BNY Mellon enhances cyber Leadership with Gary Delaney as international CISO


BNY Mellon, a leader in investment management and investment services, has appointed Gary Delaney as its new International CISO.

Delaney, with a rich background spanning two decades in cybersecurity, will be taking up his role in Dublin, contributing to the company’s esteemed reputation in innovation and security within the financial industry.

BNY Mellon stands at the forefront of the FinTech industry, providing a wide array of services including asset servicing, investment management, and wealth management. The institution operates an enterprise-level cybersecurity division within its Engineering organisation, dedicated to protecting the assets of both the company and its clients through advanced security measures and systems.

Gary Delaney, the newly appointed International CISO, will be reporting to Matthew McCormack, who leads the Information Security Division. Delaney’s career highlights include significant positions at Bank of Ireland (BOI) and Allied Irish Bank (AIB), where he held roles such as CISO and Head of Cyber Security Strategy.

His experience is further enriched by senior positions at Commonwealth Bank and National Australia Bank, showcasing a long-standing commitment to enhancing cybersecurity architectures, governance, and strategies across major financial institutions.

Delaney’s extensive experience in the cybersecurity field is complemented by his prior roles, which have prepared him to contribute significantly to BNY Mellon’s objectives of building resilient systems and innovative cybersecurity capabilities. His appointment is part of BNY Mellon’s strategic investment in technology and talent, aiming to bolster its cybersecurity framework and ensure the safety of its global financial services.

In addition to Delaney’s professional background, the announcement underlines BNY Mellon’s focus on resilience and innovation in cybersecurity. Matthew McCormack, CISO at BNY Mellon, and Paul Kilcullen, Ireland Country Manager and CEO of Funds Services Ireland at BNY Mellon, both highlighted the strategic importance of Delaney’s role in enhancing the company’s cybersecurity landscape and the critical nature of Ireland as a hub for digital and cyber talent.

Delaney himself expressed enthusiasm about his new role, emphasizing the opportunity to contribute to BNY Mellon’s leadership in financial services innovation and system resilience. His appointment reflects BNY Mellon’s ongoing commitment to securing its operations and client assets amidst evolving global cybersecurity challenges.

“Resilience is a key objective in our work today and has been for 240 years,” BNY Mellon CISO Matthew McCormack said. “Gary brings a depth of experience, adding to BNY Mellon’s existing expertise and innovation in building cybersecurity capabilities and resilience.”

“As a globally admired financial services company, BNY Mellon has demonstrated its leadership position in building innovative products and resilient systems for the benefit of its clients and global financial markets,” BNY Mellon International Chief Information Security Officer Gary Delaney said. “I am looking forward to helping the organisation further meet its ambitions in this area.”

“Ireland is a true incubator of top-level talent in the digital, cyber and technology space,” BNY Mellon CEO of Funds Services Ireland Paul Kilcullen said. “Gary’s appointment is another example of how BNY Mellon continues to invest in the technology and talent to be more for our clients.”

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