Chairman, Richard Knowlton Associates; Director of Security Studies, Oxford Cyber Academy
Director of Security Studies at the Oxford Cyber Academy and Chairman of Richard Knowlton Associates, Richard is also a Fellow of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management (ISRM) and an honorary Life Member of the International Security Management Association (ISMA).
Richard spent six years as Group Corporate Security Director of Vodafone, after an earlier role in Milan as Head of Security (Global Operations) for the Italian UniCredit Group, the largest bank in Central and Eastern Europe.
Between 2014-2017, Richard was Executive Director (Europe) for the non-profit Internet Security Alliance (ISA), a multi-sector trade association based in Washington DC. He has also been a Board member of the Commonwealth Cyber Crime Consortium and of the UK government’s Overseas Security Information for Business (OSIB).
Richard has spoken on digital security risk management on the BBC and regularly presents at major international events, such as the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. He is the three-time chairman of the annual Security of Things World Conferences in Berlin.
Richard served in the UK Foreign Service before entering the corporate sector. He is a dual Italian-British citizen and lives in Italy.