Speakers List - Cybersecurity Strategy Briefing


Phil Beckett

Managing Director

Alvarez & Marsal

Phil is Managing Director of Alvarez & Marsal's disputes and investigations practice in London, bringing more than 19 years of experience in forensic technology engagements, advising clients on forensic investigations of digital evidence, the interrogation of complex data sets, information governance, cyber risk and the disclosure of electronic documents. Phil leads the forensic technology team across Europe. He was recently named Who's Who Legal Investigations Digital Forensic Expert of the Year.

Phil has conducted cyber investigations, led anti-bribery investigations, kickback investigations, IP theft cases, employment disputes, fraud investigations, cartel/anti-trust investigations, compliance review exercises, vulnerability assessments and has supported commercial litigation & international arbitration matters. Many of these cases have been cross-border, requiring close monitoring of data security, data protection and privacy legislation as well as the appropriate use of technology. Phil has also acted as an IT Forensics Expert and given written testimony.

Brian Cave

IT Director

Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment

Brian is Director of IT at the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. Being a member of the CISI's executive team, he oversees the use of IT and technology throughout the organisation, with a continuous assessment of systems, data security and business systems requirements. Having started his career nearly 20 years ago, Brian has worked within IT and systems' security across a range of industries and business types, from large global corporations to small and medium enterprises. Brian has got strong technical background with a proven track record of driving change and innovation.

Julie Donkin

Director of Cyber and Tech Division

Ashley Page Insurance Brokers

Julie commenced her insurance career some 28 years ago working and has worked for multiple insurance brokers since. She joined Ashley Page Insurance Brokers in 2014 working with her co-director and various insurers to design a cyber offering and focus her skills, qualities and attributes within this specialised area to promote the awareness. Julie has also complimented her experience with additional education by recently completing an Open University course on Cyber security. She continues to identifying new and unique opportunities with an emphasis on strategy, cyber risk management and insurance product delivery. Julie is proud to have won a British Insurance Award in 2016 for Cyber Product Innovation/Commercial Broker.

Julie is passionate about educating and protecting her new and existing clients in this ever changing new word of technology whilst maintaining a high level of professionalism and honesty.

Matthias Goetz


White & Case LLP

Matthias is Associate in the Global Intellectual Property Practice of the law firm White & Case LLP. He advises national and international companies in the areas of data protection and privacy, information technology (IT), and intellectual property (IP), including intellectual property and data protection aspects of corporate transactions.

In the area of data protection and privacy, he advises on matters such as cross-border data transfers, data breach responses, implementing privacy policies, and general data protection compliance issues. Matthias advises numerous clients on the likely impact of the proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation. He also advises a major global bank on various commercial contracts, including services agreements, software licence and support agreements as well as outsourcing agreements.

Matthias frequently publishes on topics related to the aforementioned areas.

Neill Newman

Head of Security


Neill is a seasoned information security professional with experience in governance, data protection, business continuity, information risk management, user awareness and incident management. He has designed and implemented strategic cyber resilience programmes across a variety of businesses and sectors, overseen by a number of UK, US and European regulators. Neill has operated at C-level and influenced numerous Boards over the years. He is equally at home with high level business processes as well as low level technical change initiatives.

Neill holds an MBA, a Ph.D. in Electronic/Software Engineering, and is interested in strategic issues for cyber risk management.

Dave Palmer

Director of Technology


Dave Palmer is a cyber security technical expert with over ten years' experience at the forefront of government intelligence operations. He has worked across UK intelligence agencies GCHQ and MI5, where he delivered mission-critical infrastructure services, including the replacement and security of entire global networks, the development of operational internet capabilities and the management of critical disaster recovery incidents. At Darktrace, Dave oversees the mathematics and engineering teams and product strategy. He holds a first class degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of Birmingham.

Russell Wing

Head of Information Security


Russell has been working on cyber and information security for more than 15 years, establishing functions and teams responsible for securing enterprise operating environments. During that time he has stayed a techie at heart and helped a number of financial services organisations to transform security capabilities for prevention, detection and response to better manage their cyber risk.

Russell believes that good security requires careful consideration of people and process in addition to the right technology choices, and that you can achieve a lot with a clear strategy and the right metrics.

Andrew Yeomans

Former Head of Application Security Architecture

Lloyds Banking Group

Andrew Yeomans was Head of Application Security Architecture at Lloyds Banking Group and Head of Security Engineering at Commerzbank London (formerly Dresdner Kleinwort investment bank).

Andrew was on the management board of the Jericho Forum, an international information security thought-leadership group dedicated to defining ways to deliver effective IT security solutions that will match the increasing business demands for secure IT operations in our open, Internet-driven, globally networked world. Andrew is a member of the Executive Advisory Board of the ISSA UK chapter.

Prior to this, Andrew led IBM's European technical sales for Internet security. He is co-author of "Java Network Security", the first book to cover secure multi-tier Java applications. He has worked with UNIX and Open Source software since 1985, and managed and ran IBM's Scientific and Technical Computing group's UNIX network.


Graeme Burton

Group News Editor, Enterprise IT

Incisive Media

Graeme Burton, Group News Editor at Incisive Media, works across a portfolio that includes Computing, V3 and The Inquirer. A business journalist with 20 years of experience in national press and magazines, he has written for and about industries as diverse as utilities, banking, information and knowledge management, as well as almost all aspects of IT. At Computing he has written about mobile, computing security, data centres, operating systems as well as enterprise hardware and software. He also presents online webinars, roundtables and interviews, and is a frequent contributor for CNN.

Past Speakers

Peter Agathangelou

Associate Director

Hamilton Fraser Insurance

Peter has managed projects covering all aspects of IT through the complete planning lifecycle, and has specialised in delivery of some high profile infrastructure and network initiatives within the banking and finance industry. With HFIS plc, Peter has adopted a layered defence strategy to protect information assets, and has implemented processes and projects leading to and including ISO27001 certification. Peter is a member of the ISACA London Chapter.

Kevin Flood

CISSP CISM CISA, Information Risk and Security Consultant (Supply Chain)

Prudential Assurance

Kevin has spent 20 years working in financial services IT, and is former Global Information Security Officer for the LeasePlan Corporation NV. Over the past three years he has been instrumental in the building and continued development of the Prudential's supply chain assurance capability. With the accelerated development of cloud and other outsourcing areas, assurance of suppliers, information security and best practice have never been more important.

Kevin has recently been a contributor to the Enterprise Security & Risk Management Summit (An approach to managing third party vendor security), and the European Financial Information Summit (Market data security in the cloud - maintaining control, transparency and access).

Jacqueline Johnson

Head of IT Security

Nordea Bank

Jacqueline is a strategic and performance focused leader with 18+ years of experience with information security, dealing with technical, organisational, business and legal aspects to implement strategic decisions. In Nordea she has designed and implemented information security framework. She has been teaching IT governance and risk assessment in Copenhagen Business School for 9 years. Previously Jacqueline worked as Senior Manager for two of the Big Four audit firms. She has a an executive MBA degree from London Business School, Master of Law, Master of Political Science, Bachelor of System Development and a number of certifications related to IS.

Jacqueline is a well-known presenter at large events such as Gartner, Eurocacs/ISACA, ISC2/MISTI, ISF World congresses and Infosec.

Jonathan Kidd


Hargreaves Lansdown

Jonathan has over 18 years of experience in finance, telecommunications, professional services and the public sector. Although the majority of this has been in technology roles, he has previously been a Head of Internal Audit and has a sound understanding of risk management along with its importance for the information security sector. Jonathan has held a wide range of technical and management roles during his career and is currently Chief Information Security Officer for Hargreaves Lansdown.

Dr W Kuan Hon

Consultant Lawyer

Pinsent Masons

Dr W Kuan Hon, MA(Cantab), LLM(UPenn), MSc(Imperial), LLM(QMUL), PhD(QMUL) is Consultant Lawyer for Pinsent Masons, specialising in data protection/security law, cloud computing law and technology issues. Pinsent Masons is the law firm behind technology law thought-leadership site Out-Law.com. Kuan is also adjunct Research Director at IDC, Editor of the Encyclopedia of Data Protection and Privacy, a fellow of the Open Data Institute and formerly a member of the British Computer Society's Information Privacy Expert Panel (IPEP). An English solicitor and (non-practising) New York attorney, Kuan has degrees in both law and computing science and a joint law/computer science doctorate. She regularly speaks at events in the UK and abroad, having presented for CERN on cloud computing and for the Cloud Security Alliance, ENISA and Defcon London on cloud security legal issues. Kuan was the lead author of 8 chapters in Cloud Computing Law (OUP 2013, Millard ed.) including the 4 chapters on data protection. Her book on Data Localization Laws & Policy: The EU Data Protection International Transfers Restriction Through a Cloud Computing Lens will be published in May. Her articles, many with collaborators, have been published e.g. by the IEEE 7th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Stanford Technology Law Review.

Ali Zeb


MS Amlin

Ali specialises in security transformation of businesses, delivering global information security at strategic, tactical and operational level. He has over 16 years experience in IT and Information Security within the Finance sector. Alongside heading global security Ali has been appointed as GRC and Data Protection Officer for many organisations. Ali is currently Group Chief Information Security Officer at MS Amlin. Member of FCA Insurance Sector Cyber Coordination Group (ISCCG) and Lloyds Cross Market Cyber Risk Forum.