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Rebecca Hopkinson

Client Director - Head of Cyber Security Risk Management

TELEPHONE: +44(0)7471 902750


Rebecca, with the support of her specialist network and advisors are well appointed to advise and consult on the development of your internal cyber defence team.

Rebecca Hopkinson

Client Director - Head of Cyber Security Risk Management

TELEPHONE: +44(0)7471 902750


Rebecca joined Howgate Sable in 2015, following a successful career in senior level talent acquisition and prior to that, sales with leading consumer brands. She has established herself in Industry & Supply Chain, Aviation and her specialist field, Cyber Security Risk Management. Rebecca delivers a tailored approach to a global client base; her understanding of her marketplace has seen her successfully challenge and support senior executives and human resource professionals to create successful teams. Rebecca has delivered campaigns including Director of Transformation, VP Supply Chain, Director of Asset Development and Delivery and the development of an internal consulting team for a global power and automation organisation.

In her role as Head of Cyber Security Risk Management, Rebecca, along with our advisory team, supports an organisation’s board on their strategic approach to prioritising business threats, through the introduction of regulation and governance professionals across defence, energy, healthcare, finance, and generalist manufacturing for roles including Chief Information and Security Officers (CISO’s), Governance, Risk & Compliance and Security Operations.

Cyber Security Risk Management is a major focus for Rebecca and Howgate Sable. Cyber security is one of the biggest financial risks faced by corporate boards globally and the introduction of regulations in the US and EU is making it more and more of a constant conversation at board level. Threats against our infrastructure, IP and personal data, by ‘script kiddie’, Nation States or a Nation State Proxy makes it increasingly important for the UK and International organisations to comply with and mitigate against this risk by investing in their people and technology.



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