Peter Armstrong

Executive Director - Cyber, Willis FINEX Global

Peter joined Willis’ FINEX Global (specialists in Financial, Executive and Professional risks) in 2014 to lead the development of the TMT and Cyber Practice. Peter’s background is largely in the Cyber Security, Security and Defence sectors where he led consulting and services businesses: most recently, prior to joining Willis, Peter led the Thales Cyber Security Business. Peter is a leading thinker and influencer in the cyber security sector: he sits on the Defence Cyber Protection Partnership (DCPP) a joint UK Government-Industry body where he leads the development of the standards and measurement framework mandated through contracting in the UK
MoD supply chain from 2015. He is a representative on the UK Cyber Growth Partnership and sits on the TechUK Cyber Management Committee. In addition to the more usual Enterprise Cyber expertise, Peter also has particular expertise in Industrial Control Systems cyber security within the Critical National Infrastructure Environment including the nuclear sector.

Prior to Thales, Peter led sensitive cyber and security activities in South Africa working with the DoD and Treasury and prior to that led Finmeccanica’s Global Battle space Business and the Unisys European Commercial technology services business. Peter’s early career was spent as an officer in the Royal Navy where he served in Nuclear Submarines: he holds a Master’s Degree in IT & Management from Sheffield in the UK and is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.