Haines Watts Partner Appointed as ISACA Board Member
GGI member firm Haines Watts is proud to announce that Michael Hughes, a Partner with HW Controls & Assurance, has been appointed to the International Board of Directors of ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association).
ISACA is the global professional association for IT governance, risk, cyber, information security and assurance professionals. ISACA provides insights, knowledge, best practices, education and credentials to ISACA’s 520,000 engaged professionals around the world.
Michael has been a member of the association for over 26 years and has held a number of leadership roles, both locally and internationally, on various boards and committees. Michael has also been involved in the development of a number of ISACA’s products, including its globally recognised IT governance framework, COBIT.
‘I am extremely proud and honoured to have been appointed to the main ISACA Board which gives me an opportunity to help shape and develop our profession for the digital world and beyond.’
In his day job with Haines Watts, Michael is one of the lead partners of HW Controls & Assurance. Michael is a Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC) and IT advisory specialist working with a wide range of clients from SMEs to large corporations, helping them to deliver value from their information systems.
Michael began his career in mainstream IT, before moving to internal audit for an insurance company and then spent 20 years with KPMG, where he held a number of senior positions, including leading the Midlands Governance & Compliance practice, leading the Midlands Information Security Group and being the UK service line lead for IT external audit.
Now with Haines Watts, Michael and his team focus on helping clients of all sizes, from SMEs to large corporates. Michael has a particular passion for helping SMEs get the best out of their use of technology and helping them to appropriately protect their systems, information and business reputation from the increasing cyber threat.
An increasing challenge for SME organisations is protecting their business reputation with their key customers. Very often, an SME is an important part of the supply chain of large corporations and government bodies. They need to address these challenges to protect their business operations and demonstrate to their business partners that they will not introduce any vulnerabilities into their supply chain.
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