Andy Watkin-Child

Andy Watkin-Child

Chartered Security Professional


Andy is a global thought leader in cyber risk management. He has delivered cyber risk management solutions across 5 continents, for leadership teams across Financial Services, Media and Publishing and Engineering and Manufacturing.

As a security professional he is an independent trusted, experienced adviser to leaderships teams and boards. He has built and led both the 1st and 2nd Lines of defense for cyber, as both a CISO and Group Vice President of risk management. He has worked with Financial Services regulators to oversight cyber risk across Europe, the Americas and Asia.

He holds Royal Charters in Security (CSyP) and Engineering (CEng), and is 1 of 140 people to hold a place on the UK Chartered Security Register, recognised by the UK governments Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI). He is a member of the Security Institute (MSyI) and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals (WCoSP), the UKs leading security professional bodies. He is also a Freeman of the City of London.

Most recently he led cyber, technology and continuity risk management globally for Santander, Europe’s largest bank. As a member of their global risk leadership team and as a member of various group committees he advised the Executive on cyber, technology and continuity risk management and the risk appetite of the bank.

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