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Hazel McPherson

Career Path: Chief Information Security Officer, ALD Automoitve
Location: Bristol, UK

I have been a IT Infrastructure and Security Manager for 15 years and am now working as Chief Information Security Officer. 

What are you doing now?Hazel McPherson

I am currently Chief Information Security Officer for Financial Services company, ALD Automotive Ltd.

What was it about Northumbria that made you decide to study here?

I studied distance learning and it fit well around my work.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

It was a great experience, at first it was difficult to fit in everything during the two year course but it was very rewarding in the end.

What was the best thing about your course?

Working with other professionals and academic progression.

How did studying at Northumbria help you achieve your career goals/ give your career an edge?

I learnt skills that I hadn't developed before which helped my progression.

Which skills/knowledge did you learn on your course that you use most now throughout your career?

Report writing, research and objective analysis.

What did you enjoy most about your time at Northumbria University?

Working with professionals from other industries with a shared passion for the course topic.

What advice would you give somebody who is considering studying at Northumbria?

Do it!

How would you describe your time at Northumbria in three words?:

Busy, rewarding, exciting.

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