UK & Ireland CISO Community


Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CISOs in the UK & Ireland community to solve critical leadership challenges through the collective experiences and expertise of the network.

Invaluable network

Build a strong professional network where you live and work. Access the collective expertise of your true peers all in one place. Make new connections and catch up with old friends.

Peer collaboration

Gain new perspectives from peers who understand your most critical priorities and are facing the same challenges -- generate ideas, share real-life experiences and get forward-looking guidance and insights.

Actionable insights

Exchange best practices, validate strategies and walk away with practical insights that are immediately actionable.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CISOs today.

  1. Accelerating security to match the pace of digital business initiatives
  2. Managing the risk created from a landscape of new core technologies
  3. Achieving sustainability for the CISO role without compromising outcomes

UK & Ireland CISO Governing Body


A regional Governing Body leads the UK & Ireland CISO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CISOs, for CISOs.

Co-Chairs

Elaine Bucknor

Sky Plc
Group CISO & Group Director Technology

Jared Carstensen

CRH
CISO

Matt Gordon-Smith

Gatwick Airport
CISO

Paula Kershaw

Barclays
Chief Controls Officer, Cyber & Resilience

Ewa Pilat

Willis Towers Watson
Global CISO

Yolande Young

BP
CISO

Members

Nuno Andrade

RSA
CISO

Dean Atkinson

Burberry
Vice President, Group Information Security

Alan Bambury

Kerry Group
CISO

Lindsey Bateman

M&G Plc
CISO

Luke Beeson

Aviva
Group CISO

Dan Biggs

Network Rail
CISO

Neil Blagden

SSE
CISO

Charl Brits

Laing O'Rourke
Head of IT Network & Security

Dexter Casey

Centrica
Group CSO

Manish Chandela

Unipart Group Limited
Group CISO

Derek Cheng

Deliveroo
CISO

Carole Drape

John Lewis Partnership
CISO

Matt Finn

DLA Piper
Head of IT Risk Management

Don Gibson

Department for International Trade
Head of Cyber

Paul Haywood

BUPA
Group CISO

Kevin Jones

Airbus
Group CISO

Sharon Jones

Kingfisher
Information Security & Risk Director

Nick Jones

TUI Group
CISO

Tony Jowett

Post Office Ltd
CISO

Elizabeth Kennedy

Scotiabank
CISO Europe

Sarah Lawson

University College London
CISO

Carl McConkey

MBDA
CISO

Benedict Olaoya

SGN
CISO

Julian Osborne

Volkswagen Group UK
CISO

Andy Powell

A.P. Møller - Maersk
Global CISO

Helen Rabe

Abcam
Group CSO

Jim Roach

Whitbread plc
CISO

Stuart Robertson

Phoenix Group
CISO

David Robinson

Herbert Smith Freehills
Head of Global IT Security

Vijay Samtani

University of Cambridge
CISO

Sam Smith

Environmental Resources Management
CISO

Ian Snelling

Pentland
Group Security & Risk Manager

Simon Strickland

Johnson Matthey
CISO

Simon Tong

Schlumberger
Cyber Security Governance Manager

Douglas Weekes

Sainsbury's
Group CISO and Head of Data Governance

Lee Whatford

Domino's Pizza UK & Ireland
CISO

Philip Whittaker

British Red Cross
CISO

Upcoming Programs


Virtual Programs

3 November 2021

UK & Ireland CISO Virtual Town Hall

Beyond Silos ꟷ How to Improve the Visibility of Your Security Posture

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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17 November 2021

UK & Ireland CISO Virtual Boardroom

The CISOs Guide to Implementing Zero Trust

An intimate and interactive conversation framed around a hot topic or priority.

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