FWN Mentoring Dinner

  • 26 Apr 2017
  • 18:00 - 22:00
  • The Piano Lounge, 155 Bar and Kitchen, 155 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3AD
  • 25


Our next FWN Mentoring Dinner, will be held in The Piano Lounge at 155 Bar and Kitchen, 155 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3AD 
www.155barandkitchen.com on Wednesday 26 April 2017.

Another opportunity to meet with your peers, enjoy dinner and listen to and chat with our very special guests: 

Sharon BarberDirector of IT Cyber Security & Risk at Lloyds Banking Group. Sharon joined Lloyds Bank in 1985, and spent her early career understanding the Clearings Operation before moving into IT in 1994. Sharon “learnt the trade” in IT as an IT Systems Programmer, before moving onto Senior Management roles in Production Support, Infrastructure Delivery, Service and Contract Management.  Sharon’s specialism is transformation and delivery. She led a two year programme, beginning in 2009 to integrate the HBoS and Lloyds TSB Distributed Platforms, before being appointed Group IT Security Director in December 2011, to run the day to day function and transform the IT Security position of LBG. She led a three year programme to implement standardised controls, improve technical solutions and enhance the people capability across the Group.  Sharon was appointed as Group IT Cyber Security & Risk Director in August 2015 taking on the oversight of risk and control activities within Group IT. Sharon currently leads the Group IT Cyber Security & Major Risk Programmes team which, alongside her Cyber Security responsibilities, sees her managing three major IT risk reduction programmes: Cyber, Technology Currency and IT Resilience.

Mark Ward: Mark is an ex-military man and has a successful career spanning over 30 years.  Since 2002 Mark has operated as an independent fraud, risk and security consultant under the banner of Predator IT. Mark has gained a wealth of experience from both mid, senior and executive management standpoints, covering many different activities related to fraud, risk and security.  He is a highly experienced and pragmatic consultant and is expert in the fields of Information / Cyber and Operational Risk Management, IT Security, Fraud, Cyber/e-Crime, Incident/Crisis Management, Physical Security and Intelligence Management. Mark is currently the CISO for Vanquis Bank.  He has worked across many sectors including financial services, insurance, telecoms and utilities, providing him with a rare an unique set of skills and experience.

Sharon will talk about her achievements, obstacles encountered, how she has overcome them and difficulties associated with being a woman in her profession. 

Looking at it from a very different perspective, Mark will talk about the challenges he faces when hiring and what he looks for in candidates (from junior to senior level in the security industry).

You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences too!

The cost? A mere £35.00 (inclusive of VAT) to FWN Members which includes bubbles on arrival, a fabulous 3 course dinner, wine, soft drinks and coffee and, of course, the opportunity to meet with your peers and listen to and speak with our special guests.

The evening will commence with reception drinks at 18.00 hours, dinner at 19.00 and will finish around 22.00 hours. We only have 24 places available and will be offered on a first come first serve basis, so to avoid disappointment and to ensure your place at this exclusive dinner, please book and pay now (either by PayPal, bank transfer or cheque). Upon receipt of payment, we shall send you a copy of the menu from which you can select your menu choices.

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