Management Committee


The UK User Group is run by the Management Committee.  The Management Committee currently consists of the following members, (with each member taking the role/function described).

Steve Watkins (Chair)
Steve was responsible for the very first BS 7799 certification in the UK and is co-author of IT Governance: An International Guide to Data Security and ISO 27001/ISO 27002 (now in its sixth edition). 
 He is contracted to UKAS as an ISMS Technical Assessor, advising on their assessment of Certification Bodies and has advised UKAS on transition to the 2013 version of ISO 27001.
Steve sits on the UK National Standards Body's technical committees for risk management (RM/1, that includes RM/1/-/3 that is responsible for Cyber risk and resilience), Information Technology - Security Techniques (IST/33, including chairing IST/33/1/2 on certification and audits) and IT Service Management (IST/60/2).
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Edward Humphreys (Deputy Chair)
Director and Founder of the ISMS International User Group.

BSI Standards
The British Standards Institute, in its capacity as the National Standards Body, continues to support the group. The activities, especially at times when major standards are being revised provide a useful forum to gain wider input into the standards making process. BSI feed into national, European and international standards.

If you are interested in getting involved then please contact the Chair.  The one requirement to be considered for membership of the Management Committee is a commitment to actively support the group, whether through contributing to newsletters, arranging speakers and/or turning up to meetings.