Our Officers & Volunteers

The ISC2 London Chapter is made up of the following officers and volunteers:

The President – Liz Banbury CISSP


I’ve spent approximately 18 years working in Technology within the Financial industry and started out in JPMorgan working in the Back Office Settlements systems and progressed to Release/Environment management.

I have now been in the Information Security space for circa 10 years firstly as the Regional Portfolio manager for Information Security & Technology Risk within the Information Security Office at ANZ Bank, from there moved to Standard Chartered Bank where I headed up the Information and Cyber Security Policy function and as of Q4, 2021 moved to Hiscox Insurance as the Chief Information Security Officer. I am CISSP [Certified Information Systems Security Professional] certified and have been a member of ISC2 since 2016.

I’m passionate about what I do and particularly interested in people and the impact that behaviour and culture have on security holistically. Cyber Security is a very interesting, dynamic, fast moving, fast changing area where I feel that each individual should have a certain basic level of knowledge in the key threats we face and the controls that need to be put in place to safeguard themselves and their assets both at home and in the workplace.

Since leaving school I have been fortunate enough to have been able to travel a fair amount and have spent 20 years living in Asia, first in Hong Kong and more recently in Singapore, returning to London June 2017.

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The Secretary – Pierce Ferriter CISSP


Working in financial services as a director, within a threat management centre and involved with engineering projects for security tooling.


The Treasurer – Teresa Clark CISSP

I grew up in New Zealand attaining a MSc, Cellular & Molecular Biology, at the University of Canterbury, NZ. Moving to the UK I have worked over the last 20 years within IT operations and projects of major financial organisations. In 2020 I became CISSP certified.  

In 2021 I joined ISC2 London Chapter, it is a great way to participate within the security community.  ISC2 strives to advance information security and protect society. 

I am employed by BAE Systems Digital Intelligence as a Software Engineer.



Omar Sáenz Herrera CISSP, CISM

Security Specialist, Cybernetics Futurist, Google Cloud

Omar is a cybernetics engineer and cloud security specialist who has more than 20 years experience helping organisations design and build secure solutions and more recently, transition securely to the cloud.

He loves talking about Google’s security culture, security automation and democratising security.

He has worked as a technology risk and cyber security consultant specialising in multiple security domains and roles including security research and pen testing, security operations, security architect and in security leadership roles in organisations such as Deloitte, KPMG, HSBC, OneWeb and GFT.

He founded and was the Membership Chair for the ISC(2) London Chapter from 2017 to 2023 and has participated as speaker in several technology and computer security events including the CONFidence Conference [Krakow, 2023], ISF Annual World Congress [Cannes, 2019], The ISC2 Secure Summit [London, Mexico City] and other security events.

He has a degree in Cybernetics Engineering and Computer Systems from La Salle University and participated in the first cohort of the computer security programme at UNAM Mexico. He has a Master’s degree in Business Innovation with Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship from Birkbeck University of London and participated in the AI and Business Innovation programmes from Saïd Business School from Oxford University.

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Richard Carpenter CISSP, AfCIIS

Richard is an Information Security Expert, focussed on the implementation and architecture of Digital Transformation and Public Cloud adoption at forward thinking organisations.

Advising on Information Risk Management, User Training, Operational Policies and Security Architecture, his IT industry expertise comes from 15 years behind the keyboard starting out in Infrastructure support in the area of Identity and Access Management.

From an initial passion in automation tooling and supporting users in AS400-based technology, he soon become interested in Infrastructure Design and Support.

A member of ISC2 since 2016, he presently works as the Information Security Manager at Global in the UK, and is often found being interviewed for industry media and podcasts.

Other interests include multi-cloud security posture assessments, vulnerability management programme design, managed service reviews, open-source software maturity programmes, disaster recovery audits and software readiness reviews.

Educated at the University of Portsmouth with a specialism in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, and with CPD qualifications CISSP, AWS Solutions Architect and AWS Security Specialist, Richard is a keen advocate of skilling up young people in Online Security and Privacy awareness.

Away from the screen, Richard volunteers his time with the Scout Association and ArcheryGB.


Debashree Tripathy 

Edafe Eduviere  MSc, CISSP, CCSK

Saja Aljulaud 

Trevor S. Louis  CISSP, CCNA Security, ITIL

Zia Bharwani