Insurer's risk appetite requires Information Security hire

Our client was a global insurer based in London. Having worked with the client previously, FourthLine contacted the client when we saw that they were looking for an Information Security Manager/Control Assurance.

The problem:

This was a newly created role, with the responsibilities previously having been absorbed by the Information Security team. However, the risk appetite dictated that a dedicated resource was required. The client had unsuccessfully tried to recruit the role via internal channels but was having difficulty due to the niche skill set requirements of the role. They were looking to identify an individual who had gained enough experience to manage a function with a background in IT/Risk audit. Ideally the successful candidate would have previously developed a control assurance programme and possess global experience.

Our solution: 

With the knowledge that other agencies were also working with the client, FourthLine quickly went to market and headhunted a list of four candidates which were submitted to the client. One of these was put forward into the interview process alongside candidates from other agencies.

Following a three-stage interview process, our candidate was successful, and we worked with the client and candidate to negotiate salary and manage the offer process.

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Topics: Insurance, Data Privacy & Information Security

February 15, 2019