Former Bank of England head of security Randall increases his portfolio

- Leadership - Mar 24, 2015

Security industry heavyweight Don Randall MBE confirmed his appointment on March 20 to two major new roles in addition to his ongoing position as Cyber Ambassador for the Bank of England. Randall, formerly Head of Security and Chief Information Security Officer at the Bank of England, is joining global security specialist Pilgrims Group as a Senior Adviser, helping to build the company’s in-house capabilities and bolstering its market-leading expertise in security training, anti-terrorism, cyber security and private security risks.

He is also taking the role of Senior Consultant with leading City litigation practice Bivonas Law, providing senior level counsel and advice on fraud, cyber security and risk.

Randall began his career with the City of London Police, specialising in fraud and counter-terrorism investigations and in 1995 was appointed as Managing Director and International Security Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific at JPMorgan Chase. He joined the Bank of England as its Head of Security in 2008.

Randall is an internationally-renowned figure in the fields of security, law enforcement, counter-terrorism, cyber crime and fraud, and will be applying his substantial experience in a number of sectors to further develop the two companies’ offerings to clients.

In 2007, Randall was awarded an MBE for services to law enforcement involving the harmonisation of the public and private sector agencies. Among other accolades, he has been the recipient of the Imbert Award by the Association of Security Consultants for his advancement of risk and security management in the UK, and the Security Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Security Profession. Randall is Chairman of the London Resilience Business Sector panel and sits on various expert panels relating to the prevention, deterrence and detection of terrorist and other criminal activities. 

He commented: “Bivonas Law and Pilgrims Group are leaders in their respective fields, but their work is very different – and therefore so will be my advisory roles. Bivonas Law is one of the City’s top legal practices in large scale commercial litigation, regulatory investigations and criminal investigations and prosecutions. My role will be to add to their existing expertise in complex fraud-related investigations, particularly in areas related to cyber security and risk. With Pilgrims Group, I will be advising on security issues as they relate to real-world terrorist threats and the growing threat posed by cyber attacks for corporate organisations, NGOs and private individuals. Government austerity will continue to place limitations on policing in cyber security, meaning that greater vigilance and attention to private security measures will become increasingly necessary.”

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