Internal Audit Conference | Keynote speakers


Ciaran Martin - Founding CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre and Professor, University of Oxford


Ciaran founded the UK’s world leading National Cyber Security Centre and is a Professor for Oxford University. He advises NATO and private sector organisations on cyber security strategies. Under Martin’s leadership, the NCSC took the lead in managing more than 2,000 nationally significant cyber-attacks against the UK, including the NHS Wannacry attack in 2017.

As a global cyber security leader, he has travelled to more than 30 countries building partnerships with government, national security and corporate leaders. In 2020, Ciaran was appointed CB by Her Majesty The Queen and has received numerous awards in recognition of his cyber security work.


Lord Callanan - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)


Lord Callanan was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in February 2020. He was previously Minister of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union.

Callan’s rich political career dates back to the 1980s and includes both councillor and leadership positions. In 2014, he became a Life Peer and took the title of Baron Callanan, of Low Fell in the County of Tyne and Wear. Callan has a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) in electrical and electronic engineering.