We provide information, technology and risk management services in six areas:

Governance and Staff development

Effective and risk management of technology is about more than just the technology itself – it also requires effective governance and committed, high quality staff.  First August are helping organisations develop governance structures that ensure that accountability and oversight are embedded in risk and technology functions.  We also help individuals better understand their roles in a risk context.

Recently, First August have been involved in:

  • Providing second line of defence operational risk oversight for a global financial services company. In particular oversight areas included technology, information security and data services.
  • Helping an organisation develop a key skills matrix for an individual moving into a new IT security role.
  • Developed operational risk training materials for information security staff, helping to provide an operational risk context to their day-to-day security work.
  • Creating an operational risk governance ‘strawman’ for a newly created financial services infrastructure client.

“White water rafting in New Zealand’s north Island.”

“Great things can be achieved with motivated staff and teamwork”

“White water rafting in New Zealand’s north Island.”

First August are also used to working with clients in heavily regulated sectors including financial services. At PwC Andrew worked with UK, European and US regulators.  He has been involved in helping clients comply with regulation including: Sarbannes Oxley, MiFID, Basel operational risk principles, EMIR and FCA IT, risk, security and related guidance.

At PwC, Andrew was also mentor and coach to many high-performing staff and helped them develop both as individuals and as valuable contributors to the company.