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Top Influencers: 24 UK Head of IT’s To Follow in 2022

Head of IT Risk Assurance (BINS & BISL) play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Head of IT Risk Assurance (BINS & BISL) role. We have selected these Head of IT Risk Assurance (BINS & BISL)’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Head of IT Risk Assurance (BINS & BISL)’s. The list is in no particular order!

Thomas Whipp

Head of IT Risk Assurance (BINS & BISL) @ Bupa

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Bupa is an international healthcare group, serving over 22 million customers in over 190 countries. Read more aboutBupa on Crunchbase…

Neill Smith

Head of IT Infrastructure (ARE Directorate) @ Scottish Government

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Neill Smith serves as head of IT infrastructure at The Scottish Government. Learn more about Neill Smith on Crunchbase…

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Crispin Page

Head of IT Operations Analytics, EMEA @ Splunk

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Crispin Page is a Head of IT Operations Analytics, EMEA at Splunk. Learn more about Crispin Page on Crunchbase…

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Melanie Rose

Head of IT Service Management @ Tower Hamlets council

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Tower Hamlets is a vibrant, multicultural area rich in the social and economic history that defines our nation. Read more aboutTower Hamlets council on Crunchbase…

Joey Koonsombat

Head of IT @ Thames & Hudson

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Thames & Hudson specializes in publishing books on the arts (fine, applied, decorative, performing), archaeology and history, architecture. Read more aboutThames & Hudson on Crunchbase…

Christian Henson

Head of IT Service & Operations @ Gregory Pennington

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Christian Henson is the head of IT service and operations at Gregory Pennington. Prior to that, Christian has held positions at Think Money Group, Intrinsic: Dynamic IT, and Salford Royal Foundation Trust. Learn more about Christian Henson on Crunchbase…

Gregory Pennington is a privately held company that provides debt management plans. Read more aboutGregory Pennington on Crunchbase…

Guy Treloar

Head of IT Operations @ Osborne Clarke

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Guy has worked in Legal IT for many years in a career spanning Desktop Support through to Service Management and to the Head of IT Operations role he fulfils today. He assumes global operational and budgetary responsibility for the delivery of technology to Osborne Clarke’s offices. With responsibility for the firm’s datacentre infrastructure, Information Security functions, and global voice and data networks, Guy’s team delivers secure, highly-available and high-quality technology solutions to Osborne Clarke’s offices globally. He also works with senior management across Osborne Clark to ensure that IT Investment decisions contribute positively to service quality, availability, security and delivery. Learn more about Guy Treloar on Crunchbase…

Osborne Clarke is an international legal practice with over 270 Partners and more than 850 talented lawyers in 26 locations Read more aboutOsborne Clarke on Crunchbase…

Andrew Hatton

Head of IT / CTO @ Greenpeace

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Congratulations to the Outreach team on the launch of their new Community Platform - running on top of @Salesforce Community Cloud.
Thank you to @AdvCommunities for helping to deliver the platform and the UK IT & Data teams for all their hard work. https://greenwire.greenpeace.org.uk/

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Stuart Pepper

Group Head of IT @ HCRG

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HCRG is a staffing firm that specializes in the temporary and permanent placement of healthcare, social care, and education professionals. Read more aboutHCRG on Crunchbase…

Matthew Lyons

Head of IT @ Pirum Systems

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Matthew Lyons is serves as a Head of Technology at Pirum Systems Ltd. Learn more about Matthew Lyons on Crunchbase…

Pirum Systems providing advanced, centralised and secure reconciliation services for financial market participants. Read more aboutPirum Systems on Crunchbase…

Nick Ioannou

Head of IT @ RGP Architects

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Nick Ioannou is an IT professional, blogger, author and public speaker on cloud and security issues, with over 20 years’ corporate experience, including 15 years using cloud/hosted software as a service (SaaS) systems. As an early adopter of cloud systems, including BPOS, the first iteration of Office 365, he has been paying for the privilege of bug testing them ever since. Security bugs that aren’t fixed end up becoming magazine articles in an attempt to get the vendor to take notice. He started blogging in 2012 on free IT resources (http://nick-ioannou.com) currently with over 400+ posts. Author of ‘Internet Security Fundamentals’ and ‘A Practical Guide to Cyber Security for Small Businesses’ as well as contributing author of two ‘Managing Cybersecurity Risk’ books and ‘Conquer The Web’ by Legend Business Books. Learn more about Nick Ioannou on Crunchbase…

RGP have an innovative approach to architectural design. Read more aboutRGP Architects on Crunchbase…

Mike Koss

Head of IT Security & Risk @ N Brown Group

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Mike is a seasoned IT Security professional, with over 22 years’ experience in the industry, he has worked across many different sectors such as Gov, Media, Finance and Retail. Mike has spent the majority of his time working in offensive security. Currently Mike is the delivering a IT Security transformation project to N Brown group a retailer in the north west of England, while also working on a number of personal projects related to offensive security and security research. Learn more about Mike Koss on Crunchbase…

N Brown Group plc is a digital specialist fit fashion retailer. Read more aboutN Brown Group on Crunchbase…

Mike Koss

Head of IT Security & Risk @ N Brown Group

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Mike is a seasoned IT Security professional, with over 22 years’ experience in the industry, he has worked across many different sectors such as Gov, Media, Finance and Retail. Mike has spent the majority of his time working in offensive security. Currently Mike is the delivering a IT Security transformation project to N Brown group a retailer in the north west of England, while also working on a number of personal projects related to offensive security and security research. Learn more about Mike Koss on Crunchbase…

N Brown Group plc is a digital specialist fit fashion retailer. Read more aboutN Brown Group on Crunchbase…

Andy Turrall

Head of IT Delivery @ Hastings Direct

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Andy classifies himself as a failed developer who has since moved into IT management and leadership. An enthusiastic leader and SAFe SPC, Andy is continually searching for better ways of delivering valuable and quality IT change, while having fun at the same time. Passionate about technology and the cool things it can do, Andy has over 25 years’ experience working and leading technology teams – with over ten of these at Hastings in a variety of leadership roles from Systems Development Manager through to Head of Enterprise Architecture. Andy has previously worked within a technical consultant and leadership role at Nationwide Building Society. Learn more about Andy Turrall on Crunchbase…

Hastings Direct is a general insurance provider. Read more aboutHastings Direct on Crunchbase…

David Oakley

Head of IT @ Hamleys PLC

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David Oakley serves as head of IT at Hamleys. Learn more about David Oakley on Crunchbase…

Hamleys offers toys and products of all kinds for kids, bringing magical experiences. Read more aboutHamleys PLC on Crunchbase…

Kai Miller

Head of IT @ Halo Financial

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Halo Financial is a private company for international money transfer. Read more aboutHalo Financial on Crunchbase…

Jagvinder Kang

Partner, International & UK Head of IT Law @ Mills & Reeve

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Mills & Reeve is a law firm can be a complex experience so we try to make things as simple and stress-free as possible. Read more aboutMills & Reeve on Crunchbase…

Eoin Murphy

Group Head of IT and Operations @ IP Group Plc

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Eoin holds the post of Head of Information Technology and Facilities at Imperial Innovations. Eoin’s role involves overseeing all aspects of the systems, IT infrastructure and communications used at Innovations along with the operation and administration of the grade II listed building occupied by the company at 52 Princes Gate. Eoin manages a team of three staff. Innovations is a consistent early adopter of innovative IT systems and Eoin has managed the sourcing, implementation and adoption of these systems within the company. Eoin joined Innovations in 2004 from UCL Business where he was integral in establishing UCLb as one of the major players in the technology transfer sector. Eoin was a Technology Transfer Executive and then Finance and Systems Manager. Eoin holds a BA (hons) in Psychology from University College Dublin and post graduate diploma in Business Studies from the Smurfit Graduate School of Business in Dublin. Learn more about Eoin Murphy on Crunchbase…

IP Group is an IP commercialization company specializing in evolving great ideas into world-changing businesses. Read more aboutIP Group Plc on Crunchbase…

George Tunnicliffe

Head of IT Operations @ Royal National Theatre

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George Tunnicliffe likes a challenge. With a people centred and personal approach, he has worked in IT across different sectors such as defence, charities, healthcare and civil engineering. Entering the IT industry from a design and catering background which has evolved into some different people centred approaches to tackling objectives. An advocate for diverse teams and passionate about building the individual, he has focussed on teamwork and empowering those individuals to learn and overcome the challenges a modern IT team faces. As well as making sure good humour and friendly personalities are always present to make IT a positive place, he works to ensure IT is a welcoming team for the organisation to work with and to help build a partnership with the business. Working with his teams George has delivered cloud migrations, rapid expansions and organising IT delivery. Outside the office George keeps it interesting with a keen interest in performance arts as well as by wakeboarding, indoor skydiving, flowboarding, kayaking and anything else that doesn’t involve a computer! Learn more about George Tunnicliffe on Crunchbase…

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Simon Locke

Head of IT (Enabling Functions) @ Co-op

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Simon Locke is the Head of IT for the Enabling Functions at the Co-op, one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives, with interests spanning food, funerals, insurance, healthcare and legal services. Reporting to the Group CIO, he is accountable for the strategy, change, service management, and continual improvement of IT Services for all the Enabling Functions businesses. Prior to this role, Simon has fulfilled a variety of IT Leadership positions at the Co-op Bank and Co-op Group, as well as IT, Procurement and Supplier Management roles at the Co-op and Barclays Bank. In his current role, Simon has been accountable for the Oracle HCM Cloud implementation, (including Performance, Recruitment, Talent, Core HR and Payroll), the delivery of an award winning digital solution for Store Recruitment and the introduction of Robotic Process Automation at the Co-op. Learn more about Simon Locke on Crunchbase…

Co-op, home to Food, Insurance, Funeralcare, Legal Services and Electrical Read more aboutCo-op on Crunchbase…

Jonathan Pitt

Co-Founder and Head of IT Operations @ Pentasec

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Jon has over 16 years experience in security technical delivery having worked at a variety of senior technical and management levels for several of the industry’s most established integrators. In this time, Jon has delivered a wide range of projects to a multitude of top-tier household name businesses and institutions. His honest and friendly approach is underpinned by a methodical thoroughness and attention to detail ensuring clients work easily with him yet receive a true value-added service; adoption of this approach is a core element of his teams practices for customer delivery. Learn more about Jonathan Pitt on Crunchbase…

Pentasec is a cyber security firm based in Peterborough, United Kingdom. Read more aboutPentasec on Crunchbase…

Costa Christodoulou

Head of IT Systems @ ZetaSafe

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Costa manages the IT infrastructure of ZetaSafe, and continually strives to improve the efficiency of its IT systems. Costa possesses a hunger for continued learning and a strong desire to enable individuals and organisations through the power of IT. Learn more about Costa Christodoulou on Crunchbase…

ZetaSafe is the global leader in quality, safety, compliance and data solutions. Read more aboutZetaSafe on Crunchbase…

Abdul Basit

Head Of IT @ Imperium Media

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Helping companies to maximize their potential on new and existing technologies. Read more aboutImperium Media on Crunchbase…

Michael Smith

Head of IT @ Dianomi

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Dianomi is a global leader in content marketing. Read more aboutDianomi on Crunchbase…

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