Parker Fitzgerald makes two senior hires to strengthen Cyber Risk and RegTech practices

Parker Fitzgerald, strategic advisor and consulting partner to the world’s leading financial institutions, today announces two appointments in its London office with Kyle Hastings as Lead Partner, Cyber Risk practice, and Chris O’Driscoll, Lead Partner, RegTech Practice.

Kyle Hastings brings 20 years’ worth of experience following senior roles at Barclays Investment Bank, VTB Capital and most recently as Director, Cyber Risk Advisory at Deloitte.

In his role, Kyle will also oversee Parker Fitzgerald’s strategic partnership with Holistic Cyber, a global leader in Cyber Defence and Data Security originating from the Israeli Defence Force (IDF).

Parker Fitzgerald’s newly created Cyber Risk practice brings together over 100 cyber security, risk management and data privacy specialists who assist the boards of major financial institutions shape their strategic response to the emerging threat landscape and new global regulatory standards.

Chris O’Driscoll will lead Parker Fitzgerald’s global RegTech offering focusing on how emerging technologies can be leveraged within a financial institution’s operating model to help lower the cost of meeting ongoing regulatory compliance and reporting obligations. Chris will manage the firm’s relationship with the global FinTech and RegTech community and represent Parker Fitzgerald on all FinTech Industry working consortia.

 Scott Vincent, CEO, Parker Fitzgerald said: “We are delighted to welcome Chris and Kyle to the Parker Fitzgerald. Their experience will strengthen the team as we continue to support our clients and grow the business.”

Kyle Hastings, Practice Leader, Parker Fitzgerald, commented: “I am delighted to be joining Parker Fitzgerald at this exciting time for the business. There are significant and complex challenges affecting the industry, not least the proliferation of cyber-attacks and the heightening regulatory expectation on cyber resilience. I am eager to help clients manage the cyber risks arising from their business activities and I look forward to working with the team over the coming months and years.”

 Chris O’Driscoll, Practice Leader, Parker Fitzgerald, commented: “This is an exciting time to be in the industry. The digital transformation the financial sector is undergoing is bringing both opportunities and challenges to companies and customers. I look forward to joining the team as we continue to support our clients.”

Both Kyle and Chris will be based in Parker Fitzgerald’s London office.