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Dr Alastair MacWillson joins PA Consulting Group as a senior adviser

20 October 2014

Dr Alastair MacWillson has joined PA Consulting Group’s digital trust team to work with clients on cyber, security and assurance challenges. Alastair has worked with business and government leaders around the world on critical issues relating to technology strategy and risk, cyber and information security, and critical infrastructure protection.

Alastair is Chair of the Institute of Information Security Professionals and former global Managing Partner for Accenture Technology Consulting. With over 23 years of experience in information, technology and security Alastair has led projects for major organisations such as World Bank, SWIFT, DTC, CBT, LSE, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, NASA, QinetiQ, BP, Shell, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Ericsson, BT, Telstra and Vodafone, as well as intelligence, security and defence departments of the UK, US, European, Australian and Indian Governments.

Prior to moving into consultancy, Alastair worked in government service and held senior advisory positions on security and risk related strategy with the UK Foreign Office and, through secondment, with the US State Department. Alastair is also author of the Hostage Taking Terrorism textbook.

Tom McEwan, group head of IT at PA Consulting Group, comments: “Alastair is a highly respected figure in digital trust and brings a wealth of experience across government and industry. Digital trust has never been more important to our clients and I am delighted to welcome Alastair to the team.”

Dr Alastair MacWillson, comments: “I am excited to be joining the PA team. PA has an excellent reputation in cyber security and I am looking forward to working with clients to help them solve their digital trust challenges.”

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