Mark Parr

Global Director of Information Technology

HFW

Mark has a strong pedigree of delivering information systems and technology across the globe, for a vast range of organisations. Mark begin his career as a Technology apprentice within the British Army, and built a successful 27 year military career delivering command and control networks, technology solutions and communications and information systems in support of military, peace keeping and stabilisation operations globally.

Post his military career, Mark went on to join KPMG UK LLP in 2016, initially undertaking a People Operations role. It was during this time that Mark quickly established himself as a subject matter expert in Risk Management, Cyber Security and Information Assurance leading to him being appointed as the Chief Information Security Officer and Head of Information Assurance across the UK. In this role, Mark delivered various certification standards as well as lead the migration to Office 365.

Mark is now Global Director of IT at HFW, where he is driving technology change at pace.  Looking to make ‘Technology a differentiator’ by bringing clients closer to the firm and focussing on the ‘Working Anywhere, Protect Everywhere’ initiative in support of all HFW staff. He has represented HFW as a City of London Innovation Ambassador, is a champion and industry commentator for greater diversity and inclusion in technology, as well as being incredibly active in promoting the transition and employability of veterans.

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