Neil Ackerley Joins the CRMG Team as Principal Consultant

The Cyber Risk Management Group (CRMG) welcomes Neil Ackerley to the team as Principal Consultant. Neil will be working across multiple services from information risk management and risk assessments, to cyber security governance and CISO staff placements for CRMG’s client base.

Since starting his IT security career at the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Neil has gained a wealth of experience and knowledge over the last 27 years, having worked for many global organisations such as Jaguar Land Rover, Unilever, Bank of America and Welsh Water. Neil’s skill-set combines hands-on-implementation, project and programme management through designing and commissioning complex technical infrastructures within both the U.K and the Middle East.

Neil has 15 years’ experience in risk-based roles, being exposed to many risk and compliance frameworks including OCTAVE, IRAM, ISO27002 and ISF Benchmark. Neil has a strong background delivering large ISO programmes and has headed up GDPR projects for large institutions such as JLR.

The Directors of CRMG, Simon Rycroft and Nick Frost commented “having Neil join CRMG builds on the existing expertise we have in risk management and managing security functions. In addition to Neil’s experience as a CISO, he also brings deep technical experience to bolster analysis of technical risks for mission-critical applications. His experience at the forefront of combating many of the most sophisticated cyber threats whilst working for the UK Government – coupled with his business knowledge through engaging senior business leaders – provides CRMG with a blended array of skills that is highly desirable in cyber security today.”

Neil is joining a portfolio of experts who have many years’ experience in cyber security and information risk across many industries from government, retail, finance, insurance & many others. CRMG pride themselves on delivering pragmatic approaches, with people who know how to successfully implement, manage and lead at CISO-level to protect their clients from current and emerging cyber threats.

On joining CRMG, Neil commented “CRMG provides the opportunity to be part of a group of professionals who are at the top of their game. This for me is the perfect catalyst to bring my skill-set to an organisation capable of delivering against my career objectives whilst growing my capability in the right direction.”

Welcome to CRMG Neil!


Neil Ackerley
Principal Consultant, CRMG
Specialist Area: Cyber Security Compliance
Industry: Government, Information

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