Budgie’s principal areas of interest are Cyber Security, Education, and National Security. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Information Security and is the Co-Chair of the UK Cyber Security Council Formation Project, an initiative sponsored and supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the National Cyber Security Centre. The Council will be the voice of the cyber security profession and will set the standards for chartered status, ethics, qualifications and career pathways for the profession as well as developing initiatives for growing the UK cyber work force and improving diversity.
Prior to this, Budgie was the CEO of Qufaro, where he led the efforts to develop a new cyber security apprenticeship standard. He now holds various advisory roles supporting business understanding of the cyber security landscape.