My role here at GCA is all about building and strengthening partnerships and coordinating our global partnership community. I prefer to use the terms “trusted relationships” or “strategic alliances.” When looking at GCA’s mission, I focus on what and where it makes sense for us to target our efforts and who is best aligned to work with us on these endeavors. Prior to coming on board at GCA, I had a 30-year career in law enforcement, which included creating, implementing, and developing the cybercrime policing response for the UK. I built public and private partnerships, and I’m especially proud of building a trusted bridge between law enforcement and the banking sector to help combat cybercrime. I created a virtual task force with the banks, and we were able to achieve tremendous results, including more than 550 arrests globally and £ 1.1 billion financial harm reduction to the UK. This capability was the precursor to what is now the Cyber Defence Alliance run and managed by the UK banking sector.
A lot of the skills of breaking down barriers and building trust that I developed during those years translate well to what I’m doing now at GCA. This ability to build relationships is crucial in our global efforts. I like the fact that GCA is helping the masses, not just a select few.
What is your favorite quote?
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” Teddy Roosevelt
What is the best meal you ever had?
Where is your favorite place in the world?
La Cala, Spain.
What is the last book you read?
What is on your bucket list?
To travel to Japan
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
I really enjoy running and have done three marathons. Golf is another favorite sport. And spending time with my sons.