Meet the team
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With an eye for detail, Lee is the co-founder of Consultants Like Us, and The Real Cyber Awards.
He has over 20 years experience as a Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the financial, information technology and services industry.
He's skilled in IT Strategy, Management, Risk Management, Business Process Improvement, and Service Delivery.
These skills are backed up with years of experience in implementing ISO27001, ISO27701, ISO22301 and helping people with their cybersecurity needs.
Lee is responsible for answering the questions on our 'ISO27001 FAQ' page too.
Gary Hibberd, FCIIS
He's the other founder of Consultants Like Us, and the Real Cyber Awards and is passionate about making Cybersecurity (and ISO27001) simple, and effective, for everyone!
With over 25yrs in Information Security, he has helped hundreds of businesses with ISO27001 and related topics. From Risk Management, Cyber psychology to incident management and Business Continuity. He has vast experience in ISO22301, ISO9001, ISO14001, BS65000, ISO27701, GDPR and Data Protection. Gary is a 'sponge' when it comes to protecting people!
He's a published author on Cybersecurity, Business Continuity and Data Protection and is regularly asked to speak at events around the world on these topics.
Oh... and he's a big fan of Ice Hockey, and supports the Leeds Knights!
Suze is the Director of Garden City Assurance Ltd, based in North Hertfordshire in the UK (that’s Letchworth GC, the original Garden City by the way, not the other one)
As well as being a qualified Maastricht DPO (ECPC-B) , Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe (CIPP/E) certified, she is an ITIL Expert, ISO27K Lead Auditor and holds Certified Information Security Management Principles certification, and has undertaken Six Sigma Green Belt training.
She has wide experience in providing DPO services and consultancy to start-ups and established organisations for data protection and e-Privacy, as well as strong experience of managing a large ISO27001 ISMS, including the Information Security Risk Assessments, and 3rd party vendor due diligence and risk management.
Rebecca is a certified Lead Auditor for, ISO27001, 9001, and 14001 and a Practitioner Member of the Chartered Quality Institute with a keen interest and background in governance, risk and compliance.
She has been working with management systems and ISO standards for 20+ years! But that doesn’t mean 2 decades of getting it right all the time! That means mistakes, pitfalls, stumbles, stresses, and successes. She's enjoyed and learned from every challenge and thrive on capturing and promoting best practice. I guess you could say she has lived by the term ‘continual improvement!
She believes in management systems that are real and practical, brilliant in their simplicity, speak the language of the company, address both the details and the bigger picture, and bring results.... That's why she loves working with Consultants Like Us!
Stu served in the RAF for 24 years, retiring in 2011 as a Flight Sergeant. He went on to spend 8 years travelling the UK, mobilising and supporting hospitality contracts for the public sector (mainly Defence and Healthcare) before starting his own hospitality and consultancy business.
After a year studying cyber security and project management, Stu worked for a ISMS SaaS provider, ISMS.Online, helping organisations implement ISO27001 using this platform.
He now works as a freelance Consultant working with Consultants Like Us, and brings his own flair and dynamic style to helping our clients with their ISO27001 frameworks.
“You actually made the process [of getting ISO27001 certified] easy, interesting and fun! I didn't think that was even possible!”
Head of Compliance, London, UK
“We need more Consultants Like You! People who aren't afraid to challenge the norm and really give something that is practical and pragmatic."
CTO, Leeds, UK
Gary is the one with the Awards cabinet! Over the years he has won 'BCM Personality of the year' (2014)... which is apparently a real thing!
He has also been a runner up for the 'Cybersecurity Personality Awards', which I think means he has a smaller personality than someone else?!
His book 'The Art of CyberSecurity' was also shortlisted in the National Cyber Security Awards, 2022.
(i.e. We write stuff)
We are regularly asked to write for international organisations, or speak at their conferences.
We have contributed to books and articles which offer commentary on the state of our digital universe, or on standards like ISO27001.
Gary is known as the 'Professor of Communicating Cyber', and is an Executive in Residence at Sheffield Hallam University
Clients we have helped
1505, and counting