People

Paul Manister and Tim Bishop collectively have over 50 years experience in Communications Systems and Information Security.

Both Paul and Tim served in the UK armed forces. They have over 50 years' collective operational experience spanning communications systems operations, communications intercept and cyber security. Where security of information was vital for mission success and ultimately national security. Combining their experience and expertise, Paul and Tim developed SECOTI’s technology platform to secure information and communications over the Internet. Together they founded a business aimed at mitigating data risk for enterprises and government departments.

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Paul Manister

Paul Manister -Managing Director


Paul Manister is Managing Director of SECOTI Limited. Following a successful and diverse career in the Royal Navy and the UK’s signals intelligence agency, GCHQ, Paul became an entrepreneur. He was the founder and CEO of a highly successfully business intelligence and cyber research company. Taking the company from inception through start-up, he sold the business in 2013 to a leading provider within the sector. Since then, Paul has taken on various advisory roles with the UK’s most innovative open source intelligence and cyber risk analysis companies.

Tim Bishop

Tim Bishop CB OBE CEng FIET


Tim is the Chairman of SECOTI. A former senior (2* level) Royal Air Force officer, Tim has extensive experience of corporate governance in large, complex service delivery organisations. He has a track record of delivering major programmes and a wealth of operational experience in communication network operations, cyber defence and information risk management.

After leaving the Royal Air Force, Tim founded a company to help businesses solve strategic problems, implement change, and ultimately empower their people