Management Team

THE CREST EXECUTIVE

Mark Turner - Head and ShouldersChairman of CREST Executive
Mark Turner,  Director, NCC Group PLC
Mark is a Director at NCC Group with responsibility for Operations, Management, Direction and Development of the Security Consultancy.  Mark is passionate about developing the UK IT Security industry and making it the most professional and highest regarded in the world.  As such, he is a founder and Director of BSides Manchester InfoSec Conference and is keen to continue his contribution to the security community through his position within CREST.  Mark has been CREST Chairman since June 2016 with the aim of leading CREST through its most interesting times as it expands globally.  He believes this global expansion will provide many opportunities to all CREST members and improved cyber and information security and collaboration across the world.
Contact:  [email protected]
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Stuart Criddle, Principal Consultant, NCC Group (Assessors’ Representative)
Stuart is one of the two Assessors’ representatives on the CREST Executive and leads on the technical delivery aspects of CREST examinations.Stuart is a Principal CLAS Consultant at NCC Group responsible for leading CLAS consultancy projects such as RMADS production and also has a key role in leading many PCI QSA assignments.  He works as part of the main consultancy and testing team on both infrastructure and application assignments and has a long history of working with central government and police clients.
Contact:  [email protected]
Rowland Johnson
Rowland Johnson, Managing Director, Nettitude Ltd (Internationalisation and HR)
Rowland is CEO of Nettitude group, an intelligence led cyber security consultancy that operates across EMEA and North America.  He has strong leadership skills and a comprehensive understanding of cyber security and risk management.   Rowland has experience in growing and scaling a business and has experience in running an international organisation.   Rowland has responsibility for CREST Internationalisation and is actively engaged with key international stakeholders across all of CREST’s operating regions.
Rowland also sits on the board of CREST International and in this role co-ordinates many strategic and operational initiatives across CREST chapters.
Contact:  [email protected]

Stuart Morgan, Principal Consultant, MWR Infosecurity Ltd  (Assessors’ Representative)
Stuart has been an Assessor for CREST for a number of years and was elected by his peers to the Executive in June 2017.  His aim is to ensure that CREST exams remain the best in the world.
Contact:  [email protected]

Ken Munro, Senior Partner, Pen Test Partners LLP (Marketing)ken-munro
Ken has over 15 years in the industry, in both Sales and Technology, and has experience of running security companies of all sizes.He specialises in engagement with the press and journalists in the promotion of the Information Security industry and security best practice in general  .Ken’s role on the Executive is that of  Marketing and Communications.
Contact:  [email protected]

 

Lawrence Munro, EMEA Regional Director, SpiderLabs at Trustwave  (Academia & Training)
lawrence-munroSpiderLabs at Trustwave is one of the world’s largest security assessment services units.Lawrence has close ties to the US, Singapore and Australia and speaks regularly with regulating bodies and financial institutions globally.  He has a strong academic background and works closely with a number of UK Universities;  he has also run graduate programmes within penetration testing consultancies for the last five years.He is also a Director for B-Sides London.
Contact:  
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CREST EXECUTIVE WITHOUT PORTFOLIO:

HeadShot_BlankAlex Church, Chief Technical Officer, Context Information Security
Alex helped to found Context Information Security in 1998.  He was a CHECK Team Leader for a number of years before taking on responsibility for all technical and operational aspects of Context’s business, including technical strategy, service definition, operational efficiency, recruitment and delivery.  He developed Context’s incident response services and their research division which specialises in reverse engineering and vulnerability research.  He remains close to the technical side of the industry and is able to provide strategic guidance on technical developments and the future requirements within the UK Cyber arena, both from a government and private sector perspective.Alex has been involved with CREST since its inception, chaired the first Technical Committee and led the team that developed the original CREST examinations;  he has also helped to develop the existing assessments and create new ones.
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Greg Jones, Director, Digital Assurance Consulting Ltd
Greg has over 20 years of commercial experience spanning development, network and system design/architecture, operations, IT and technical security assessments and testing.  He specialises in Security assessment, secure system design and “unravelling messes”.
Contact:  [email protected]

martin-walshamMartin Walsham, Director, Info-Assure Ltd
Martin is responsible for the security testing, security assurance and cyber security incident response services within Info-Assure.  He is a CLAS Consultant and has provided security assurance guidance across a wide cross-section of Government including Education, Transport, Justice, Policing, Health, Defence and local Government.Martin’s background is within standards compliance and development and he has a keen interest in professionalising the cyber security services and in the recognition of CREST within the UK and overseas.
Contact:  [email protected]

CO-OPTED MEMBERS OF THE CREST EXECUTIVE

HeadShot_BlankPaul Midian, Chief Information Security Officer, Dixons Carphone PLC
Paul is an accomplished information and cyber security practitioner with over 20 years ‘experience; he is Chief Information Security Officer at Dixons Carphone plc.Previously, Paul was a director in the Cyber Security practice at PwC leading large scale information and cyber security improvement and transformation programmes.  Prior to his role at PwC, Paul was a director at Information Risk Management Plc . During his tenure revenue increased by over 75% and the company won the Secure Computing ‘Information Security Consultancy of the Year 2013′ award.  Prior to working at IRM he was Head of Security Testing at Siemens Enterprise Communications (formerly Insight Consulting).Paul is a member of the BCS and of ISACA. He has been involved in the CREST organisation since its inception.
Contact:  [email protected]

THE CREST PERMANENT STAFF

HeadShot_BlankIan Glover, President
Ian has over 30 years’ experience working in the information technology industry.  He was one of the founding partners of Insight Consulting, a company that was recognised as being the leading independent provider of specialist information assurance services in the UK.  When the business was sold to Siemens Ian sat on the Board of Siemens Communications.Ian also established the CLAS Forum with CLAS as a partnership linking the Information Assurance knowledge of the UK Government with the expertise and resources of the private sector.  The Forum, which promotes the interests of the CLAS community, provides a pool of more than 800 high quality consultants approved by the NCSC to provide Information Assurance advice to UK Government departments. The Forum was established. He was the Chairman of the Forum until April 2012.Ian is additionally part of the UK project team building the next land speed record car, Bloodhound SSC.
Contact:  [email protected]
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Elaine Luck, Operations Manager
Elaine has worked at Board level in industry for over 30 years, predominantly for the leading trade association in the defence and public security sectors but latterly in the facilities environment.  Her roles have included company secretary, business and operations management, membership management, event organisation and personnel management.  Within CREST she is responsible to the Executive for all aspects of day to day operations.
Contact:  [email protected]
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Adriana Costa-McFadden, Company Administrator
Prior to joining CREST, Adriana was a Software Engineer at Nortel Networks.
Within CREST, she is responsible for membership applications, renewals and overall support to members.
Contact:  [email protected]

sharon-earl_2Sharon Earl, Examinations Administrator

Sharon has considerable experience in office administration and a strong background in customer engagement.
Within CREST she is responsible for managing the examination bookings.
Contact:  [email protected]

Samantha Alexander, Accreditor
samalexanderSam is an experienced auditor in Information Security, Business Continuity and Quality.  She has particular experience of ISO27001 and information security having been consultant helping clients with the implementation and operation of new management systems effectively into their business.  Supporting clients to maintain their certifications to relevant standards, as well as reviews carrying out reviews, updates and restructuring of management systems for a wide range of sectors.Within CREST she supports the company membership accreditation function, carrying out reviews on company applications and all supporting documentation.
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