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Bryan Beesley

Senior Manager, Advisory

KPMG in the Isle of Man

Bryan is the lead for Digital, Cyber Security, Privacy and Information Governance across the KPMG in the Crown Dependencies offices.  He is also the focal point for the implementation and delivery of the KPMG-OneTrust partnered solution for clients.

With his team, he delivers privacy advisory services including maturity assessments, secondment as the embedded interim-DPO and implementation of technical solutions to support information governance.  He has done this for a number of multi-jurisdictional clients.

Furthermore, Bryan covers delivery of Service Organisation Controls (SOC) / ISAE 3402 reporting, Gambling Commission RTA assessments, Cyber Maturity Assessments, and IT in the External Audit.

He has a passion for Maritime Cyber Security and privacy technology.

Bryan joined KPMG in January 2018 bringing with him nearly 17 years of experience from the public sector, mainly the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). His career has covered:

  • international trade;
  • organisational reform and transformation, along with internal management consultancy;
  • high value multi-national acquisition programmes;
  • research engineering;
  • UK Gov. private office in Whitehall, London;
  • Private Office as an embedded advisor to a foreign government on behalf of the UK Government;
  • development of national level policies and strategies;
  • Analysis of international programmes of interest;

He has a wide range of experience in dealing with many kinds of organisations and entities across the public and private sectors primarily at the strategic and operational levels, while drawing in tactical day-to-day level experiences and knowledge.

Areas of expertise
Aerospace and Defense Counter terrorism Cyber security Defense equipment acquistion and procurement Government and Public Sector IT Management Intelligence and Security Justice and Security National or Federal Government Technology change
Education and qualifications
  • MA Defence Studies/International Relations (King’s College London)

  • Graduate of the UK Advanced Command and Staff Course with PSC(J) award (Joint Services Command and Staff College)

  • PG Diploma Strategic Management (Cranfield MBA), Lvl 7 Diploma in Strategic Management (CMI) and Lvl 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership (Stratford Business School)

  • BTEC ND in Engineering and HND Mechatronic Engineering

  • BSc (Hons) Fire Safety

  • Information Systems Audit & Control Association (ISACA): Certified - Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Risk & Information Systems Controls (CRISC), Information Security Manager (CISM) + Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE)

  • ISO: 27001 Lead Implementer (CIS LI), 22301 Lead Implementer (CBC LI), 22301 Lead Auditor (CBC LA), 27701 Lead Implemnter(CPI LI) + 27701 Lead Auditor (CPI LA)

  • PRINCE 2 Foundation and Practitioner

  • IAPP Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)

  • OneTrust: Data Mapping Expert, Vendor Risk Management Expert + Certified Privacy Professional

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