John Proctor, VP, Cyber Security, is responsible for CGI’s strategic cyber consulting, including governance, risk and compliance, for CGI in Canada. Together with his team of security consultants, John partners with government and commercial clients to build and execute practical, proactive security roadmaps that address both IT and business concerns and priorities.
John also leads the design and negotiation of large security opportunities across the global organization, building and fostering client relationships through consistent excellence in delivery. John is based at the Canadian Security Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Ottawa, which comprises over 200 security and privacy professionals, a 24/7/365 Security Operations Centre and one of three accredited security evaluation test centres.
With over 22 years of experience in the British and Canadian forces prior to joining the private sector, John is a qualified Intelligence Officer, HUMINT operator, Hostage/Crisis Negotiator, has served as aircrew flying helicopters in the Royal Navy, and spent six years working with Canadian Special Forces. John draws upon his unique technical background mixed with his individual and organizational behaviour expertise to support the people and organizational pillars in cyber security and privacy.
Known for his ability to communicate effectively with both a technical and a business audience, John has quickly become one of CGI’s global cyber security subject matter experts and is a sought after speaker at numerous industry conferences and CGI client events. John is a member of the Department of Foreign Affairs ICT Advisory Board, is CGI’s advisor to the Canadian Council for Chief Executives Cyber Security Advisory Council and is a member of the CATA Cyber Council.