Neil Watkins

SVP - Tech Services & IT Security

Neil Watkins brings a wealth of expertise in data protection, management, and privacy, accumulating over 30 years of experience steering various facets of cyber security, cloud technology, global compliance, risk management, information governance, and privacy teams. His professional background spans diverse industries, including payments, insurance, healthcare, technology, and legal domains.
Throughout his career, Neil has assumed pivotal leadership roles, serving as Chief Operating Officer (COO), Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Chief Compliance Officer (CCO), Risk Officer (RO), Privacy Officer, HIPAA Privacy Officer, and Data Protection Officer (DPO). In these capacities, he has consistently overseen strategic alignment and executed tactical initiatives within each of these critical functions.

Neil’s global leadership in security and risk management services has equipped him with pragmatic, real-world insights to tackle security challenges comprehensively, encompassing technical, operational, and governance & reporting perspectives. His extensive and diverse expertise positions him adeptly to navigate a wide array of business challenges.