Richard Pollock

Head of IT Services and Cyber Security

Richard Pollock is our Head of IT Services and Cyber Security. Leading the technology team, he has been responsible for transforming our technology platforms so that they are secure and resilient, supporting us to meet our business goals and objectives.

Richard is responsible for overseeing the design, implementation, and management of our IT systems. He has also led our organisational development of cyber resiliency and has driven technical improvements through leadership and management, ensuring confidentiality, availability, and integrity of our IT systems and information assets.

In his role leading our digital transformation, Richard is focused on extending WICS’s leadership in adopting cloud-based technology services. Richard has previously led successful digital transformational change projects, modernising many foundational IT systems and legacy platforms. The hallmarks of his recent tenure are establishing a domainless enterprise architecture capability, improving security, increasing remote working flexibility and reducing complexity.

Richard joined WICS in 2004. He had previously worked in a number of IT management roles including at the Ministry of Defence for 10 years and as IT Manager for Frans Maas, a European Logistics company.

Richard is an active member of the British Computer Society, the Charted Institute for IT and ISACA. In addition, he is certified in Information Security Management.