Cheryl Martin

Cheryl joined Adarma in April 2021 as Head of Security Consulting, keen to work with likeminded individuals towards Adarma’s purpose: to make the world a safer place. Cheryl recognised Adarma’s pedigree and capabilities placing it in an opportune position to capture the market and grow.

Prior to joining Adarma, Cheryl was the Financial Service Sector Industry lead with Gartner Consulting, as well as Gartner’s Consulting Global Inclusion and Diversity lead sitting on the Gartner’s Global board of Directors for Women@Gartner.

Cheryl has more than 25 years of experience in IT, Technology and Cyber Security, and has worked across multiple areas in the Financial Services sector, giving her a broad depth of understanding of the evolving and dynamic industry. During her career, she has led on the development of numerous Technology, Risk and Cyber-Security strategies and has implemented complex transformation programmes in largescale risk and compliance for global institutions and supported a number of UK FTSEs 50 organisations during cyber incidents, in addition to projects on Information Security, Data Security, Technology, Business Continuity, Data Privacy, Data Protection and Risk Transformation. She was also seconded for Two years as Global Head of IT Risk for the World’s largest bank.

Cheryl holds an MBA in Business and Management Studies. She also holds certifications in, ITIL Foundation & IT Service Management Practitioner, and CISSP.

With a passion for Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DE&I), Cheryl will also lead DE&I within Adarma, to support diversity in career and talent development connecting employees both inside and outside of the Adarma organisation.

Cheryl’s two children are keen cricketers and she spends her summers following Ealing 1ST team, where her son is Captain. In addition she enjoys keeping fit, walking and cooking, the latest addition to the family is a Cocker Spaniel puppy which is keeping everyone on their toes!