After a military career in the Royal Signals, Alan has worked in the defence and IT security industry (both consulting and solutions delivery) for over 25 years. With Admiral Management Services for 6 years, he then operated mostly as a freelance for 10 years. In 2006 he joined EADS Defence and Security (now part of Airbus Defence and Space) as a security engineer, with assignments to Galileo in Rome, ESTEC in the Netherlands and to Petroleum Development Oman. For the last five years he was Head of Systems Engineering for Cyber Security. He will combine his account management responsibilities with client consultancy, mainly in the fields of policy and governance.