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Howgate Sable extends into cyber security and risk

Howgate Sable has expanded into global cyber security and risk with the appointment of a renowned expert to advise its clients on their cyber approach and offer training where needed.

Cyber expert Andy Watkin-Child has joined the firm as an advisor and will work with Howgate Sable to offer education, insight on current and future cyber requirements and cyber risk management advisory services to clients.

Rebecca Hopkinson, Howgate Sable’s client director and head of cyber security and risk management, said: “Cyber security and risk management should be at the top of the agenda for businesses across all sectors. Maintaining a secure digital presence is a vital part of running a modern business, and one which is becoming increasingly important as the impact of cybercrime becomes ever more crippling.

“Howgate Sable works with global leading businesses across a number of sectors, all of whom are in need of effective, wide-reaching cyber protection. Our partnership with Andy Watkin-Child will allow us to offer our clients a full circle solution: advice on their requirements and the current and future landscape, and access to a pool of top talent to steer their business forwards,” she added.

Howgate Sable’s clients – which include numerous household name brands and large corporations – will be invited to discuss their cyber security and risk needs with Andy Watkin-Child. A 20-year veteran of cyber security, risk management and technology, Andy has held international leadership positions in first and second lines of defence for a number of large companies and is a Board member of the Security Institute. He is founding partner of Parava Security Solutions – an independent cyber security risk management advisory firm – and The Augusta Group, a US based advisory company.

Andy said: “Cyber-attacks are becoming more frequent and more severe, and no business should be without a clear and robust cyber security plan. The world is changing rapidly, with geopolitical factors, nation state and national security threats from cyber-attacks increasing the risks of cybersecurity. In response U.S and EU regulators are actively regulating cybersecurity risk management and compliance, that will have an impact on U.S, EU and UK organisations.  

“All businesses should have a CISO-type role (chief information security officer) with ultimate vision and control over cyber defence. The risks associated with not having adequate defences could be catastrophic, and Boards must act now to ensure they are managing cybersecurity risk and protecting the longevity of their company,” he added.

To find out more about your business’ obligations when it comes to cybersecurity, or to speak to our team about resourcing your team, get in touch.

The EMI Practice at Howgate Sable really took the time to understand our situation and find exceptional candidates who could fulfil challenging international leadership assignments for a truly global company with a history that spans well over 200 years.

It was a first class experience and positive outcome on many levels.


Barry McDonnell – Director of Manufacturing at De La Rue International

I have worked with the Howgate Sable team on several occasions whilst hiring mission-critical executives. Partnership is the byword for this organisation – they act as an extension of my team and work hard to support me not only in the technical solution, but in the sense of a deep understanding of my specific requirements. Delivery is the key measure of our talent partners and Howgate Sable have always achieved what was asked of them.

Jesper Berg – SVP HR, ABB

Having worked with Howgate Sable as a client and as a candidate I can confidently say their ability to deliver on complex searches is second to none. They not only have a detailed knowledge of the marketplace but also understand the importance of cultural fit. 

Bridget Lea – O2

I was particularly impressed with Howgate Sable’s knowledge and network in the aviation sector, the quality of the candidates provided at shortlist and the availability of Nick and the team to provide us with advice and guidance on candidates when required. Nick was particularly effective in understanding our needs as a Company and being flexible in adapting requirements and plans.

Paul Hutchings – Thomas Cook Group Airlines

I have recently worked with Nick from Howgate Sable to recruit a new Head of Aircraft Operations for Thomson Airways. I was particularly impressed by the wide-reaching search undertaken and the quality of the candidates put forward. The skills match to the brief was excellent and I am delighted with the individual we selected.

Dawn Wilson – Thomson Airways

From their initial call to me the Aviation practice team at Howgate Sable demonstrated a significant difference. Straightforward and to the point, the extent of their network and deep insight into the industry was immediately evident. The added value I have received as a candidate is tangible. An almost instant rapport quickly developed into a focused business relationship which is open, honest, respectful and above all trustworthy.

Carl Gissing