Corporate Information Security Roundtable

John Holland

Chief Technology Risk Officer
PNC Financial Services Group

John Holland is executive vice president and chief technology risk officer for PNC’s Risk Management area. In this role, Holland leads the Independent Technology Risk Management area responsible for PNC's technology-related risk profile and ensuring it is managed within the firm's defined risk appetite. He oversees PNC's second line of defense for technology risk management, project risk, business continuity and third party vendor risk as well as the governance and monitoring frameworks associated with these activities.

Prior to joining PNC in January 2016, Holland was the chief information security officer for Credit Suisse where he set the strategy and execution of the technology risk management program with the goal of protecting and safeguarding Credit Suisse’s information assets while enabling technology advancements and aligning with its business strategies.

Holland joined Credit Suisse First Boston in April 1997 in the London office, relocating to the New York office in April 2001. Prior to his position at Credit Suisse, he held a number of risk management roles including head of IT Risk Americas and head of Business Continuity Management in the Americas.

Holland has 20 years of experience in the financial sector in technology risk, information security and cyber security, infrastructure technology and business continuity. He has executed technology risk management programs globally, led crisis and security incident plans, and worked with regulators including FRBNY, SEC, FSA, FINMA and MAS.

Holland plays an active role in the industry, particularly with the Financial Sector Information Sharing and Analysis Centre (FS ISAC) and completed a two year post as a board member of the FS ISAC.

Holland holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Portsmouth.