advisory engagements, provides pro bono consulting and volunteering services and sits on the Cymmetria Advisory Board as Chief Risk Officer.

Mike, like most in the security business, is male and pale. But he has been on a journey from the Foreign Office, to the European Union, the United Nations and to Facebook and beyond. He’s lived in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, holding  a range of senior appointments and managing international teams often through critical situations.

Mike is the Group Head of Security and Risk for De La Rue. He is situated at the head office in Viables, UK, where he overseas security, business continuity and risk for the Group. Previously he worked at the businesses Kenya site as Head of Delivery Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE). Based in Nairobi he worked within the Delivery function of the business and extensively with third party partners. He is a decorated military veteran of twenty four years’ service, where he was ultimately responsible for commanding specialist close protection operations globally in support of the UK Ministry of Defence, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and other government departments. Upon leaving the military Mike was then appointed Head of NATO Close Protection Unit working at the headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Subsequently he then became involved within the global risk environment; coordinating onshore and offshore risk programmes in Africa, anti-illicit trade activities and security and risk awareness training. Mike is a well-qualified security professional, he holds an MBA from Durham University, he is an ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP), holds membership of the City and Guild Institute and an ISO lead auditor, to name just a few.

As Geopolitical Risk Manager, Ned designed and implemented the geopolitical risk and security intelligence program at American Airlines. Ned manages the assessment and dissemination of threat intelligence, to mitigate security and political risks to American operations worldwide. Ned is also the current Chair of the US State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Aviation Security Working Group (ASWG) and on the Executive Board of the OSAC Latin American Regional Council (LARC). Ned previously worked at Royal Dutch Shell, the Inter-American Development Bank, the US Congress, and Morgan Stanley. Ned received his B.A. in Political Science from McGill University in Montreal and his M.A. in International Affairs from American University in Washington, DC. He also studied at the Universidad de Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain. His graduate coursework focused on terrorism, specifically radicalization among Muslim immigrants in Europe. He is fluent in Spanish and proficient in French.

Nuno Teodoro is an information security expert with over 10 year of experience having its expertise on Cybersecurity & Threat Intelligence Strategies, CSIRT & SOCs, Data Privacy and Application Security Programs. With a background of B.Sc. and M.Sc. in computer engineering, he is pursuing a Ph.D in Cybersecurity, with several published papers. Currently he is the Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Truphone, and as served as an Information Security Expert and Information Security Officer in multinational Organizations like Vodafone and Allianz. He is a board member of ISACA Portugal and is currently an invited professor in several universities scoping his lectures in Cybersecurity Strategies and Data Privacy initiatives

Lady Olga Maitland, Founder, Defense and Security Forum and Chairman, Copenhagen Compliance – has wide experience in all major Governance, risk Management and Compliance issues in general and global Fraud and Corruption problems in particular. She is a special adviser to a number of dignitaries and a widely sought after speaker at all Major Conferences on several Corporate Governance issues. Lady Olga is a former British MP for the Conservative party. Prior to her political career she was a reporter for the Fleet Street News Agency, a columnist in the London.-

Patrick Kane is Senior Director Security for Atlas Air, a US airline conducting cargo and public/private passenger operations worldwide.  He is also the past Chair of the OSAC Aviation Security Working Group.  He has over 20 years working in private sector corporate security, most of that time focused on international operations and in particular, the protection of crewmembers and traveling staff.  Since 1996 Patrick has been a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) in good standing under the auspices of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS).  He received an International Executive MBA from Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Spain in 2004.  He is also the author of the book Practical Security Training, as well as numerous articles and several security guides, and was a contributing author to the book Personal Security, written by Tanya Spencer.  Prior to entering the private sector, Patrick served as an infantry officer in the US Marine Corps.  He welcomes questions, comments and suggestions and can be reached at

Since 9/11, Dr Leivesley has been invited by British and international media to cover public security and risk during and after major terror attacks, cyber breaches, natural disasters and nation state threats (  Exercising and training in catastrophic risk mitigation, exercise testing, industries, supply chains, and smart systems are a current focus of her work as Managing Director of Newrisk Limited and as a founder member of the Exercise Group7 LLP ( which also provides education services to Pulse Conferences. Dr Leivesley collaborates with a number of specialists groups on aviation threats, distributed energy systems and megaterrorism and catastrophic risk. She has publications on strategic analysis of technology in the operating environment (ICNS2015), Safety vs Security (NATO SAS-106  2014), and Resilient Core Networks for energy substation distribution for advanced energy grids (IEE PES General Meeting, 2014) and reports from her position as chair of a permanent monitoring panel for catastrophic risk and megaterrorism for an annual scientific meeting.


Dr Leivesley undertook her Doctorate at the University of London, focusing on catastrophic loss events ranging from nuclear war to train accidents. She trained as a Scientific Advisor with the British Home Office which involved scientific analysis of nuclear weapons effects for public survival. She also worked with hazardous industry in Australia and was appointed to lead recovery teams for cities following natural and chemical disasters. In the energy sector she worked on five power stations and she has been contracted to report on all major nuclear disasters including Chernobyl, TMI and Fukushima. She was a member of the technical committee for the first UK guidance document on Resilience and Cyber Security of Technology in the Built Environment published by the IET under sponsorship of the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI)


Dr Leivesley researches human factor failures, terrorist and hostile nation state threats across physical and cyber security. She is currently researching women in risk, security and smart technology for educational services to women and HR professionals interested in promoting career developments for women and wider diversity in industry.   She is a Member of the Register of Security Engineers and Specialists (Institution of Civil Engineers) and serves on the Steering Committee; a member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI), the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI); the Information Assurance Advisory Council Community of Interest (IAAC); and the Australian College of Education. She holds Fellowships with the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management and the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce. Dr Leivesley has undertaken research into a new generation of communications in response to catastrophic risks in cyber security.


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