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Leadership Team

Leadership Team

George Grey

Business Risk MD and Co-Head of Xcina Consulting

George has over 24 years’ experience in professional services across multiple jurisdictions including Africa, continental Europe, and the United Kingdom. He trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young before moving to KPMG and PwC in senior risk and assurance roles in their financial services and banking and capital market teams, respectively. He also holds a CFA Charter, awarded in 2010. George joined Xcina Consulting’s predecessor firm in 2009. George’s has been providing governance, risk, and regulatory compliance consulting services to clients since 2007, with a focus on corporate governance and regulation, risk management, internal audit, internal controls assurance and third-party assurance programmes. In December 2019, George was appointed Co-Head of Xcina Consulting and retains responsibility for business risk management services. George is also a member of the Institute of Risk Management and represents it on the British Standards Institution’s Technical Committee ART/1 on Artificial Intelligence.

Rob Treacey

Technology Risk MD and Co-Head of Xcina Consulting

Rob brings over 20+ years’ of commercial and consulting experience to the leadership table. He has held senior level positions at both Bank of America and Citibank, primarily in operational and technology risk; information security as well as IT audit, and more recently has provided consultancy engagements for the likes of Bank of New York Mellon (BNYM), Bank of London and The Middle East (BLME) and First Bank of Nigeria. Rob has been a Co-Head of Xcina Consulting since December 2019 and in his current role he heads up the Technology Risk Management function, supporting clients around data protection; information security; cybersecurity; business continuity; Payment Card Industry; due diligence; audit; third party management; governance, risk and controls as well as controls assurance. 

He is also the Shearwater Group plc Data Protection Officer.


Philip Underwood

CIO of SecurEnvoy

Phillip has worked with leading Security vendors over the last 20 years and throughout his career has implemented large-scale security deployments, becoming a trusted security advisor for many major corporations. His wide-ranging skills have allowed him to educate and demonstrate new technology and techniques, in defending against Internet security threats. With a passion for systems engineering, Phillip has provided direct input and ledon new developments as well as product direction at SecurEnvoy, culminating in its new converged security cloud platform. Phillip has been with SecurEnvoy a total of 12 years, after joining as the first Technical Lead and was key in the design and build of SecurEnvoy software, which is now in use with over 1100 customers in 36 countries.

Adam Bruce

CRO of SecurEnvoy

Adam’s career spans over twenty years, starting with a technical specialisation in Networking and Security. This start provided a sound technical understanding of Cyber Security and gave the foundation for twenty years in commercial sales. Adam’s experience includes over seven years operating within a high-profile Cyber Security VAR, working with household names across a wide range of sectors. Adam joined SecurEnvoy in 2005, as the first sales hire, with a hand in both End User Sales and Channel Development. The fifteen year SecurEnvoy journey has resulted in Adam successfully building out and leading the commercial operations and strategy. He has risen through many roles within the business at SecurEnvoy, culminating as Chief Revenue Officer.

Paul Harris

CEO of Pentest

Paul has over twenty years’ boardroom experience in both leading-edge, fast moving technology enterprises and FTSE 100 global brands. With a career spanning a broad range of technology disciplines, Paul has consistently focussed on elements of Infosec from Offensive Security Testing and Industrial Control Systems, to Firmware, Software & SaaS, Data Centres, Hosting and IT infrastructure. Paul was the Managing Director of Secarma in 2018 and joined the Group following its acquisition of its penetration testing assets. Previously, he co-founded and directed BrightHR, a cloud-based SaaS Human Resources service for SMEs, and was a Director with Sage Group plc and UKFast.

Phil Higgins

CEO of Shearwater Group plc and Brookcourt Solutions

Phil has over thirty years’ industry experience during which time he has been instrumental in the delivery of next generation technology solutions to many leading global FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies. Following a six-year secondment to the US as International Business Director for Info Products Europe (now SCC), Phil returned to the UK market in 2001. After a brief spell at NSC Global and three years at Repton (now CDW), he co-founded Brookcourt Solutions in 2005. In December 2018, Phil joined the Board of Shearwater as an Executive Director, and in April 2019 was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Shearwater Group.