Howard Durdle

Queen's Award Winning Fractional CIO, CTO & CISO. InfoSec. Home Automation. Retro Computing. Crazy cat gentleman.


A Queen’s Award-winning tech leader (CIO, CTO, CISO) with a passion for collaborating with brilliant minds to securely solve real world problems. A small “a” agilist with a track record of crafting secure infrastructures, developing robust software, and leading high-performing tech teams. My journey spans government, large corporations, and a keen focus on elevating SMEs through strategic, fractional leadership roles.

Current engagements include strategic planning, team (re)construction, audits, security enhancements, leadership coaching, and spearheading projects with a particular focus on security and systems integration.

Extensive experience in transforming SMEs with lagging tech capabilities, adept at identifying needs, overhauling systems, and unleashing business potential. A servant leader at heart, I combine deep technical know-how with a steady, strategic negotiation skill set, driving team growth, motivation, and skill advancement.

With roots in Defence and fintech, my approach to risk management is both practical and aligned with achieving ambitious strategic and operational objectives. I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty with the team when the situation requires it and I’m always looking for the next opportunity to work with smart people to get stuff done.

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