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Steve Watkins

Executive director

Steve Watkins is the executive director of IT Governance Europe. He is an authority on information security management and ISO 27001 implementation, and is co-author (with Alan Calder) of the definitive compliance guide, IT Governance – An International Guide to Data Security and ISO27001/ISO27002. Steve is Chair of the ISO/IEC 27001 User Group, the UK Chapter of the ISMS International User Group, and an ISMS Technical Assessor for UKAS, advising on its assessments of certification bodies offering accredited certification. Steve sits on the IST/33 committee, responsible for the UK’s contributions to the revisions of the ISO 27000 series of standards, and RM/1, the committee responsible for BS 31100, the British standard for risk management, and the UK’s contributions to ISO 31000.