United Kingdom


  • Service: Insights, Cyber
  • Type: Press release
  • Date: 15/05/2014

KPMG’s Cyber Security practice announces four new senior hires 


KPMG’s Cyber Security practice is pleased to announce four new senior level appointments as it continues to strengthen and deepen the expertise offered to clients.  Joining the team from roles across private and Government sectors, the new recruits bring extensive experience in boardroom cyber risk, security strategy, enterprise security architecture and relations with government, military and law enforcement organisations.


Phillip Hodgins joins KPMG from the Cabinet Office.  He brings 12 years experience helping executives move technical risks from the IT agenda to the Boardroom.  For the past six years he has been involved with creating national cyber policy, educating UK Boardrooms about the risk of ignoring cyber vulnerabilities and developing cyber threat assessments for boards.


James Fox joins the Cyber Security Practice as a Director from Booz Allen Hamilton’s Middle Eastern practice, where he launched their cyber security offering and built a large, multi-disciplinary team.  He brings a particular understanding of cyber security strategy, enterprise security architecture and government relations, with experience delivering cyber security and resiliency programmes across the financial services, oil and gas, and transport sectors.  James’ prior experience is rounded out by time working for McKinsey & Company as well as a ten year stint in the United States Navy.


Richard Krishnan joins the Cyber Security practice as a Director, from KPMG’s own Global Justice and Security team.  A law graduate with experience in home affairs, intelligence and law enforcement, Richard has a long track record of helping law enforcement teams deliver transformational programmes to overhaul their organisational performance without compromising capability or security. 


Tom Burton joins the Cyber Security practice as a Director after working as Detica's Global Head of Managed Security Services. Tom has served as a CIO, an advisor to the MOD, had a 13 year career in the British Forces with the Royal Artillery and is an expert in understanding threat and risk exposure in order to establish and use good security management.  He will blend his unique set of capabilities together to help KPMG's clients transform their existing organisations and secure the future of their business.


Charlie Hosner, partner within KPMG’s Cyber Security practice, says: “We are still on the front edge of the change we’re going to see in the cyber security space and the only certainty is that these changes are happening more rapidly than ever before.  Organisations are looking for a partner who can stand shoulder to shoulder with them and help guide them through this turmoil while ensuring their organisations can continue to focus on their core business activities.  This requires senior leaders who have been there before and the addition of these new hires further strengthens our ability to deliver deep technical and operational capability, translated into effective business change.”


All appointments will be in place before the end of May 2014. 




Media enquiries:


Mike Petrook, KPMG Press Office

020 7311 5271 (t), 07917 384 576 (m) or mike.petrook@kpmg.co.uk 


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About KPMG


KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, is a subsidiary of KPMG Europe LLP and operates from 22 offices across the UK with approximately 11,500 partners and staff.  The UK firm recorded a turnover of £1.8 billion in the year ended September 2013. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. It operates in 155 countries and has 155,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity.  Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.


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