Beverley McGowan


Bev started her career as an apprentice at Citigroup in the mid 90's and spent several years in technical support before moving into IT leadership, heading up IT project Governance for Citibank, EMEA and completing her honours degree in Business and HR at MMU. She spent 23 years in the Financial Services sector in IT, Security, Privacy and Data leadership roles, including as Head of Data Governance, GDPR Programme lead and Group Information Security Officer for Royal London Group. In 2019 Bev launched her training, consulting and security services business The Specialists Hub (also trading as CyberPRO) and has recently launched an initiative to encourage and support women to enter the cybersecurity field via a supported apprenticeship programme working with WISE campaign and Digital Her. Bev is starting her MSc in Digital Technology and Cybersecurity at MMU in September part time.