Cate Pye has joined PA Consulting (PA), the consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life, as a Partner in digital trust and cybersecurity. Cate will focus on expanding PA’s cyber security transformation capability, helping clients’ businesses grow safely in today’s digital age.
Cate has over 20 years of experience advising on policy, strategy and delivery of large programmes and change initiatives for the cyber, defence and security sectors, including Ministry of Defence and Cabinet Office. Prior to joining PA, Cate led EY’s government cyber and security business, working on some of the most challenging transformations and programmes that deliver the National Cyber Security Strategy.
Cate is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. She holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, and she has frequently spoken and published on the challenges the government and cyber security sectors face.
Elliot Rose, Head of Digital Trust and Cybersecurity at PA Consulting, says: “We’re delighted to welcome Cate to our team. Cate has a strong background in cyber security and brings with her valuable experience of government work which will reinforce PA’s existing expertise. We’re very much focused on attracting world-class talent and growing our diverse team of experts who advise clients on a broad range of cyber issues, such as cyber security strategy, IOT security, data privacy and security culture. Importantly, we help our clients seize the opportunity to differentiate themselves with outstanding digital trust and cyber security. It’s great to welcome experts such as Cate to our team.”
On her appointment Cate says: ‘‘Today’s leaders understand how to grow their businesses. The challenge now is how to do that safely in our ever-changing digital world. Cyber transformation is about that business conversation. What are your growth ambitions? And what processes and people changes are needed to create the ‘cyber savvy’ culture you need to respond rapidly and safely to new opportunities. PA has market-leading, end-to-end cyber security experience and expertise across the public and private sectors, and I’m really excited about building on that as we help our clients transform their approach to cyber security to build customer and stakeholder trust".