Jeremy King, International Director - Europe, PCI Security Standards Council

Mr. King leads the Council’s efforts in increasing adoption and awareness of the PCI security standards internationally. In this role, Mr. King works closely with the Council and representatives of its policy-setting executive committee from American Express, Discover, JCB International, MasterCard, and Visa, Inc. His chief responsibilities include gathering feedback...more

Lesley Roe, Data Protection Officer, The Institute of Engineering and Technology

Having joined the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) just under 7 years ago, as a Compliance Officer, Lesley quickly became the ‘go to’  person for all thing data protection.  Now acting as the IET’s full time Data Protection Officer (DPO), she is passionate about providing practical advice and guidance which supports the...more

Blair Semple, Senior Director of Business Development, PKWARE

Blair Semple, CISSP-ISSEP, CCSP, PCIP, is the Senior Director of Business Development at PKWARE with a focus on information security, partnerships and opening new markets. With more than 20 years of security experience, Blair is responsible for delivering global outbound communications on the state of the security market, emerging standards, etc. In addition, Blair...more

Dave Whitelegg, Group Cyber Risk and Intelligence Officer, Capita

Dave Whitelegg is a Cyber Security Expert, overseeing Information Security and Payment Security at Capita plc, a UK leading provider of digital services delivering innovative solutions and simplifying the connections between businesses and customers, governments and citizens. Dave is a cybercrime and PCI DSS subject-matter expert, in 2007 guided Capita Pay360 to be...more

Johan Hagdahl, GCRS Director, SecureTrust

Johan is a part of SecureTrust’s Global Management Team, in addition to the management role Johan delivers compliance assessments, information security consulting, IT governance consulting, security gap analysis and risk assessments as a CISSP, CISA, CISM and Qualified Security Assessor, QSA including PA-QSA, QSA (P2PE) and PA-QSA (P2PE) enabling both solution provider...more

Michelle Griffey, Chief Risk Officer, Communisis

Michelle is an experienced leader with 30 years’ experience across a wide range of disciplines including Risk and Governance, Lean Sigma, Project and Relationship Management. She places strong emphasis on doing what is right for the end customer, creating trust and so enabling business growth and resilience through a pragmatic approach to risk...more

Hugh James, CTO, PCI Pal

With a Masters degree in Digital Systems Engineering, Hugh started his career on the graduate programme at BT, going on to forge a 30+ year career in the industry, mainly focused on VoIP technologies. Latterly he has worked in the cloud contact centre and PCI Compliance space holding senior positions at the likes of NewVoiceMedia and managing the global telecommunications...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

Neira Jones, Independent Advisor & International Speaker

More than 20 years in financial services and technology made Neira believe in change through innovation & partnerships. She is regularly invited to advise organisations of all sizes on payments, fintech, regtech, cybercrime, information security, regulations (e.g. PSD2, GDPR, AML) and digital innovation. She always strives to demystify the hype surrounding current...more

Michael Luck, PCI DSS Compliance, McDonald's

Michael is an independent consultant who has been advising McDonald’s UK and Ireland on all aspects of cashless payment since 2010.  He has many years of PCI-DSS experience, and more recently has advised on GDPR.  Michael began his career in IT when it was still called Data Processing and he has seen many changes and advances in technology since then. ...more

Joseph Okonkwo, Security Consultant, Aviva

Joseph is a security architect and technology enthusiast with an MSc in Data Telecommunications and Networks. He was as a consultant and an internal PCI-DSS analyst, working with various QSA companies and supporting other standard’s including SOX, ISO, Bank of England. He... more

Ian Olliffe, Global Compliance Officer, Quintessentially

After working in IT for over 20 years, Ian transitioned to an Information Security position managing ISO 27001 and PCI DSS compliance. In March 2018, Ian moved to Quintessentially, a luxury lifestyle management group, as the groups full time Data Protection Officer. Ian is passionate about providing data protection advice and guidance in a continually changing environment...more

Craig Moores , Risk Advisory Practice Director, SureCloud

Craig is responsible for SureCloud’s Risk Advisory Practice including engagement scoping, consultancy delivery and client relationships. Craig is experienced in leading and delivering complex cybersecurity solutions aligned to strategic business objectives. He has broad cybersecurity experience including a strong technical, software development and project management...more

Vipul Asher, Privacy Consulting Manager, OneTrust

Vipul Asher serves as Lead Privacy Account Manager of the United Kingdom at OneTrust - the #1 most widely used privacy, security and third-party risk technology platform for compliance with global privacy laws. In his role, Asher leads OneTrust's team of privacy professionals across the UK, working with emerging to enterprise companies on data protection regulation...more

Ben Barnes, Head of Product, Semafone

Ben Barnes heads up the Product Development Team at Semafone.  Ben is responsible for managing the delivery of new services and solutions that protect sensitive data, whilst at the same time ensuring a positive customer experience and facilitating complex compliance programmes. Ben has substantial product marketing experience, having successfully delivered...more

Nicola Lyons, Cyber Risk and Compliance Manager, Manchester Airports Group

After completing a successful 22 year military career with the Royal Corps Of Signals, where she specialised in Information Security Management, Nicola Joined Manchester Airport Group in July 2018.  Initially employed as an Operational Technology Cyber Security Engineer she worked closely with the cyber compliance team in support of the Network and Information...more

Daniel Oxley, Director of Technical Account Management, Tanium

Daniel Oxley is Director of Technical Account Management (TAM) at Tanium, specialising in IT operations. As a TAM. he is a trusted advisor to customers on all things Tanium as well as the parts of a business that Tanium is or will be involved with, working with technical as well as senior managerial and board-level stakeholders across all industries, solving complex...more

Simon Beeching, Business Development Director, Syntec

After studying Modern Languages at Oxford and Business Administration at INSEAD in France, Simon joined the Executive Board of the Thomson Holidays Group and gained client-side experience of contact centre management in this fast-moving consumer industry. After subsequently setting up a consultancy firm he became a Visiting Industry Professor at Regent's Business...more

Laura Morgans, Information Security, Risk & Compliance Manager, Which? Consumer’s Association

Laura has a legal background with over 13 years experience in the third sector, with extensive experience of managing risks across charities including project management for General Counsel and monitoring PCI DSS for charitable income streams. Laura has worked within information security, data governance, volunteer management and retail trading including implementing...more

Theo Botha, Head of Cyber &Information Security, Which? Consumer Association

Theo has a Technical background with over 15 years’ experience in Technology & Information Security. Theo has experience in rolling out Technical Programs & Information Security/Compliance Programs inline with organisational strategy across multiple industries and sectors.

Ashley Burton, Head of Product, Eckoh

Ashley Burton is a passionate advocate for customer experience and information security. Ashley spends his days as Head of Product at Eckoh using technology to help make customer engagement convenient and secure for contact centres.  Having joined Eckoh in 1999 as a contact centre agent, he has worked in a variety of business areas including data management,...more

Richard Kirk, Vice President EMEA, Illumio

Mr. Kirk has 20+ years of experience leading technology evolution and adoption in the European market where he’s developed a reputation for being a change agent and strong business partner for the organizations he’s worked with.  Mr. Kirk has spent many years working in both large and small software companies, across many different... more

Thomas Chappelow, Principal Consultant, PCI and Information Security, Data Security People

Tom is our head of practice and lead QSA; he is responsible for the day-to-day management of the practice, with oversight of all client services. As a senior information assurance professional, Tom has advised clients across the world and in many diverse sectors, including oil and gas, defence, government,...more

Matthew Bryars, Co-founder and Vice Chairman, Speik

Shortly after completing a Masters degree in physics from University College London, Matthew was one of the first to see the potential for highly secure, cloud-based business services – and promptly co-founded Aeriandi, now known as Speik. Matthew still takes a hands-on approach and remains actively involved in the development process, getting most fulfilment from...more

Grant Jannaway, Payment Security Manager, Global Cyber Security, Vodafone UK

Grant is an experienced Program Management Office Lead with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. He is highly skilled in Service Delivery, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sales, IT Test Service Management, and Quality Management. He has been Vodafone UK’s PCI Payment Security Manager for over 3 years.

Peter O’Sullivan, Principal Security Consultant, Nettitude

With a career in IT starting at the age of 20, Peter has spent time in most areas of IT including network support, network management, installation management, and IT training before settling into cybersecurity and information security from 2010. As the information security manager for one of only five fraud prevention agencies in the United Kingdom, Peter would regularly...more

Allan Packer, Managing Director, Silver Lining convergence

Allan Packer holds the dual roles of Managing Director and Sales Director for Silver Lining Convergence Ltd, an IT and telecommunications business based in Hampshire, that he formed in his late twenties. Following a career, since education, in the sales arena Allan had a vision for creating a company that would offer clients every IT service possible, building...more

Revd Mark James – Group Data Protection Officer (DPO), Silver Lining Convergence

Revd Mark James has spent the last 20 years within the Technology, Security and Compliance space. The customers that engage with Mark do so because of his unique ability to speak through evolving compliance regimes. His technical, commercial and deep knowledge of compliance offers clients the ability to effectively manage compliance, risk and security. The last...more