Group Chief Information Security Officer, GlaxoSmithKline (UK)
John Meakin is a specialist in information security with more than twenty years experience. He has previously been responsible for leading systems security in Standard Chartered Bank, Reuters, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Dresdner Bank. He was Chief Info Security Officer at BP plc for 3 years and led Deutsche Bank’s development of a new security strategy and innovative security solutions to meet the latest threats.
From April 2014 he was Chief Security Officer for the leading international luxury goods company Richemont, supporting the varying needs of such renowned brands as Cartier, Montblanc, Chloe, etc. He also has a particular interest in better modeling and managing the costs and benefits of security to the business, as well as in shifting the emphasis of commercial security efforts into dynamic management and monitoring rather than static prevention.
John is currently the Group Chief Information Security Officer for GlaxoSmithKline.
He has developed a number of award-winning Info Security Risk Management methods and tools during his CISO career. He is a member of the Jericho Forum Board of Management, and advisor to a number of security vendors. He sits on the Microsoft Worldwide CSO Council and the SAP AG Security Advisory Board. He has a PhD in Experimental Solid State Physics from Cambridge University.