A combined military and commercial information security career spanning 24 years has led to a wealth of experience being acquired in IT security, security audits and compliance monitoring, risk assessments, policy development, team leadership and budget management. Currently employed as the Director of Risk, Security and Compliance for Reed Exhibitions with global responsibility for developing security policies,
A combined military and commercial information security career spanning 24 years has led to a wealth of experience being acquired in IT security, security audits and compliance monitoring, risk assessments, policy development, team leadership and budget management. Currently employed as the Director of Risk, Security and Compliance for Reed Exhibitions with global responsibility for developing security policies, monitoring and reporting security compliance to the Reed Exhibitions World Wide Board, implementing security improvement projects, evaluating security compliance technologies, implementing security awareness programmes and providing security advice to senior Reed Exhibitions managers globally.
Global Information Security Director @ Providing leadership and overall responsibility for information security within Reed Exhibitions covering the entire global organisation of 38 countries and four thousand employees. Responsible for designing and implementing risk assessment programmes, refining auditing processes, sponsoring and leading security improvement projects, carrying out security awareness and compliance programmes. Oversees the creation and development of group IT security policies and procedures. Shares and communicates good practices across the business. Managing and mentoring a globally dispersed team of 24 information security managers. Implemented processes to manage and address risk associated with outsourcing partners and cloud based IT services. From July 2009 to October 2012 (3 years 4 months) Global IS/IT Security Manager @ Reporting directly to the Global Head of Risk & Security as the Global IS/IT Security Manager for Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications: a global role supporting 15000 users based mainly in Sweden, the Americas, China and Japan. Overall responsibility for the implementation of the Company’s Information Security Management System in line with the principles of ISO 27001/2. Defining the Information Security Policies for the Company globally and ensuring compliance with the complex legal and regulatory landscape in which it operates. Reporting IT security risks to the Corporate Risk Management Committee. Defining the Company’s IT Security Architecture and Strategy including PKI system, Intrusion Prevention systems, Enterprise Antivirus, secure messaging, wireless networking and Extranet to ensure that the technologies deployed enforced compliance with the Company security policies. Providing leadership to a number of direct reports and a significant number of indirect reports (globally). Interfacing with the Company’s internal and external auditors. Defining and overseeing the implementation of the Company’s Security Education programme. From May 2003 to June 2009 (6 years 2 months) London, United Kingdom
Bachelor's Degree, Chemistry @ Queen's University Belfast From 1982 to 1986
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