Interim CTO, Information Assurance Consultant


Reference #140


An experienced Technology Director, Information Security and Systems Engineering professional with significant security certifications. Key skills include: information security compliance, information systems risk assessment and mitigation and security architecture and product roadmap.


Career Highlights:

  • Delivered an information security compliance transition work stream for a successful IT outsource programme for a managed services provider. Undertaking due diligence and providing a Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) baseline aligned to ISO27001 prior to contract take on.
  • Programme and Delivery Management for a new cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) product for the UK board of Managed Services provider. All processes successfully navigated through the complex UK government accreditation process which was a key pre-requisite for go-live. Delivered on time, on budget and to scope.
  • Liaised with U.K. Ministry of Defence and customer representatives to ensure compliance with the latest security requirements for contractor IT systems. Maintaining and ensuring the accreditation of multiple secure wide area networks holding customer information.
  • As a Project Director for Serco, defined a board level information risk mitigation plan that was subsequently adopted as group wide standard. Also designed and delivered a web service portal that grew to over 6000 registered users within 18 months and was approved for use by the UK MoD secure network.
  • Technical Director of a professional consulting business providing niche secure IT support and usability services (25 heads) to a range of government and commercial customers across the U.K. (£5.7M/pa).
  • Project managed for Serco Test Systems the migration of the IT infrastructure from Novell to the Microsoft technology stack and achievement of UK Government accreditation for a secure network (IL3).


Experience: 20 Years experience of project, programme and business operational management within the information security and systems engineering fields of the Defence, Rail, Business and Managed Services Sectors. MSP (Foundation) and Prince 2 (Practitioner) certified. Holds a current UK Security Clearance and CESG Certified Professional (CCP) Status as an IA Architect. Significant experience of UK government security requirements including JSP 44, SPF, PSN, G-Cloud, ISO 27001 and CESG IS1 to IS6 standards.


  • Defence
  • IT
  • Local Govt
  • Security
  • Telecommunications

Will Work In

  • UK only


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