Bill Trent

Managing Director

Bill is a Managing Director at Context, responsible for Clients & Markets.

He advises our major clients on cyber incidents; and, pro-active cyber security strategy and governance.

Bill has extensive board advisory experience having co-led two global practices for McKinsey and Oliver Wyman’s response to the global financial crisis. In these roles, Bill advised boards and senior executives on some of their most complex and challenging problems and crises.

Bill has advised global leaders in financial services and in other sectors, including telecoms, consumer, industrial, infrastructure and professional services businesses. His experience includes advising on the full range of strategic, organisational, operational and risk management issues. This advisory track record is complemented by Bill’s experience as a board member and senior executive in a FTSE100 business and an investment bank.

Bill’s has also advised leading financial regulators on supervisory requirements for cyber strategy and governance, as well as their own supervision activities. He has served government agencies, advising the NCA on the UK civilian national cyber threat assessment and the development of the Section 7 reporting and intelligence initiative. 
His professional profile includes being a Chartered Accountant and having acted as an expert witness in high stakes multi-billion dollar litigation.

About me...

Having started life as a theoretical physicist, I joined Price Waterhouse and qualified as a Chartered Accountant before moving into consulting and a range of management roles. Much of my career has been spent helping to set directions, manage risks and deal with a range of technical, organisational, strategic and financial crises.  

In learning lessons from over four decades of professional experience, I am lucky to have had the privilege of working alongside and learning from a number of truly extraordinary business leaders and problem solvers.  

I am now more engaged than ever in helping top management, boards and regulators deal with the complex, distinctive and evolving challenges presented by cyber-enabled threats.
In doing this, I passionately believe that it is a combination of deep technical expertise, broader business and organisational insight, that is the key to helping firms confront these threats. I am genuinely delighted to have the opportunity to be working with the exceptional talent that has been assembled in Context Information Security.

Managing Director


Phone +44 (0)207 537 7515

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