OUR ADVISORY GROUP
Rob May is renowned in business as a CyberSecurity figurehead. He has been the Managing Director of ramsac limited for nearly 30 years. He is the former Chairman of the Institute of Directors in Surrey. He is an international CyberSecurity Keynote Speaker and his TED Talk ‘The Human Firewall’ spawned two books. Rob is the UK Ambassador for CyberSecurity for the IoD. He has the Freedom of the City of London, is a Liveryman in The Worshipful Company of World Traders and was named as the first honorary lifetime member of the Cloud Industry Forum for his contributions to the sector.
Rob is passionate about helping people better understand CyberSecurity and he has won a number of speaker awards for having successfully done this, making the complex straightforward using real life examples, clear easy to understand explanations and humour.
EHJ & SJ Consultancy
Having entered the field of engineering having undertaken an MEng in Electronics, Evan joined London Underground under the TfL graduate programme working on Control & IT systems across an aged IT and control system infrastructure and was introduced into the field of Cyber Security when delivering capital upgrade projects for enhancing the Signalling Control systems back some 10 years ago.
Since leaving the Railway behind, Evan set out to establish a boutique consultancy aimed at offering security architecture and security consultancy services and has since had the pleasure in working in many areas through interaction with Clients in the finance, insurance, critical Infrastructure and e-commerce/retail sectors. Specialising in Cloud, Enterprise and Application security are the key areas that Evan enjoys and has recently began looking into defence tactics to further aid businesses in supporting themselves in an ever changing landscape.
PGCert TLHE, FHEA, MCIM, Ba (Hons), Deputy Head of Southampton
Business School and Director of Postgraduate Programmes
University of Southampton
Tom is the Deputy Head of Southampton Business School and Director of Postgraduate Programmes. Tom has nearly 15 years experience of higher education with specific interests in digital marketing and the use of technology within higher education delivery mechanisms. Prior to his career in higher education, Tom held positions with Hampshire Constabulary, Dixons Stores group and SME enterprises.
Tom has also held the position of Associate Dean (Enterprise and Employability) in the Faculty, as well as Head of Department, and Head of School at other Universities in the UK.
His current role assumes overall responsibility for ensuring compliance of the Southampton Business School’s educational activity within quality assurance frameworks as well as the promotion and development of the business schools education strategy across its Postgraduate programmes.
MARILISE DE VILLIERS
Marilise de Villiers Basson Consulting
Marilise de Villiers is a people and change leader. Marilise helps Executives to deliver an organisation’s purpose, values, and strategy by designing and implementing innovative and measurable employee engagement, learning and behavioural change strategies and programmes.
Marilise’s specialism is global cyber security transformation programmes, where she helps CISOs to create effective strategies for raising awareness of cyber risks, training colleagues to be cyber confident and competent, and embedding positive security behaviours into an organisation’s culture (DNA).
For over 20 years, Marilise has been designing and implementing people solutions (as part of global transformation programmes). She spent 16 years at PwC as a senior people and change consultant (main clients were Diageo, BP, Coca Cola Enterprises, Information Security Forum and NATS). Since starting Marilise de Villiers Basson Consulting in 2017, Marilise has held interim operational roles at Centrica and HSBC, as Global Head of Cyber Security Awareness, Culture and Training.
As a performance coach, bestselling author and thought leader, Marilise promotes the integral role that leaders and workplace cultures play in creating safe and inclusive environments where everyone can thrive; be at their best.
Head of Cyber Security Oversight
UK Civil Aviation Authority
Nicole leads the team responsible for regulatory cyber security oversight, for aviation in the UK. Her aim is to have a proportionate and effective approach that enables aviation to manage cyber security risks without compromising aviation safety, security or resilience (with a particular focus on critical national infrastructure). Having worked in a variety of industries in various GRC and technical information security roles, she loves the interconnected and diverse nature of aviation.
Headteacher at Ash Manor School
Agnes taught her first maths lesson in 1984 in Scotland. She moved to Berkshire in 2002 as Head of Mathematics before becoming an Advanced Skills Teacher. She has worked in East Ayrshire, Bracknell Forest, Wokingham, Hackney and Merton in a range of pastoral and curricular roles.
Agnes's move into school leadership has seen her work across a range of contexts including single and mixed sex schools; areas with relative affluence and those with socio-economic challenges. In all these roles she has put a passion for young people to achieve at the heart of her work, which in turn has seen an upturn in the students’ academic and social outcomes. #
Agnes has been headteacher of Ash Manor School in Surrey since January 2016 and is incredibly proud of what the young people in her school achieve.
CISSP, CCSP and ITIL
Information Assurance Manager at Guildford Borough Council
Michael is a CISSP, CCSP and ITIL qualified Information Security Specialist with extensive expertise in the delivery of information security, complex IT services, ensuring efficiencies and leading change projects across large corporate environments.
With roles at HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland and VTB Investment Bank, Michael has worked developed a varied range of technical skills with the ability to lead and engage with people of diverse and global backgrounds.
Michael is currently the Information Assurance Manager at Guildford Borough Council where he holds the responsibility for the development, implementation, delivery and support of the enterprise-level information security compliance strategy, with a focus on embedding ISO 27001 and being responsible for the Council’s compliance with GDPR, PSN and PCI-DSS.
Oxford Nanopore Technologies
Nick Harris is passionate about realising a team’s full potential through effective leadership and has extensive cyber security experience across the public sector, consultancy and SMEs. After 12 years in IT and security in the Royal Air Force in the UK and overseas, Nick worked with clients on their security operations, and risk and compliance while at Deloitte.
Moving to the Oxford University Press, and enthusiastic in the application of Lean and Six Sigma to improve efficiency, he invested in a preventative (shift-left) strategy to remove errors early, delivering application security testing and staff awareness, and the full spread of GRC capabilities alongside his leadership coaching.
Nick is now heading the cyber and information security team at Nanopore Technologies, continuing to focus on preventative resilience strategies and pragmatic technologies to return the most benefit for the necessary cost.
South East Grid for Learning
Heather is the consortium manager for South East Grid for Learning (SEGfL), one of the 7 remaining regional broadband consortia in England. Heather has driven the profile in cyber security across the consortium through involvement with partners such as the SEROCU, helping to raise awareness in schools and member local authorities.
Heather is the vice-chair of the NEN- the education network and on behalf of the group worked with NCSC on a joint project to increase cyber security awareness for school staff through easy to follow resource cards. She represents the NEN on two Digital Policy Alliance groups: cyber security/ E-crime and 21st Century skills, providing a voice for the schools’ sector. Heather is also the South East regional lead for the DfE EdTech Demonstrator Programme.
Heather is passionate in ensuring cyber security is not solely a technical subject but one that also focuses on behaviours and simple messaging.
Tom Huckle is a Director with 10 years experience in security and cyber security operations. Tom leads the Marclay Associates cyber consultancy, with a particular focus on the outsourced-CISO and crisis response services.
Tom was a serving officer with the Royal Marines, specialising in intelligence and reconnaissance. Deployed overseas, he led complex operations working alongside liaison services, with cyber and data analytics used to underpin many of the operational decisions he had to make. As a consequence, he developed a blend of physical and technical skills that allowed him to excel in his role as an officer during live operations. Following his career with the Royal marines, Tom qualified as a cyber attack monitoring specialist, working within teams of cyber analysts to mitigate cyber threats against the finance sector.
As the Director of Marclay’s consultancy, Tom leads many of the outsourced-CISO and longer-term engagements. Able to use his extensive experience to assist clients with long term planning, he has developed and implemented complex and effective cyber security roadmaps for clients in finance, technology, sport and public sectors. Proactive in his approach, he has demonstrated his leadership abilities and has regularly briefed business owners, boards and C-suite executives.
Tom is certified with the Council for Registered Ethical Security (CREST) and is a Registered Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst. He possesses a number of cyber security qualifications, demonstrating a wide skill competency in several technical disciplines such as CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Security Analytics+, CompTIA Cyber Security Analyst+, and is a certified ISO/IEC27001 Auditor and Data Protection Officer.
After an extended career in the military, Steve is now Group Head of Operations for Branding Science. A global specialty care insights-driven consultancy supporting the worldwide pharmaceutical industry, helping teams successfully launch new medicines with confidence. Ultimately, Steve is responsible for creating the operational environment to allow his team to be creative and produce excellent market research.
Security, especially cyber is a huge part of his role and through the relationship with the company’s IT provider and education of his team, Steve strives to keep the companies data protected. His military career and previous experience working with Law Enforcement has enabled him to understand the risks associated with a commercial framework and to ensure business continuity.
With very limited previous experience in cyber, Steve sees this as not only a great opportunity to enhance his knowledge, but to promote the SECRC to companies across the region in a similar position.
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