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      Risk Assurance

      Mitigating risks through exceptional talent. 

      Our risk assurance recruitment team are dedicated to sourcing skilled professionals who safeguard your organisation’s future.


      Broster Buchanan has a national specialist team servicing clients across the UK & Worldwide in all matters of Corporate Governance. Our specialist recruitment team have over 75 years combined experience in delivering permanent, interim & contract solutions into this niche market.

      Appreciating the needs of our clients is key, and we tailor our approach accordingly to help you achieve your goals. We have a rigorous understanding of the challenges faced by businesses and how they must adapt to constantly changing demands.  Whether you operate within a hyperregulated space or are looking to establish a risk/ assurance function for the first time, we have the knowledge, experience and network to support you.

      We deliver a personal, attentive and rigorous search to all aspects of Risk Assurance and cover the following areas.

      • Compliance
      • Policy, Monitoring, Advice & Guidance
      • Data Protection
      • Financial Crime
      • Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Bribery & Corruption
      • KYC
      • Risk Management
      • Enterprise Risk & Operational Risk
      • Liquidity Risk, Market Risk & Quant Risk
      • IT Risk
      • Controls Assurance
      • UK & US SOX
      • ICFR & ITGC
      • Audit
      • Internal Audit
      • IT Audit

      Information & Cyber Security 

      The Cyber Security Team at Broster Buchanan bring you extensive experience through long-established client relationships and strong candidate networks to support you with advice and up to date market analysis to meet your recruitment needs.

      We recognise that organisations are accelerating their digital transformation and cyber security is being prioritised more than ever. Hackers are staying one step ahead by developing new malware and capitalising on the shift to working from home. We can expect to see ongoing ransomware operations targeting hospitals, medical organisations, cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure and further attacks on financial institutions. Organisations are having to prevent cyber-attacks rather than simply responding to them. The need for detection, response and recovery is constant.

      Our team are here to help you find you the best cyber security professionals to help support your cyber security functions. Please see a list of some of the typical roles that we recruit for:

      • CISO
      • Information Security Officer & Business Information Security Officer (BISO)
      • Information Security Manager/ IT Security Manager
      • Cyber Risk Manager
      • Security Consultant
      • Security Assurance/Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC)
      • Security Architect
      • Security Engineer
      • Network Security
      • Security Analyst/SOC
      • Application & Cloud Security
      • Security Incident & Event Management (SIEM) & Incident response
      • Threat & Vulnerability Management
      • Penetration Testing
      • OT & SCADA Security (Industrial IT Security)
      • IAM & PKI (Identity & Access Management & Public Key Infrastructure)

      Professional Services 

      Broster Buchanan has operated within the professional services space for over 35 years combined and has extensive experience and knowledge in the Audit, Tax & Corporate Finance markets, supporting countless professionals to develop their careers.

      Our market knowledge is constantly in demand by accountancy firms and the very best candidates cross the UK, and we work closely with the professional accounting bodies to ensure we provide up to date, relevant and detailed support to candidates and clients alike.

      Broster Buchanan recruit for the majority of the top 100 accountancy firms as well as regional and local accountancy practices. We support firms to recruit at qualified levels from Senior to Partner and we hold an impressive track record of results. Indeed many of our clients choose to work with us on a retained or exclusive basis.

      With a proven track record, exceptional relationships going back more than a decade and an unrivalled level of Market Knowledge we are the experts when it comes to accountancy firm recruitment.

      Areas we Cover:  

      • External Audit
      • Tax
      • Advisory
      • Consulting & Risk Advisory

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      Risk Assurance Team

      Alistair Illstone

      Alistair Illstone

      Senior Director

      Alistair has over 15 years of recruitment experience in the UK & Internationally, focusing on niche & specialist areas such as Risk Assurance, Corporate Governance & Professional services.

      Career Highlight:
      Career highlights for Alistair include growing multiple successful teams to be market leaders and seeing individuals go from nervous trainees to experts in their field, the opportunity to work and grow teams Internationally in Germany and Switzerland and seeing Broster Buchanan flourish from a small start-up to where it is today.

      Interesting Fact:
      Outside of work, Alistair tries to remain fit & active, and also enjoys trail running, mountain biking & hiking; He also owns a VW campervan, which he tries to get out in as much as possible with his family.

      Pip Hazelton

      Pip Hazelton

      Associate Director

      Pip is passionate about connecting people & organisations, Pip has over 15 years of Information & Cyber Security recruitment experience helping at all levels to support team growth.

      Career Highlight:
      Pip set up her own personal fitness training and sports massage company in Chester and Liverpool and ran it for 3 years.

      Interesting Fact:
      Pip loves keeping fit and being outdoors, walking her dog on the beach & watching her boys play rugby.

      Zoe Sheen

      Zoe Sheen

      Managing Consultant

      20 years of experience within Risk Assurance, supporting industry & consulting clients across the UK, within the specialist areas of Controls, Compliance, Risk Management (FS and non-FS institutions), Internal Audit & Technology Audit.

      Oliver Cheshire

      Oliver Cheshire

      Recruitment Consultant

      Oli supports the Risk Assurance & Professional services functions for Broster Buchanan, Nationally. Oli works to service clients of all sizes and works across all sectors to support organisations fulfil their resource strategies.

      Career Highlight:
      A personal highlight for Oli is resourcing over 20 placements within his first 9 months of recruitment.

      Interesting Fact:
      Oli holds a brown belt in North West Chinese Kickboxing!

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