Nicholas Howard, Head of Information Security, First Rate Exchange Services

Nick Howard is the Head of Information Security at First Rate Exchange Services.  Nick was hired in August 2017 in order to oversee the implementation of PCI DSS, GDPR and ISO 27001.  Nick was previously a Cyber Security IT Project Manager at Worldpay, where he completed an information security review throughout all major business...more

Ninva Ponsonby, Former Group Head of Technology Compliance, OCS Group

Ninva is the Former Group Head of Technology Compliance for OCS Group.  Ninva’s role was as the internal information security compliance implementer, consultant, risk assessor and auditor.  She has 16 years of consulting experience in the information security and compliance industry, having assisted multiple clients with...more

Sandip Zala, Director of Information Technology, Bulgari Hotels

Sandip is the Director of Information Technology for Bulgari Hotels, responsible for driving and developing the IT strategy of the hotel chain in London.  He ensures that the hotel is technologically advanced and efficient with all matters relating to hospitality information security.  Prior to this, Sandip held the role of Executive...more

Naveed Islam, Information Security Director, Dixons Carphone

Naveed is the Information Security Director for Dixons Carphone, responsible for security strategy, transformation, risk management, and compliance.  He is a highly experienced information security leader with over 15 years of experience specialising in designing, developing, managing and delivering transformational security programmes. Prior to joining Dixons...more

William James, Head of Payments Team, Addleshaw Goddard

William is a Partner based in the corporate/commercial division. He specialises in payments and leads the firms' payments team. William is recognised as a payments specialist in Chambers with clients commenting that he has a "genuine proactive interest in the payments space". He has...more

David Pope, Chief Information Security Officer, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)

David is the Chief Information Security Officer for Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).  He is an experienced and professionally qualified internal auditor, risk manager and information assurance professional, having over 25 years of practical experience in these areas. ...David is responsible for the consolidation of security and information assurance function across DVLA.  He is the senior responsible owner for GDPR implementation and provides management and advice to third party contractors on security and control issues, as well as managing the education and training of staff on privacy and data protection issues.  more

Geoff Smith, Head of IT, The Works Stores

Geoff Smith is the Head of IT at The Works Stores.  He is an experienced Head of IT, originally from a network infrastructure background.  He has over 25 years of experience in IT, and also has management experience covering application development and operations.  Geoff is in charge of IT, including PCI DSS compliance,...more

Jon Forrow, Chief Information Security Officer, Mapfre Abraxas

Jon Forrow is the Chief Information Security Officer of insurance firm Mapfre Abraxas.  He has experience of leading successful teams of network and security analysts and a strong background in PCI DSS and payment security, having previously worked as a Security Operations Manager and Technical Services Manager for PrePay Solutions.  Jon has over 20 years...more