• Rob's Background

    ramsac

    managing director 

    Mar 1992 – Present

    As Managing Director, I am honoured to lead the committed team of ramsac directors and managers that all share my passion for excellence (focused on secure, reliable IT experiences).
    I work hard to build and develop our own business, to ensure our ongoing growth and success and to ensure that we continue to deliver the sort of passionate customer service that has been part of our culture since day one.
    We provide our clients technical solutions to real business challenges and our team work hard to provide outstanding, award winning services – be that our onsite network specialists, our CyberSecurity experts, the 24x7 IT helpdesk or our dedicated project management team.

    Institute of Directors Ambassador

    UK Ambassador for CyberSecurity & Technology

    April 2016 – Present

    The Institute of Directors brings together many highly skilled and experienced business people from across all industry sectors. Within the UK there is a growing network of industry spokespeople acting as ambassadors for their specialist subject.

    As the ambassador for cybersecurity I have given many talks and lectures, hosted Q&A sessions for various industry groups as well as writing cybersecurity course content for the IoD which has been delivered worldwide.

    Vistage UK & Vistage Worldwide

    Speaker - CEO Workshops and Keynotes

    Apr 2018 – Present

    Vistage is the world’s leading Executive Peer-Group Organisation for Managing Directors, Chief Executives and other business leaders and has over 21,000 members worldwide.

    ◾ Winner of the Vistage Out Performer Speaker Award 2019

    ◾ Winner of the Vistage Rising Star Speaker Award 2018,
    I am an accredited business speaker for Vistage (I'm also a founder member of V79). I deliver my various director's workshops on Cybersecurity and GDPR in the UK, USA, Gibraltar and Malta.

    Society of Leadership Fellows, Windsor Castle

    Leadership Fellow

    Jan 2021 – Present

    St George’s House, set in the historic grounds of Windsor Castle, was founded in 1966 by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh and the then Dean of Windsor, Robin Woods. It is a place where people from right across society who are in a position to make a difference might gather together to grapple with issues pertinent to our contemporary world. The House thrives on debate, discussion and dialogue as a way of nurturing wisdom which can be put to use in the wider world.

    The Cyber Resilience Centre for the South East

    Advisory Board Member

    Sept 2020 – Present

    Working with academia and the Police forces in Thames Valley, Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire, provides us with access to the latest local as well as national information on emerging cyber threats, criminal trends, best practice for cyber resilience and new technology to provide you with timely advice to prepare and protect your business, staff and clients from cyber criminals.
    The Cyber Resilience Centre for the South East is a trusted resource for support to protect businesses and third sector organisations in the South East region.
    The Cyber Resilience Centre for the South East supports and helps protect SMEs and supply chain businesses and third sector organisations in the region against cyber crime.

    Worshipful Company of World Traders

    Liveryman 

    Oct 2016 – Present

    The World Traders seeks to raise awareness, understanding, and the standard of practice in world trade and to provide a welcoming environment in which fellowship and understanding can flourish.

    Our objectives are fellowship, welfare and education, working in the best interests of the trading community of London and overseas. Members retain strong interests in world trade and pursue charitable and educational initiatives through our Charitable Trust.

    We organise many informative events over the course of each year, which vary according to the interests of the current Master. Each year our flagship event, the Tacitus Lecture, impresses the City and wider business community with a leading exploration of a topic relating to world trade.

    Institute of Directors - Surrey

    Chairman 

    May 2014 – May 2018

    The Institute of Directors is an iconic and high profile British business institution, which has been a prominent and powerful voice for business for over a century. It offers an excellent array of training and professional development (including the Chartered Director Programme) helping its members become better directors and business leaders.

    In addition, the IoD acts as an important lobbying force for business with Government and the media. It currently has 36,000 members whose backgrounds range across sectors and the country and from a diverse range of businesses and sectors in the UK, spanning from large-cap business leaders to leaders of SMES, family businesses, start-ups and students.

    The Surrey branch is the second largest in the country with approximately 3000 members.

    Churcher's College

    Governor & Director

    June 2006 – Present

    Recruited to a board of professional governors with the obvious role of IT governor.
    Churcher's College is an English co-educational independent, fee-paying school. The senior school (ages 11–17) is located in the market town of Petersfield, Hampshire with the junior school (ages 5–11) in nearby Liphook.
    Children at Churcher’s thrive in an atmosphere of high expectation and exceptional achievement in a happy, well disciplined and caring environment.
    The pupils of Churcher’s College become confident, responsible, respected and selfless citizens in a world which will require gifted, flexible young people of character, dedication and compassion.

    TEDx

    TEDx Speaker 

    November 2017

    TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading."

    The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connect.

    In November 2017 Rob spoke at TEDx Woking. The talk on the Human Firewall has since become known as 'We're All Porn Stars' If you’ve not yet watched it, grab a coffee, sit down for 16 minutes and do so now. Rob's TEDx Talk

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