Ian is an accomplished Chief Information Security Officer with over 30 years’ experience in the field. He started off his career in South African Defence Force Combat School where he served as an Instructor in Army Intelligence. Ian took this background into the corporate world and was instrumental in the creation of the Global Security function for Deloitte and subsequently was appointed as ISO for ABSA Corporate and Merchant Bank.
Currently Ian is the CSO for SBV Services and reports directly to the CEO of the Group. Ian is passionate about building Information Security functions, creating order out of chaos and teaching people that security is not something to be feared but embraced. In his private life he enjoys life outdoors either in the bush or scuba diving. He has 2 sons and his wife is an Program Executive in the financial services sector