Our Directors

Colin Fraser

Colin exploits 25 years experience in the information security and technology industries to assist companies to drive their security and technology improvement initiatives.

Recently, Colin has been asked by a number of major UK banking groups, to drive programmes to improve security and policy compliance. For a number of years, Colin was responsible for ensuring the RBS group operated globally in line with best information security practice. Colin has also participated in many industry initiatives to improve information security. This experience is now proving invaluable to other organisations.

Colin has acted in interim business and technology leadership roles driving both information and IT security. As the responsible line manager in different household name organisations, Colin has proven his ability to make security work, rather than merely deliver consultants’ theory.

Colin is currently supporting clients across a number of industries to ensure that they adopt a balanced and pragmatic approach to implementing information security. Colin ensures that clients adopt appropriate security measures in a way that still allows the business to function and security becomes an asset and enabler for their customers and staff.

Colin states:

"My line management responsibilities in various UK banks have given me an intimate understanding of the challenges in maintaining customers’ trust by protecting data. All of our clients want to make things happen; to put theory into practice and that is proving to be one of i-confidential’s major differentiators."
 

 

 


Ian Harragan

Ian HarraganIan is one of the co founders of i-confidential. His success has been built upon extensive and diverse experience across global financial services, in a variety of senior manager and consultancy roles.

Ian has been both functional leader of Information Security and also programme lead for a number of Information Security and IT Security improvement programmes within different leading financial services organisations.

Ian has recently completed major initiatives in the identity and user access management, data leakage and security transformation arenas.

Ian was previously the Head of Information Security for the Royal Bank of Scotland Group throughout the UK & Ireland, where he had responsibility for security across the Groups many brands and substantial supplier base.

Ian's background is in Retail Banking and encompasses strong Risk Management, Information Security and Operations Management. He is a highly effective leader, with an enviable track record in driving change and managing business transformation. Ian has a proven ability to lead and manage teams, which deliver measurable business results. His skill set has enabled him to tackle a variety of roles, analyse key business requirements and deliver high quality solutions.

Ian has a strong view that information security management, like all business disciplines, is dependent upon the ability to effectively measure and prioritise activity and investment.

Ian states:

"My belief is that effective measurement of risk enables business leaders to focus their scarce resources on driving improvement activity in the most relevant areas. Helping our clients adopt a structured, pragmatic approach is one of i-confidential’s key differentiators.”
 
 
 
 

Simon Lawrence

Simon LawrenceSimon has over 30 years of IT experience working in the software development, telecoms and finance sectors with roles in software development, security architecture and Information Security strategy, as well as leadership of transformation and integration programmes.

Simon’s most recent assignments have included leading the definition and design of a £multi-million IT Security transformation programme for a major UK bank and a senior consultant role for another UK bank, providing interim IS expertise within their Information Security team for over 12 months until the permanent team was created.

Previous roles have included senior management positions in RBS, where Simon was responsible for defining the IS prioritisation and investment strategy for the whole Group and leading several major technology integration programmes. Prior to this Simon was the Chief Architect at Intelligent Finance and earlier led several technology transformation programmes within BT.

Simon’s repeated successes in defining and delivering complex IS strategies and technology change programmes for major organisations is based upon his ability to translate complex technical solutions into meaningful and compelling options for the business.

Simon states:

“Given the abstract nature of information risk, gaining senior leadership buy-in to a major IS strategy investment is challenging. This is because it requires a clear definition of the problem and investment need, as well as clarity about how the proposed solutions will address the actual risks”