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FinSec Leadership Forum

Welcome to the Financial Services Security Leadership Forum

This forum is dedicated to bringing together a community of financial services security leaders to share experiences, tackle common issues and facilitate development of joint initiatives and action.

We will meet regularly to address some of the biggest challenges facing organisations and consumers in relation to security in the financial services industry.


The FinSec Leadership Forum was initiated by OccamSec and FinTech-Tables. The forum is also supported by Barclays and Virgin Money as hosts for forum discussions.

We will:

-Create a space dedicated to senior financial services security leaders.

-Discuss and share common security challenges related to the entire financial services ecosystem

-Provide a unique platform to discuss and assess new and innovative security solutions that can benefit everyone.

-Tackle shared business challenges. For example, stakeholder buy-in, building and scaling effective security teams, supply chain resilience

Forum Mission

– Create a space for senior security leaders to meet, share challenges and thought leadership.

– Provide access to global security experts.

– Share effective methods and innovative solutions to tackle security in financial services.

– Publish Forum thought leadership and security recommendations.

– Develop joint initiatives to tackle security challenges in financial services.

Benefits of membership

Our Promise

Quarterly Roundtables

We will deliver a regular forum to discuss shared challenges and practical steps to deliver increased security and trust in the financial services industry.

A Voice for Security

The Forum will give a voice to security leaders, enabling experts from a range of security disciplines to share knowledge and expertise around security challenges and initiatives.

Ongoing Engagement

Support ongoing engagement by encouraging collaboration. Raising the profile and importance of security through reporting and amplification of forum activity and thought leadership.

Forum Charter


Forum Membership

Membership is available by invitation or upon approval of request by the forum founding members.

We welcome application from individuals in leadership roles or teams working in security, trust and resilience roles across financial services and FinTech.

Application and attendance would also be welcome from individuals or organisations who form part of the wider financial services security ecosystem, and other adjacent specialisms such as governance, risk, regulation and compliance.

Join the FinSec Leadership Forum today:

Founding Members

Ian DaveyIan DaveyFounder & Managing DirectorFinTech-Tables
Mark StamfordMark StamfordCEOOccamSec
Nicola Cooper, Virgin Money Cyber Security ManagerNicola CooperSenior Cyber Security ManagerVirgin Money
David GoodacreDavid GoodacreTransformation Director, Chief Security OfficeBarclays
Elaine McKechnieElaine McKechnieSenior Manager Technology Operations & CyberVirgin Money
Darren AndersonDarren AndersonInformation Security DirectorOccamSec

Request to Join

FinSec Leadership Forum

Please complete the form  and one of our team will review your request to join this Forum and we will be back in touch soon.