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Matt Palmer

Main Industry: Financial Services
London, United Kingdom


Non-Executive Director & Audit Committee Chair with a focus on financial services and fintech. Bringing together finance, technology and risk to deliver strategic business outcomes.


June 2020

Advising and supporting RiskLedger - reducing supply chain risk and the cost of assurance through a new NCSC award winning online platform.

More information: https://riskledger.com/?

August 2019

Providing, support, guidance and constructive challenge to a seed-stage fintech (financial technology) startup seeking to unlock liquidity in global equity markets.

More information: https://appital.io/

Willis Towers Watson
March 2018

Building a new business opportunity for the world's 3rd largest insurance broker and risk advisor. Defined strategy, built teams, and developed new software solutions, bringing these to market.

Willis Towers Watson
August 2014  - March 2018

Leading the global cyber security function for a top 3 insurance broker and risk advisor. Building strategy, engaging with board, stakeholders and regulators, handling multiple major M&A integrations and overseeing major transformation and technology implementation programs.

Wall Street Journal Profile: https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-ciso-matt-palmer-willis-towers-watson-1513340826

Channel Islands Information Security Forum
January 2013  - January 2017
January 2007  - January 2013

Chairing the Audit Committee for Bradford Community Housing Trust Group (now Incommunities) and setting up new governance arrangements.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
January 2005  - January 2013

Serving as a founder Governor of a new NHS Foundation Trust, establishing new governance arrangements, hiring new auditors and Chairman, overseeing financial recovery.

State Street; Brevan Howard; Skipton Building Society
July 2007  - August 2008

Various IT and business leadership roles across financial services - private equity, alternative investments, retail banking.

Palmedia Ltd
March 2004  - June 2008

Setting up a new web application development / Software as a Service solutions provider.

August 2000  - March 2004

Delivering external, operational and technology audit with KPMG and then RSM Tenon.


Leeds Business School
July 1997
BA(Hons) Accounting & Finance
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CRISC - Certified in Risk & Information Systems Control
January 2011 - present
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CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Practitioner
January 2010 - present
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Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
January 2008 - present
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CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor
January 2008 - present
Security Leader of the YearAWARD


December 2018