Matt Palmer is a business leader with a background encompassing finance, risk and technology. He is a director of Cyberclaria, a boutique technology risk advisory firm working primarily in the financial services, aviation and telecoms sectors, and he serves as a board advisor to several fintech startups working across risk management and capital markets.
Matt trained as an auditor at KPMG before setting up an internet business focussing on online payments and technology assurance. He has subsequently led global technology, risk and client facing business lines across the retail banking, fund administration, alternative investments, private equity, and insurance sectors.
He is a former NHS Trust Governor, City Councillor, and non-executive director. He has an active interest in public policy, standing as a parliamentary candidate, unsuccessfully, in the 2010 UK general election. In 2013 he and others set up the Channel Islands Information Security Forum, where he served as Chairman until 2017.
Matt is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Systems Security Practitioner (CISSP), a Member of the Chartered Institute for Information Security (MInstISP), the Institute of Directors and the Chartered Institute for IT.
An international public speaker, Matt has covered key events such as InfoSecurity Europe and the ISF Annual Congress, focussing on practices at the forefront of cyber risk management and technology leadership. Matt’s research into emerging risk practices in the aviation sector was presented by the World Economic Forum at Davos 2020.
He has been called upon for comment in publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Computer Weekly, Computing, CSO Online, Information Age, InfoSecurity Magazine, SC Magazine, Information Age, Insurance Business, Nikkei Asian Review, the BBC Politics Show, BBC News, and regional television and radio.
Matt was awarded ‘Security Leader of the Year’ in the Tech Awards 2018.