Meet some of the OSP Cyber Academy Team, our Ambassadors and Trainers:

Don Randall MBE, Brand Ambassador OSP Cyber Academy

Don has been at the forefront in Policing, Banking and Cyber Crime prevention for almost 50 years.

Don served with the City of London Police from 1969-1995, with specific emphasis on fraud and counter terrorism.

Following 13 years at JPMorgan Chase as Managing Director of Global Security

Don joined the Bank of England in 2008 and was appointed the Bank’s first Chief Information Security Officer in 2013.

Don is also Chairman of the ‘Sister Banks,’ City of London Crime Prevention Association.

Chairman of ‘Project Griffin’ and a member of the City of London Crime Disorder Reduction Panel.

Don is also a member of the London First Security Advisory Board, Executive Member of the London Resilience Board,

Chairman of the London Resilience Business Sector Panel Co-founder and Vice Chairman of the Cross Sector Safety & Security Communications initiative.

A Fellow of the Security Institute and a Chartered Security Professional

Sandip Patel QC Chief Legal Adviser, OSP Cyber Academy

Sandip Patel QC has been at the forefront of cases involving ‘cybercrime and cyber security’, and has been involved in high profile cybercrime cases involving fraud, deception, money laundering and organised crime, including money laundering on the ‘Dark Web’.

Sandip was involved as the prosecuting QC in several cases, ranging from “Facebook Hacker”, ‘Anonymous’, including Prosecutions for computer hacking involving PayPal and Visa.

From computer hacking of UK and US Government websites, for agencies such as the CIA, FBI in the US and National Crime Agency UK. In addition, he has acted on behalf of the National Health Service and Ministry of Defence in the UK.

Sandip is also a contributor to the leading text book namely:  Electronic Evidence, 3rd Edition and also lectures regularly on cybercrime.

He has trained law enforcement officials in both the UK and abroad, Includes advising the Police in the Republic of Grenada on the formation of a cybercrime unit with focus on policies and procedures.

Sandip is also the Chairman of the Cybercrime Practitioners Association.

What does Industry have to say about Sandip Patel QC

“has a pleasing and reassuring courtroom manner” Legal 500 2016

“a very good all-round advocate, who is quick on his feet in court” Legal 500 2017

“a truly exceptional Lawyer with a phenomenal eye for detail” Stuart Miller Solicitors

“one of the leading Private Prosecution QCs in the country” Forrest Williams

“an outstanding lawyer and advocate” Scarmans

Richard Preece Chief Training Officer OSP Cyber Academy

Richard is an experienced international hybrid consultant and leader.  He enables organizations to become more strategically agile and resilient, to exploit the opportunities and minimize the dangers of the current and future digital hyper-connected world.

He is a chapter author for Managing Cybersecurity Risk – How Directors and Corporate Officers can protect their businesses. He has written a follow-up chapter on the use of scenario workshops to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), due to be published in November 2017.

He has also co-authored a recent Whitepaper, GDPR: A Catalyst to Drive Real Action Around Privacy and Security.


Thomas McCarthy – QHSSE Director OSP Cyber Academy

Thomas is a commercially focused Business Development and QHSSE Director, with 34 years experience in the fields of construction & HSE, including significant time spent working in the oil and gas industry.  He is an Industry Qualified Audit and Safety professional, having consulted for various organisations, ensuring delivery and maintenance of Quality and Safety standards.

Thomas has worked in various sectors over his career, helping companies develop business strategies for growth in developing regions.  Thomas spent time producing Training Programmes for a safety/security and training specialist business Praetorian International UK Ltd.  Praetorian developed and delivered Situation Awareness and Risk Assessment Programmes, including, surveillance exercises, defensive driver training, and specialist exercises for team training.

Thomas co-led training on presentation skills, communication, leadership, decision making, team work and motivation, and worked with a range of international clients including BP, Cape Industrial Services, Atlantic Power and Gas, Legal & General, Petroline Well Services and Sonsub Ltd.

Having been involved in Quality, Health, Safety and Security throughout his career, Thomas has  become heavily involved in the Cyber Security sector over the past two years. He will work closely with the Academy’s Chief Training Officer to ensure that the highest standards of quality and training are maintained.

Qualifications Include:

– ISO 14001 Environmental  Lead Auditor

– ISO 18001 HSE Lead Auditor

– NEBOSH National General Certificate Occupational Health & Safety

– IOSH Managing Safety Qualified