Meet some of the team.....
Bev McGowan, CEO and Founder
Bev started the organisation in 2018 following 23 years in the Financial Services, Banking and Insurance Sector where she held a number of leadership roles in Governance, Risk, Compliance, Data Governance, Security and Privacy. She also chairs the Cyber Expert Group for the North West Cyber Resilience Centre in Greater Manchester and is currently studying a Masters in Digital and Technology Solutions.
Colin Currie, Data Protection Services Director
Colin has extensive global experience in Data Protection and Privacy across multiple sectors including global franchise chains, leading private healthcare providers in the UK, international wholesale banks, education establishments and tech conglomerates. Previously Global Privacy Director for a large multinational smart home appliance manufacturer/distributor operating across UK, Asia, North America and Europe. Colin has a Post Graduate Certificate in Data Protection Law, Information Governance and Security from the University of Northumbria
Adam Wynn, Digital Services Director
Adam has over 12 years experience in developing digital solutions, web development and digital marketing, previously working for Oracle and a number of design agencies. Adam has a degree in design studies and media technology.
Richard Preece, Cyber Security and Resilience Consultant/Trainer
Richard is an experienced international hybrid consultant, leader, former Henley Business School Executive Fellow teaching on the GDPR Integration Programme; and a National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Certified Training Scheme Trainer. He has led many organizational agility and resilience, cyber security and data protection strategy and operational consultancy engagements, including education, exercises and acting as an external Data Protection Officer (DPO). Previously he was Serco’s Director of CybX, an innovative cyber resilience training, exercising and consultancy services capability. He also led the development and delivery of a series of cyber education packages for MOD senior leaders and staff and spent over 20 years in the British Army. Richard has a Masters in Management and Defence Studies and a Masters in Design of Information Systems.
Andy Humphrys, Information Security and Risk Management Consultant, Trainer
Andy has over 20 years’ practical experience in numerous large-scale IT and information/cyber security projects and has an outstanding track record of first-hand, operational experience in the prevention of cybercrime and cyberattacks. Awarded an MSc Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2016, Andy also holds a number of industry certifications, namely CISSP, CISM, CRISC, CEH, NIST CSF Practitioner, ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor/Implementer, OSINT Analyst and Social Engineering Pentesting Professional. Andy is a certified trainer for both (ISC)2, EC-Council, and CompTIA and to date has delivered CISSP, CEH, Security+, A+, Network+, CySA+, CRISC and ISO 27001 Foundations/Internal Auditor training courses in both classroom and remote-learning environments.
Rob Cooke, Resilience and Service Continuity Specialist
Experience in Financial Services, International Banking, Manufacturing, Energy Sector, IT Service Industry and Public Sector. Experienced in IT Governance, Operational & Cyber Resilience, Service Continuity, Incident & Recovery Management, Business Continuity Management, Infrastructure Project Management and Service Design/Delivery. With over 20 years extensive experience in delivering complex IT and network solutions through implementation, installation, troubleshooting, problem solving, customer service and support. Also very experienced in Citrix XenApp, Project Management, Disaster Recovery planning, testing and documenting; improving Operational and Cyber Resilience as well as Business Continuity standards through the introduction of resilience, reliability and efficiency initiatives.