The evolving landscape of cybersecurity leadership

Cyber Magazine takes a look at some of the latest changes in executive appointments that are set to help organisations achieve their goals
Richard Wainwright

1. Richard Wainwright 

Job From: Advisor at Re-flexive Technology Services

Job To: Field Chief Technology Officer UK/IRE at Veritas

“This is an incredible opportunity to work with a talented team and empower them to deliver secure data management solutions.”

Wainwright is an experienced executive leader with a proven track record of success in transforming critical operations, building new products or services, and turning around failing functions. Bringing over two decades of IT industry expertise, Wainwright joins Veritas from R3, a fintech startup where he spearheaded the development of a SaaS platform for Corda, a distributed ledger technology. At R3, he played a pivotal role in maturing the company's business operations and security controls by leading the IT, security, and business resilience teams. Wainwright believes digital technology can transform organisations to serve their customers better.

James Todd

2. James Todd

Job From: Director - Cyber Technology Transformation at KPMG

Job To: Chief Technology Officer at Adarma Security

Bringing over two decades of cybersecurity expertise to the table, Todd has recently joined Adarma from KPMG, where he held the position of Director in the cybersecurity practice. During his time at KPMG, Todd collaborated with large, complex organisations to design and implement innovative security solutions that enabled clients to securely embrace emerging technologies as part of their digital transformation initiatives. His deep understanding of the intricate balance between technological progress and security requirements has established him as a trusted advisor to both public and private sector clients across the UK and internationally.

Gillian Channer

3. Gillian Channer

Job From: Chief Product Officer for Capita

Job To: Vice President of Identity Product Management at Mitek

With an impressive career history spanning product management, business operations, and technology thought leadership, Channer brings a wealth of experience and industry insight to her new role. Before joining Mitek, Channer served as the Chief Product Officer for Capita, leading a customer-centric approach to product management across multiple business lines.

Sir Chris Deverell

4. Sir Chris Deverell

Job From: Strategic Advisor at NewOrbit Space

Job To: Strategic Advisor for Defence at Goldilock

Sir Chris Deverell is a highly respected international authority in cyber defence, who previously held the position of commander at the UK's Joint Forces Command and promoted groundbreaking innovation within the Ministry of Defence. Deverell's wealth of expertise in defence strategy will be crucial in his new role.

Richard Gadd

5. Richard Gadd

Job From: Vice President and General Manager, EMEA at Cohesity

Job To: Senior Vice President of EMEA and India at Commvault

Gadd most recently held the role of VP and General Manager, EMEA at Cohesity, developing his experience in the storage and data management industry. Prior to this, he held senior roles at Hitachi Vantara, EMC, and Computacenter, and brings 25 years of sales experience in the technology industry to Commvault. 

James Sipe

6. James Sipe

Job From: Security Practice Leader, Strategic Accounts at AWS

Job To: Chief Information Security Officer at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 

Sipe is a seasoned Information Technology Security Leader with a proven track record that spans across 20 years, showcasing expertise in consulting and advisory roles across various industries. Prior to his current position, Sipe spearheaded cybersecurity initiatives for strategic accounts at AWS.


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