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Risk & Assurance

Wilton & Bain have been delivering strategic talent resourcing programmes in the Enterprise Risk, Regulatory Advisory and Technology Risk Consulting, across EMEA, the Americas and APAC, since our inception.  As the market has evolved we have developed a significant specialism on emerging topics such as Cyber Security and Financial Crime, alongside completing various mandates within functional areas such as GRC, Programme Risk Management, 3rd Party & Contract Risk and Internal Audit.   We have also worked across the CRO, CIO and CISO agenda in/across a diverse range of industries.

With strong ties to Silicon Valley through our office in San Francisco, we are increasingly working in partnership with market disruptors and innovators in areas such as Blockchain and Risk Analytics, alongside supporting the changing role of technology within Audit.  We help our clients to reconcile the pace and diversity of the Regulatory landscape and emerging Data Privacy laws, supporting complex Governance, Compliance and Reporting requirements in both Private and Public sectors.

David Burton


David is a Partner in Wilton & Bain and is a member of the firm’s Global Professional and IT Services practice. With over 26 years in executive search, he has a wealth of experience spanning management and technology consulting; technology services & systems integration; Big 4 accounting, tax and advisory; business services, legal, and HR subsectors. He has successfully completed numerous international assignments, typically at Managing Partner/Partner and EVP/SVP/VP levels, and across multiple industry sectors, functions and horizontal competencies.

Before joining in Wilton & Bain in 2015, David spent 8 years with CTPartners where he was European Head of Professional & Technology Services and latterly a member of the firm’s Global Leadership Team. Prior to this, he spent 11 years with Korn/Ferry International, where he was Senior Client Partner in the firm’s Global Technology & Professional Services Practice.

David is an Economics graduate of the University of Wales, and spent 3 years with Arthur Andersen post-graduation before entering the search industry.

Gene Allmark-Kent


Having spent over a decade delivering Executive Search mandates in the Professional & Technology Services domain, Gene is a Partner and part of the global leadership team for Wilton & Bain's Risk & Insight practice. He supports clients and their boards addressing the complex and ever changing regulatory agenda, appointing key Executives in areas such as Cyber Security, Compliance, Analytics and across the Emerging Technology landscape. Gene has deep seated exposure to the full range of Advisory and Assurance functions and enjoys supporting clients to realise their human capital strategies.  He is a graduate from Exeter University in Economics and Politics and has delivered mandates across the global including Europe, Middle East, Asia, Oceania and the Americas.
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