Ross is a seasoned Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) & Cyber Security professional. He provides the strategic framework and direction in Cyber Security & Technology Risk, providing robust security protection and management assurance. Ross has over 19 years of specialized experience dedicated to leading financial institutions in security policy design, cyber security implementation and security transformation for large financial institutions.
In his previous role at Gulf International Bank, Ross was brought in to modernise and transform the group Information & Cyber Security function for the organisation across multiple international locations, as well as their retail online digital bank, meem. Ross has worked in over 12 countries accelerating cybersecurity adoption and modernisation programmes and speaks two languages. An industry Influencer, he has worked with more than 30 companies and 15 banks. He is consistently sought as one of the most influential CISO’s, throughout his industry and in thought leadership circles. His accreditations include CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC and many more. He has been a guest speaker in Cyber Security at Glasgow University in the UK and also contributes to panels and
conferences around the world, as well as runs private closed door peer forums for CISO’s in the middle east.