Mike is Head of Supply Chain Information Risk for international law firm Pinsent Masons, where he has developed and implemented a methodology and process for this purpose. He is also the lead for any client related information security assurance and wider associated security compliance matters and obligations. This entails relaying the firm’s information security framework and controls to meet the needs of the firm’s wide and extensive client base (many of whom operate in a regulated environment).
Previously at Iron Mountain, Mike was given a UK remit of expansion of ISO27001 certification scope, before becoming responsible for regulatory and customer focused Information Security compliance across Europe and Asia. He has also held a number of positions in the area of employee background screening. In this field he worked for Kroll (as a service provider) and then British Transport Police and Iron Mountain (embedding an internal vetting process).
His early career included various security related roles and environments ranging from a prison through to analytical roles at the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA). He finished an eleven year career with the Home Office where he specialised in South Asian political, human rights and security related matters.