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Desk in Focus: Oliver James Cyber

25 September 2017


Oliver James has been supporting cyber security recruitment needs within the UK’s financial and professional services market for almost a decade.

As an essential partner to CISOs, the Big-4 and numerous cyber consultancies, we hold an enviable track record in placements within cyber risk, information security, threat intelligence and cyber privacy and protection – including GDPR.

Now, Oliver James Cyber is expanding to meet significant client demand, with our team continuing to provide best-in-class service in this increasingly competitive domain. Our approach is fuelled by 50 years’ combined technology headhunting experience, clear understanding of the trends which drive the UK market, and an unwavering delivery of quality opportunities for candidates and high-calibre talent for clients.

This deep and trusted recruitment philosophy enables top-percentile talent to flourish in robust, high-performing cyber functions – and here’s the team that makes it all happen…

Ben Moses – Director

After successfully driving the expansion of multiple business areas within Oliver James, Ben’s recent focus has been the development of the cyber security and technology risk teams. Market demand for niche cyber skill sets has increased exponentially in recent years, necessitating the evolution of both our team and reach within this space. Ben will continue to oversee the operation during this period of growth.

Damian Shaw –  Principal Consultant

Damian has over 10 years’ experience in technology recruitment, the last seven of which have been purely within the UK consulting sector. A significant part of Damian’s remit lies in security, where demand for robust and assured consulting cyber services has increased due to growing pan-industry threats. Damian acts as a trusted recruitment partner to some of the UK’s best known cyber security consulting teams.

Ben Ballie-Lane – Managing Consultant

Ben assists his clients in sourcing quality cyber professionals for all their contract requirements. He provides a bespoke service, and prides himself on taking a detailed approach to the targeting of highly qualified and committed candidates. Ben has exceptional knowledge of the UK cyber space in its entirety, so is familiar with both the technical and commercial specifications of the market.

Alec Dewell – Senior Consultant 

Alec joined Oliver James in 2015 to help grow the cyber security and technology risk remit. He brings more than five years’ experience within senior level technical recruitment, and a strong understanding of its many facets. Currently, Alec works on cyber and technology risk and compliance, delivering first-rate talent to the UK banking and insurance sectors.

Elliott Parker – Senior Consultant
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Elliott has partnered with over 200 professionals in the last five years to seek out their desired career move with a tailored and consultative approach. He focuses on planned interim solutions, as businesses begin to recognise the importance of cyber security, and seeking the best talent to ensure theirs. Elliott prides himself on his efficient and informed approach in standing out from the competition.

Safiyyah Thurston – Delivery Consultant

Offering solid cyber recruitment experience, Safiyyah recently joined Oliver James Cyber. Safiyyah’s sole focus is to network with the UK cyber candidate market. She acts as a trusted advisor to candidates at all levels of seniority, providing guidance on cyber opportunities, market trends and sector information.

To discuss your requirements within cyber security, contact Damian Shaw on, or +442038619204.

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