Press Release
True Strengthens Risk, Compliance and Security Expertise with Industry Expert Peter Johnson
Published January 18, 2024

London - January 18, 2024True, the only tech and data-first global talent platform, announced today the hiring of industry veteran Peter Johnson to their global Financial Services practice.  Johnson joins True Search in London, where he specialises in executive and board appointments for risk, security, legal, compliance and regulatory affairs.

“As our clients seek to digitalize their business models it's incumbent on them to manage their risks in a way that leaves space for innovation,” said Sam McGrath, True’s GM, EMEA & APAC.  “Pete excels in placing executives who deftly navigate data and cyber risks while ensuring business enablement, not business restraint.”

Prior to joining True, Johnson worked for a global boutique firm, where he led the EMEA Risk, Security & Control practice, as well as their global asset and wealth management sector group.  He has more than 15 years of experience leading CxO, SVP and VP-level searches across risk, security, legal, compliance, controls, audit and regulatory affairs.

“Pete brings deep expertise in security and governance-related functions, and breadth across the financial services market at executive and board levels,” said Caroline Lo, co-head of True’s global Financial Services practice and head of CEO & Board, EMEA.   “We’re excited to have Pete on board to advise our clients and strengthen our collaborative efforts across EMEA, the Americas and APAC.”

While Johnson will work primarily with financial services companies, his capabilities and network make him an asset to all of True’s practices that partner with early stage, growth, private equity and public clients in need of risk, compliance and security talent.  He will serve the EMEA region, but his expertise will also be utilised to advise clients in the U.S. and APAC.

“True sets the standard in executive search, and I look forward to working with its diverse clients to find the right talent for their mission needs,” said Johnson.


True is the world's only tech and data-first talent management platform. The sixth largest in its industry, True leverages 10+ years worth of proprietary data, market insights, and talent lifecycle expertise, to help companies make high-impact talent decisions quickly. True's unmatched products and services include True Search (retained executive search), TrueBridge (advisory, interim, and fractional executive placement), Thrive (Talent CRM software), SearchEssentials (tech-enabled hiring services), AboveBoard (inclusive executive career community), and Jopwell (leading diversity tech platform for early-mid career professionals). True also backs promising companies through its investment brands True Equity and Vera Equity.

Sarah Mikhailova / VP, Communications