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Andy Watkin-Child is an associate to Howgate Sable, advising the newly created Cyber Security and Risk Management function within the firm. Andy provides direction and advice to the Howgate Sable team in terms of the technical and organisational design aspects of the function and advises our client base on matters of cybersecurity and risk management.
Andy is a 20-year veteran of cyber security, risk management and technology. He has held international leadership positions in 1st and 2nd Lines of Defence (LoD) for cyber security, cyber-risk management, operational risk, and technology. For companies across Engineering and Manufacturing, Financial Services and Publishing and Media. Working with leadership teams of companies with balance sheets over €1 trillion. He is an experienced member of management boards, global risk leadership teams, cyber security, operational risk and GDPR committees.
Andy holds Royal Charters in Security (CSyP – recognised by CPNI) and Engineering (CEng), he has a place on the UK Register of Chartered Security Professionals and is a CSyP Assessor. He is a member of the Board of the Security Institute, a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, and a Freeman of the City of London. He has been a counsel appointed expert to the UK Information Commissionaires Office (ICO). He was a founding member of the US DoD CMMC Accreditation Body Standards Working Group and works to support the UK Defence Industry Trade Associations with Cybersecurity compliance.
Andy is the Founding Partner of Parava Security Solutions an independent Cybersecurity risk management advisory firm and the Augusta group a U.S based cybersecurity advisory and education company.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.