Chief Security Officer
As Chief Security Officer at Network Rail, Peter is accountable for protecting the UK’s rail infrastructure, railway passengers, Network Rail’s people and assets from hostile threats. Cyber attacks, hostile trespass, physical assault, cable theft and terrorism are a constant threat to the safe and secure operation of the UK Railway, which provides a critical service to communities, businesses and supports the well being of the whole country.
Having previously spent ten years heading up Network Rail’s Cyber and Information Security teams, seven years as a senior manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers Global Risk Management practice and 12 years in the British Army, Peter has a long history of trying to understand complex risks and conveying them in a clear, accessible and relevant way.
Peter was awarded a BEM (British Empire Medal) for intelligence services during the first Gulf War and other work in the 1990s.