Information Security Specialist
Sep 2005 - Present
interim Head of Information Security, Baring Asset Management
Governance:Reporting to the COO, CTO and a member of the Executive IT Management Committee provided strong technical and business leadership, driving operational and organisational change from board to team level.
Procurement: Conducted Information Security supplier selection by RFP and balanced scorecard.
Vendor Liaison: Used strong vendor liaison skills to realise approx £20K in savings on license renewals.
Programme Management: Delivered the cross-platform information security toolset: data loss prevention, vulnerability scanning, patch and configuration management, real time security event analysis and executive reporting dashboard.
Technical Leadership: Designed and implemented a unique Information Security and Human Resources policy framework delivering an ISO27002, COBIT and PCI compliant operational security infrastructure with robust processes and standards to effect good security and strong audit compliance.
Team Leadership: Effective management of the 8 man Information Security team.
Lead Engineer, Algorithmic Trading and Market Data, ABN Amro
Architectural and Technical Leadership: Design, development and productionisation of a multi-threaded, pan-European, algorithmic trading engine. Architecture and implementation of new composite market data infrastructure.
Infrastructure Refresh Programme Manager, Dresdner Klienwort
Programme Management: Delivered a €10 million hardware refresh initiative on time and budget
High Performance Computing Architect, Royal Bank of Scotland
Technical Innovation: Developed the High Performance Computing Strategy combining grid technology, data architecture, infrastructure management and capacity planning.
Feb 2004 - Sep 2005
European Head of Architecture, Execution & Program Trading
Pioneered idea management and news-based trading techniques to deliver significant market business intelligence and sell-side opportunities whilst monetising and measuring research input:
-- Developed the initial prototype of The Trade Ideas Monitor (TIM), operated by the Trade Ideas consortium, which won The Banker Technology Award for Innovation and best Sell-side project in 2006.
-- Architected Raptor, a trade flow visualisation tool, enhanced by the addition of news flow.
Technical and Business Innovation:
-- Architecture and engineering a low-latency trading platform for equities trading, working closely with the business to deliver an automated trade routing, systemic internalisation and execution capability for DMA and in-house flow.
-- Application of High Performance Computing techniques to the design and architecture of ARINA greatly increasing performance and enhancing resilience.
Leadership: of a global 25-man Russian and UK team.
Sep 1977 - Jun 1979
T.E.C. Certificate in Telecommunications