Giles Cockerill has 36 years of experience in risk management, specialising in cyber security and technology. The majority of Giles’ working career has been for UK government where he worked at the highest levels across various organisations. During his time in government, Giles accumulated deep specialist knowledge in the defence against hostile threats, including online capabilities and the response to major security incidents including cyber-attacks and catastrophic IT events.
Since leaving government in 2016, Giles has leveraged and built on his cyber security experience in the private sector regularly advising boards and senior management teams around cyber security and technology risks and how to better understand and mitigate against them.
Giles’ expertise in applying technology solutions to manage hostile threats has been recognised in his appointment as a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and a Fellow of the British Computer Society. Giles was appointed CBE for ‘Services to Defence’ in the Queen’s Birthday Honour List in 2014.