Creation of the UK Cyber Council

The talk will cover the steps leading to the bid and the setting up of the UKCSC

UK Govt announced the creation of a Chartered Council for Cyber security in its strategy for cyber (in 2016).  The talk will cover the steps leading to the bid and the setting up of the UKCSC, plus an update on progress since, both within the UKCSC and wider (including the creation of a standard derived from UK-SPEC for the Engineering Council).  As Colin has been involved since then, this may well be “warts and all”! 

  • Cybersecurity

Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.


20 Nov 2023

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Add to Calendar 11/20/2023 19:30 11/20/2023 21:00 Creation of the UK Cyber Council -


Hereford and Worcester Local Network


Colin Sellers

Colin Sellers

IET Head of Registration and Standards

Prior to joining the IET as Head of Registration and Standards, Colin held senior director, management and leadership positions in a variety of industries and organisations, including at the BBC, where he was Chief Advisor to the Marketing, Communications and Audiences directorate; as Corporate Services Director at public transport operator Transdev (where he was also Chair of the Nottingham Tram Consortium and led the Operations team at Edinburgh Tram); Director, Business Management and Transition at the Strategic Rail Authority; Director, Consultancy at AEA Technology Rail and as a Senior Engineer at British Gas. 

Originally a Control and Instrumentation Engineer, Colin’s career also included designing control and instrumentation equipment for research applications and the design of electronic and microprocessor-based devices for use in safety-critical applications, before moving into engineering management, change management and leadership roles.  Colin has a BEng(Hons) in Electronic Engineering from Middlesex University and an MBA (with Distinction) from Kingston University Business School

Colin has been a Chartered Engineer since 1992, a Fellow of the IET since 2001 and his volunteering roles include as Professional Review Interviewer at the IET since 1997 and as a Fellow Assessor since 2005.  Colin represents the IET at the Engineering Council’s International Advisory Panel and as Chair of the International Registration Committee and on a number of Working Groups.



Online event starts 19:30

Expected finish after questions 21:00


UK Cyber Council

Creation of the UK Cyber Council


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