CREST President, Ian Glover, announces he is stepping down

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18 June 2021:  After almost 13 years as the President of international not-for-profit accreditation and certification body CREST, Ian Glover has announced that he is stepping down.  He will retire from operational work as President of CREST (GB) in three months but will continue to support CREST International projects until the end of the year.

“My retirement is something I have been planning for some time and, while I leave with a heavy heart, I am confident CREST will continue to move forward in the hands of an excellent team,” said Ian, making the announcement at the CREST (GB) AGM on 17 June. “Over the last 13 years at CREST I have tried to give back to the community that I have worked with for over 40 years.  I sincerely hope I have helped organisations to mature and grow and encouraged individuals to enter and thrive in an increasingly professional industry.”

During nearly 13 years at CREST, Ian has elevated the not-for-profit organisation to become a global influence in the cyber security industry. He has positioned it as thought leader and innovator in technical cyber security assurance.  He has also been instrumental in many major government and industry initiatives to improve cyber resilience.

“On behalf of the CREST (GB) Executive I would like to thank Ian for everything he has done for CREST members and the cyber security industry,” said Rob Dartnall, Chair of CREST (GB).  “As president, he has transformed CREST and he can be very proud of the work he has done to develop and professionalise our industry.  Truly a legacy to be proud of.”

Making his announcement, Ian stressed that his exit was being planned in a very controlled and structured way to ensure that there would be no adverse effect on CREST.  He also took the opportunity to thank everyone who had supported and helped him over the years.