Samantha Alexander named as CREST’s Interim Executive Director

CREST is pleased to announce that it has appointed Samantha Alexander as Interim Executive Director. Her appointment is for a period of six months, during which time she will take responsibility for managing CREST to ensure clarity and stability while the formal recruitment process takes place for the permanent role.

Having worked at CREST for almost five years as CREST’s Principal Accreditor, Samantha has in depth knowledge of CREST, its members and the cyber security industry.  Not only does she understand how CREST functions, but she has also forged many important and strong relationships with members, and with government and regulatory bodies.

“To ensure the business runs smoothly while the recruitment process is taking place, we recognised that an interim position is needed,” said Rowland Johnson, President of CREST. “I was really pleased when Samantha stepped forward for the interim role. Her knowledge and experience will help to stabilise CREST and help to drive us forward. I am looking forward to working with her, for the future of CREST.”

“I am delighted and honoured that Rowland, the Executive and the internal team at CREST are putting their faith in me for this prestigious role at such an important time for CREST and for the industry,” said Samantha. “They can all rest assured that I will always work diligently and, importantly, with members’ best interests at the heart of everything I do.”