Veolia, a leader in optimised
resource management, used
a Wombat Security solution
to make employees in the UK
aware of cyberthreats and
ensure compliance with GDPR.
In his previous role as IT Quality
Manager, John Hield focused on
improving IT processes so the
company could adhere to a multitude of
With time, he found himself more
involved with information security as
compliance and infosec intertwined and
in 2010 he was promoted to Infosecurity
and Compliance Manager.
Hield found that the steps the business
needed to take to comply with
regulations, and the steps it needed to
eolia is a global leader
in optimised resource
management and has
worldwide. The company designs and
provides water, waste and energy
management solutions that contribute
to the sustainable development of
communities and industries.
take to protect against data breaches,
were often very similar.
He is known as a cybersecurity and
compliance mentor for all within
Veolia UK and Ireland. For example,
a large part of the business is run by
independent contractors who he works
with personally to ensure that they
understand relevant regulations and are
working in a safe and compliant way.
He is also on Veolia’s UK and Ireland
Risk Committee, is a member of the
Global Cybersecurity Team and works
in unison with his counterparts from
around the world to maintain Veolia’s
reputation as a leader in cybersecurity
He has spoken as an industry leader at
several external events in the last year,
ranging from the Gartner Security and
Risk Management Summit to Whitehall
Media’s Enterprise Cyber Security event.