Paddy is an advisor to businesses on resilience, cyber defence, the regulatory environment, and geo-political risk. From 2014-2018 he was the United Kingdom’s Deputy National Security Adviser.
Paddy led on the implementation of policies and programs designed to build the UK’s domestic resilience to all hazards and threats. He advised two successive Prime Ministers on UK government policy and decision-making on homeland security issues including national resilience and crisis response, cyber security, counter terrorism, and the UK’s response to action by hostile states and coordinated implementation of those decisions. Prior to this, Paddy was in the Diplomatic Service with leadership roles in the Middle East and Africa, Counter-Terrorism, Counter-Proliferation, and aspects of cyber.
He served in British Embassies in Rome, Cairo, Abu Dhabi and Sana’a. Paddy is an adviser to the Brunswick Group, PoolRe, Glasswall Solutions and C5 Strategy and a Commissioner of the Oxford Commission on Elections and Technology. He is Chair of Trustees at St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney.