Richard is Cyber Security Partner for PwC UK, responsible for developing its range of Cyber Security services and taking them to market in all industry sectors. Prior to joining PwC, Richard was Managing Director of Cyber Security for Barclays PLC; responsible to the Barclays Board for ensuring management of cyber security risk across the Barclays Group. Richard was seconded from Barclays to the UK Cabinet Office for 2011, to help shape and drive the national plan for Cyber Security – both across government and the wider economy. Prior to the secondment, Richard built and led the range of operational cyber security capabilities required to protect Barclays retail and commercial banking systems and electronic data globally. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer for the global IT operations of the Retail and Commercial Bank.
Richard holds a PhD in Mathematics from Royal Holloway, University of London, and has represented the UK on security matters to the OECD, the European Commission and the International Standards Organisation. He serves on a number of advisory boards for academic institutions and technology startup companies in Cyber Security, including Nok Nok Labs and Ionic Security, and he served on the advisory board of PGP Corporation prior to its acquisition by Symantec.