Capsicum Re, the specialist reinsurance broker, is pleased to announce the appointment of Conrad Williams, the latest addition to its cyber team. Williams’ arrival will bolster the expertise of Capsicum Re’s market-leading team as it continues to strengthen its cyber capabilities. He will report to Ian Newman and Samantha Thompson, partners in Capsicum Re’s London property and specialty division, and begins his new role with immediate effect.
Williams brings a plethora of knowledge to Capsicum Re, having completed a four-year PhD in Cyber Security at the Centre for Doctoral Training on Cyber Security, Royal Holloway University of London (“Royal Holloway”), this year. Williams was one of only ten students in his peer group to be selected for this programme and has published four peer-reviewed research papers on his specialism, Access Control, at conferences in America, Asia and Europe. Prior to this, Williams graduated from Royal Holloway with a 1st class honours in Mathematics and worked as a technical business analyst at Acturis Limited.
Newman said: “In such a dynamic environment as cyber, it’s vital that we remain at the forefront of innovation, creating solutions to meet our clients’ growing needs. Therefore, I am delighted to welcome a scholar of Conrad’s calibre; he not only brings a vast knowledge of cyber security, but a crucial understanding of the relationship between theoretical, technical and human factors in this field. His skills will undoubtedly complement those of our exisiting cyber team as we continue to broaden our offering and develop cutting-edge products that address the rapidly changing risks of today.”
For further information, please contact:
Rupert Swallow – CEO
+44 (0)207 234 4075
David Haggie/ Chanice Smith
+44 (0)207 562 4444
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About Capsicum Re
Founded by Grahame Chilton and Rupert Swallow in 2013, Capsicum Reinsurance Brokers LLP Group (“Capsicum Re”) is a reinsurance broker working in partnership with Arthur J. Gallagher as its primary treaty reinsurance broking outlet. Based out of offices in London, Bermuda, Rio de Janeiro, Miami and Santiago, Capsicum Re is focused on attracting the best advocates in the market to provide bespoke and specialist reinsurance advice and products; it boasts the foremost broking teams in the specialist areas of the market that it focuses on.
About The Centre for Doctoral Training on Cyber Security, Royal Holloway University
The Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security (CDT) at Royal Holloway was established in 2013, with funding from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). It is one of a number of recent initiatives supported by the UK Government as part of the UK Cyber Security Strategy, which states that one of the fundamental goals for the UK is “to have the cross-cutting knowledge, skills and capability it needs to underpin all our cyber security objectives”. A specific aim of the CDT programme is to increase the number of doctoral-level cyber security professionals with a breadth of skills relevant to the national need.