Wendy Cheshire is Director for Control Risks Cyber Security Practice headquartered in London. Wendy is responsible for the execution and delivery of client engagement strategy including, bespoke sector provision, partnering for performance, knowledge management and marketing & communications. Wendy provides an initial entry point to the Global Consulting and Analyst teams, their expertise and a further ‘reach back’ to the 37 Control Risks offices and risk management experts worldwide.
Wendy is a founding member of the National MBA Advisory panel in Cyber Security at Coventry University, UK, a panel member for Cyber and Digital skills, has championed an APPG at Westminster to formally launch the Digital Crime Consolidation and New Powers Bill and an advisor and executive team member of the Digital Trust.
Wendy has a high level of international customer experience supporting clients to build their own cyber propositions and solutions. Wendy’s background is working with governments, corporations and organisations to identify threats and risks, prevent, detect, resolve and crisis manage cyber security breaches. She sits on the National Cyber Management Centre Board in Cheltenham UK and regularly speaks about the need for organisations to put more consideration into employees and supply chain cyber security and the importance of planning a crisis response before the worst were to happen.
Previously Business Development Director for G4S Plc and Babcock Plc, Wendy was responsible for client engagement and outsourced critical asset and training solutions latterly focussed on UK resilience, military and law enforcement. Client engagements included London Fire Brigade, Metropolitan Police, BMW Group, BBC World Service, Deloitte’s and IBM. With 15 years of executive level client engagement experience for large global FSTE 100 organisations including Prudential, VT Group, and Babcock Plc.
Wendy has lived and worked in the UK, Los Angeles, Washington, Frankfurt, Cyprus and Cannes and studied at Hertfordshire University and George Washington University. Wendy holds the professional qualification scheme Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a Diploma in Learning & Development (Organisational Change) practice, and has a Masters Certificate in Project Management as well as a Master Practitioner in NLP. Wendy has written articles for the Financial Times, and is a founding member of the Global Leaders Academy, a trans-national network of self-organising leadership communities, and works as a mentor and coach for public sector executives embracing commercial challenges.