Enthusiastic, dedicated, pragmatic Information Security Leader with 9 years success in designing and implementing information governance and cybersecurity programmes from the ground up in the public (local government), healthcare (NHS/hospice) and charity (UK-wide) sectors; enabling them to deliver trustworthy, secure services.
Successfully managed information security risks through the creation of holistic, customised control frameworks; selecting appropriate controls from industry standards such as ISO27001.
Recognised for breadth and depth of information security expertise and their ability to both understand and evaluate risk at a detailed technical level; then stepping back and evaluating it strategically so they can translate it into terms of business impact for the benefit of the Executive Leadership Team and Audit and Risk Committee.
Life-long learner that proactively keeps up to date with the latest cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities, and industry developments. In the current pandemic environment this is more important than ever as organisations continue to implement digital transformation and remote access programmes at pace.
Thrives on change and is adept at influencing without authority; proven record integrating good security practices in fast-paced organisations with complex needs amidst conflicting stakeholder priorities. Improved trust in the security of services for customers, staff, and other stakeholders.