Global brokerage Cooper Gay has appointed international cyber security expert Peter Hacker as group chief innovation officer.
In his new role, Hacker will develop risk and advisory solutions for businesses and their boards with the aim of digitising all aspects of operations.
Hacker will also provide strategic and operational support to address network, M&A and business planning revenue opportunities.
He will report to Cooper Gay group CEO Steve Hearn, who described Hacker as an “invaluable addition” who will offer strategic insight to the executive team.
“Appointing an individual of Peter’s calibre is a statement of intent and offers a glimpse of the future ambitions for our business. He has had an exceptional career to date,” Hearn said of Hacker.
“He has consistently broken new ground, developing strategies and initiatives which have had a profound business impact and have been recognised across the market as representative of a new standard.”
A global expert in cyber security, cybercrime and enterprise risk management, Hacker brings 20 years of leadership experience to Cooper Gay.
Hacker is a partner and co-founder of Distinction Global, a specialised advisory unit of independent international think tank Cyber Crime Institute.
Serving as an expert for several organisations, insurers and brokers, Hacker’s work and research span emerging and established economies, advising boards and risk stakeholders.
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