Chief Information Security Officer

Chris is an award winning Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) who recognised for building effective security programmes that add value to an organisation and yet are not business inhibitors. A winner of the 2017 SANS Difference Makers and DefCon’s infamous “Capture the Flag” contest, Chris has been an invited speaker and interviewee with the Economist Magazine, the Financial Times, NIST, the U.S. Secret Service and others. Chris has served on multiple U.S. Senate sub-committees, the Scottish Government’s Cyber Resilience Leadership Board, and with various Dutch and Belgian financial service fraud and security working groups.

Current Role

  • Company Name: National Grid (Gas)
  • Job Title: Chief Information Security Officer
  • Start Date: March 2022
  • Company Industry: Utilities
  • Location: United Kingdom

National Grid is one of the world’s largest utilities, focused on delivering energy safely, efficiently, reliably and responsibly. National Grid is an international electricity and gas company and one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world. We play a vital role in delivering gas and electricity to many millions of people across Great Britain and northeastern US in an efficient, reliable and safe manner. We are committed to safeguarding our global environment for future generations and providing all our customers with the highest standards of service through investment in our networks and through our talented, diverse workforce. National Grid owns the high-voltage electricity transmission network in England and Wales and operates the system across Great Britain.


Previous Company:

  • Company Name: Finoa
  • Job Title: Chief Security Officer (Interim)
  • Start Date: June 2021