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Grant Thornton boosts Cyber Security team with new leader

James Arthur is taking up leadership of Grant Thornton’s cyber security consulting practice.

As a leading business and financial adviser, Grant Thornton UK LLP sees a great opportunity to create more value for clients through both development of the firm’s cyber consulting capability and the development of our wider cyber services across the firm.

James brings over 20 years’ experience delivering cyber security projects to a wide range of government and military clients in the UK and overseas. Most recently, James led a range of national scale cyber projects including designing and implementing national cyber defences in his role as Technical Director for the Middle East at BAE systems.

Commenting on his appointment, James Arthur said: “I am delighted to join Grant Thornton and am looking forward to building on the strong existing cyber capability with new complementary services that will give our clients innovative ways to respond to growing cyber threats impacting the way they do business.

“Finding the right people and services to protect businesses from the current and future threats to cyber security is proving a considerable challenge. Now, more than ever, it is vital that businesses have the correct management and preventative measures in place to reduce their cyber risk profiles.”

Sacha Romanovitch, CEO, added: “A key element of shaping a vibrant economy is building trust and integrity in markets. The threats posed by cyber-crime and the need for businesses of all sizes to protect themselves and their clients are increasing all the time. James’ appointment brings great insight and expertise into how we continue to grow this key area to support our clients. I’ve been incredibly impressed with how he helps one fully understand the evolving nature of the risks and how he brings practical insight into how they can be mitigated.”