GALLOS Alliance

Discover your unfair advantage

Today’s security and risk leaders operate in environments of ambiguity, resource constraints, and shifting priorities. Broad technical and organisational insights alongside extensive soft skills are required to navigate to professional and organisational success.

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Introducing GALLOS Alliance

GALLOS Alliance is an exclusive by invitation membership community created specifically for senior security and risk leaders seeking unparalleled insights and connections in today’s dynamic landscape.

By harnessing the expertise of our extensive network of technology, security, and defence subject matter experts from the Government, Academia, and the Commercial sectors, GALLOS Alliance empowers security and risk leaders to navigate complexities and lead with confidence.

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Membership Benefits

Unrivalled Expertise

Leverage insights from GALLOS’ expert network across Government, Technology, Academia, and Commercial sectors.

Strategic Networking

Monthly in-person meetings connect you with experts and your professional peers, fostering collaboration and innovation. Gain insights into early-stage security technology opportunities and emerging trends in risk and security mitigation.

Personalised Support

Customised mentoring opportunities and resources to navigate growth, change, complexities, and risks, ensuring professional and organisational success.

Cutting-Edge Insights

Stay informed and proactive with early access to unique cutting-edge research, analysis, and thought leadership content.

Always Accessible

Mobile-friendly online community portal for seamless connection with members, accessing curated content by GALLOS experts.
GALLOS Alliance is a unique opportunity for security and risk leaders to gain an unfair advantage for their organisations, and for their professional development.
Josh Burch, GALLOS Co-Founder
The power of collaboration with fellow professionals is immeasurable. Together, we can innovate, navigate risk, and tackle the formidable challenges inherent in our roles.
Oliver Newbury, Global CISO, Barclays Bank, and Chair of GALLOS Alliance membership board
GALLOS has brought together a very special combination of expertise and experience.
Sir Jeremy Fleming - Former head of GCHQ and Chair of the GALLOS Strategic Advisory Board
Belonging to an advisory and peer network community as a CISO provides invaluable insights and personal growth and development.
Sarah Lawson, CISO, University College London
In today’s volatile world, the ability to access timely, high quality analysis of emerging geopolitical, security and technology issues is an essential foundation of any credible risk management strategy.
Ben Aung, Chief Risk Officer, Sage and GALLOS Advisory Panel member
GALLOS thinks differently about technology because we think differently about security. We leverage our nation state-level security and technology insights to co-build world-class security technology companies.
Sir Anthony Finkelstein - Former UK Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security and GALLOS advisor
It's crucial for cybersecurity leaders to access cutting-edge insights on threats and emerging technology for professional success and organisational value creation.
Paul Haywood, CISO, Willis Towers Watson
Members’ Board
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Oliver Newbury
As the Group CISO for Barclays, Oliver is responsible for the cyber security across the group - ensuring that…
Oliver Newbury

As the Group CISO for Barclays, Oliver is responsible for the cyber security across the group - ensuring that Barclays remains safe, secure and always on.

Oliver joined the bank in Jan 2017 from BT, where he was CTO BT Security - responsible for defining and driving delivery of the technical strategy and capability roadmap for Security within BT to ensure BT’s own approach and portfolio of security products & services stayed ahead of the constantly evolving threat landscape. Olivers career has included delivering some of the largest cyber security transformation programme around the world inc. the building from a scratch of a national cyber security centre for a country in the middle east. Oliver spent a significant chunk of his career working under security clearance with GCHQ & the other UK Security services, in technical roles.

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Ben Aung
Ben is the Chief Risk Officer at Sage Group plc, where he is accountable for the security of Sage’s…
Ben Aung

Ben is the Chief Risk Officer at Sage Group plc, where he is accountable for the security of Sage’s technology estate and software products and cloud services used by millions of Sage customers globally. Ben also leads Sage’s enterprise risk, internal controls, business continuity and data and AI governance functions.

Ben joined Sage as Global CISO in 2018, after almost 20 years in the UK Government in a variety of technology and national security roles. Ben left public service as director of the Cabinet Office Government Security Group and Deputy Chief Security Officer for government.

Ben is a member of the UK Cyber Security Council’s Strategic Advisory Panel.

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Paul Haywood
Paul Haywood is the Group Chief Information Security Officer for Willis Towers Watson, an enterprise insurance provider that operates…
Paul Haywood

Paul Haywood is the Group Chief Information Security Officer for Willis Towers Watson, an enterprise insurance provider that operates in more than 140 countries with a workforce of over 50,000 employees. Paul was formerly the Group Chief Information Security Officer for Bupa Group, where he led the global security transformation programme.

Paul is responsible for a global approach to information security, including identifying, evaluating, and reporting on risks and meeting compliance and regulatory requirements. Paul is a specialist leader in information security and risk management, with extensive experience in board level communication and managing global stakeholders, to drive security and technology outcomes for large multinational organisations. Paul is also an adopter of disruptive technology solutions to solve complex business problems, and has supported many early-stage security technology companies with their commercial growth and product capabilities and roadmap.

Paul has a honours degree in mathematics and a master's in strategic information systems.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is GALLOS Alliance?

    GALLOS Alliance is an exclusive membership community explicitly designed for security and risk leaders seeking unparalleled insights and opportunities to collaborate in today’s dynamic landscape. By harnessing the expertise of GALLOS’ extensive network of technology, security, and defence subject matter experts from the Government, Academia, and Commercial sectors, GALLOS Alliance empowers security and risk leaders to navigate complexities and lead with confidence.

  • Who can join GALLOS Alliance?

    GALLOS Alliance is tailored for senior Security and Risk Leaders. Membership requests are reviewed by our membership board which comprises of leading UK based CISO and Risk Leaders, and GALLOS experts. We operate waiting list should places be currently unavailable for new members.

  • How often does GALLOS Alliance meet in person?

    GALLOS Alliance members meet monthly to receive briefings, participate in panel discussion and share time with their peers over dinner. In between meetings the GALLOS Alliance community platform provides a digital collaboration space and repository for members.

  • What other services does GALLOS provide for Security and Risk Professionals?

    In addition to GALLOS Alliance GALLOS offers a unique leadership program for risk and security leaders. This new program prepares aspiring candidates for their future role, as well as developing those currently in leadership roles.

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