Nick Benson


 Nick leads CREST globally, a not-for-profit, membership body representing the global cyber security industry. The mission is to build capability, capacity, consistency and collaboration in the global cyber security industry through services that nurture, measure and enhance the performance of individuals and organisations. Nick has a track record of building and leading teams through transformation, having previously been the Chief Operating Officer of ORX, the largest global trade association supporting operational risk management in financial services (FS). Before ORX Nick worked in executive roles across finance and risk management divisions at Nationwide Building Society, one of the UK's largest retail financial services providers. Nick started his career at KPMG in their IT advisory divisions in London and Sydney, also qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (ICAS) in 2005. Nick earned a BA degree in accounting and finance from Exeter University.