​Paul Drake joins GÉANT Executive team 

Amsterdam, Netherlands / Cambridge, UK | 25 May 2017

paul_drake.jpgGÉANT welcomes Paul Drake to the GÉANT Executive team as Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Risk Officer. Paul will be responsible for ensuring GÉANT recognises and responds to key business, Information Security and regulatory risks. Key amongst these is readiness for the new data protection regulations, and getting some key strategic Information Security protections in place. 

Paul joins after a long spell at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) where he held several security roles including at Chief Officer level. Paul previously held principal security officer roles across several different industries and local government. He was also heavily involved in the design and delivery of Information Security standards.

Paul has a PhD in Information Security and Social Sciences, an MSc in Supervisory Management, and is a Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma. He has lectured on Information Security, Strategic Planning and Corporate Competitiveness at MBA level.

Paul adds, “I am thrilled at the opportunity to bring my knowledge and experience to the GÉANT community. Already I am making many great contacts and look forward to meeting many of you at TNC17, and afterwards.” 

Further details of GÉANT’s Executive team can be found here​