Management Committee

The ISSA-UK is staffed by a team of willing and able volunteers, all whom have had senior roles in the information security profession  with much experience to bring to the table and share with our members.  We are always on the look out for new recruits and if you are interested in joining the team please get in touch.

Gabe_2016     President – Mr. Gabe Chomic

Gabe Chomic is a technologist at heart who has been tinkering with things from an early age.  He currently leads the information security and architecture efforts at a large national charity, and also serves as President of the ISSA-UK Chapter.  In various past lives, he has performed in-depth security engineering in heavy industry & SCADA environments, analysed international business and security processes in fourteen countries, and dabbled in government IT.   His current passions involve the economic drivers behind insecurity, the cascading effects of small business failure, and the changing perception of information security in the public eye

davidz     Secretary – David Zilberberg

David is  passionate security professional with over 20 years in IT with information security focus.
His passion is for sharing knowledge and information and increased awareness for information security related challenges across society.
Currently David serves as ISSA-UK board member and as VP of Member engagement for ISSA-UK and active with ISSA european activities while not focusing on UK activities.

133x100_RogerEllis_BlueGradient     Treasurer – Roger Ellis

For some 12 years I served as the IT Director for the FTSE 100 company Blue Circle Industries PLC and I am also as a past Chairman of Elite, the IT Director’s arm of the British Computer Society. I also lived in Rome for two and a half years when I ran the IT services for Gulf Oil for Italy, Switzerland and Spain which was one of my roles during my sixteen years with Gulf.In 2004 I served as the non-executive Chairman for the leading UK supplier company, CAE Limited and for two years as the UK Country Manager for Xing, the leading online networking organisation.Amongst my other current diverse interests, I founded and still run the Great British Business Alliance which provides regular networking meetings for British businessmen and women and am the Past Chairman of the London Branch of the International Wine & Food Society (the world’s oldest gastronomic society), as well as the Managing Director of my own Events company, Black Raven Limited.With a total of over 45 years’ experience in the industry, I also serve as a Court Assistant of the City of London Livery Company, the Information Technologists’, and am a Freeman of the City of London.

     Director of Research -TBC


pamela photo     VP of Sponsorship – Pamela Rüstem

Pamela Rüstem has over 25 years business experience with multi-national companies such as Global One, PSI Net, BT Infonet, Redstone amongst others, working across all verticals and in various roles covering Sales & Business Development, Client Relations, Events & Hospitality, Recruitment, Executive Coaching & Mentoring. More recently, in the Cyber Security arena, as Associate Director of CBRNE, Director of Technology Strategy and as an active member in Government with the CTF, looking at Strategy and Policy of Cyber Security. She has a keen interest in ground breaking, innovative technologies, such as Abatis, and is currently a Member of the Board of the ISSA, UK Chapter as Vice President of Sponsorship.

Alan Mercer     VP of Regions – Alan Mercer


  VP of Member Engagement – Thomas V. Fischer

  VP of Academia – Anthony Webb

  Office-At-Large – Ryan King

 Office-At-Large – Federico Charosky

 Marketing and Events Director – Sophie Wingrove




If you are interested in volunteering and joining the management team then we always appreciate the extra help – do get in touch.