Craig McEwen was named Group CISO of Anglo American in March 2020, where he is responsible for setting the overall strategic direction for security and providing a centralised function that provides and assures the delivery of an effective security strategy program that is aligned to established cyber security frameworks. Prior to this, Craig managed the Global Security Operations Centre within the business.
Craig has been responsible for bridging the cyber security gap between the Corporate (IT) and Operational (OT) environment, establishing a unified view of threats to the business. This has included the introduction of centralised monitoring of ICS infrastructure, alongside the IT environment and the introduction of penetration testing and a governance and risk framework within the ICS layer from a cyber security perspective.
Craig has more than 15 years of experience in strategic decision-making and leadership roles. He is a keen advocate of diversity and development within the Mining industry and established Anglo American’s first-ever apprenticeship program, delivering cyber intrusion and risk analysts on an annual basis to either the business or into the wider industry.
He has also set up and chairs the mining forum with the NCSC, a sharing group designed to promote and encourage intelligence and information sharing.
Prior to this Craig had a distinguished and varied career as an Officer in the British Army that included tours in Afghanistan and Somalia. He continues to serve in the Reserves, teaching leadership to young Officers.
Craig holds a PGDip in International Relations, PGDip in Business Management, a PGCE in Education and a BSc in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics. He lives in Bedfordshire with his wife Sarah and two children, Alice and Rory. He is a keen runner and enjoys sailing, skiing and climbing. He is also developing an interest in astronomy.