Simon has worked in a wide range of technology and managed IT businesses across the UK and USA. He thrives on building and leading high growth businesses and has a track record of driving revenue. With extensive experience in private equity-backed businesses, he has led multiple acquisitions and integrations, as well as organically growing businesses to increase profits and market share, alongside exceptional client experience.
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Ben has a passion for cybersecurity, having worked in the industry for the majority of his career. He has delivered strategic cyber assurance service development across all key areas including risk and governance, technical architecture, assurance testing, threat intelligence and detection & response. Ben has an in-depth knowledge of threat intelligence, cyber risk, and cyber strategy, with a focus on bridging the offensive knowledge of attackers with effective detection and response capabilities.
Whilst working at LRQA Nettitude he has worked in, led and developed each of the technical capabilities at LRQA Nettitude including professional services, managed services, and product development.
As the CTO Ben not only oversees the technical strategy of LRQA Nettitude but also the dedicated research and innovations department. Ben believes that it is essential to constantly be looking forwards within the agile and dynamic industry that we operate in. Key projects include future assurance testing strategies and tooling, continuous capability development and preparing for emerging technology and future changes to the way global businesses operate and work.
Head of Finance
Colin joined LRQA Nettitude in May 2016. Having held various finance positions in a variety of industries, he developed the finance team through a combination of process automation and people development.
Colin began his finance career as a financial accountant at Scholastic, where he became an ACCA qualified accountant. After realizing that he was especially interested in the strategic side of finance, Colin qualified as a management accountant and held roles with a national hotel chain and a machine tools reseller. This experience helped him to develop a best-practice approach; skills he has employed to help shape the finance function within LRQA Nettitude.
In his role as Head of Finance, Colin aims to continue developing the finance function to provide insights that inform decision-making and enable LRQA Nettitude to grow from strength to strength. Colin sees cybersecurity as a fascinating and continually evolving field and he feels that, as the world becomes ever more connected, we need businesses like LRQA Nettitude to be at the forefront of technology to help keep us protected.
EVP and Head of Asia Pacific
Gregory Lingris is the Executive Vice President and the Head of APAC for LRQA Nettitude. He has over a decade of cybersecurity technology and consulting experience spanning Africa, the Middle East, and APAC.
Gregory has a passion for cybersecurity, his clients and his teams and pushes the development of the business and industry through an emphasis on nascent services and R&D.
He has a degree in finance from the University of South Africa, along with various IT and cybersecurity certifications. Gregory brings considerable experience developing and executing strategies, building commercial and technical teams, and helping organisations develop resilience against their evolving cyber threats.