UK & Ireland CISO Community


Join a powerful network of peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CISOs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and experiences, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

Programs

Participate in year-round gatherings with your local peer group featuring unparalleled opportunities for collaboration, in-depth discussions and networking.

Insights

Exchange peer-validated strategies, solutions and partners, and access exclusive community insights to learn how other CISOs approach similar challenges.

Connections

Make new connections, enhance your career through an exclusive network, and build lasting relationships with peers.

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

  1. Supporting business agility with risk-based programs
  2. Evaluating, communicating and responding to evolving threats
  3. Building a culture of security to enable smart, secure decision-making

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

Jared Carstensen

CRH
CISO

Matt Gordon-Smith

Gatwick Airport
CISO

Paula Kershaw

Barclays
Chief Controls Officer, Cyber & Resilience

Ewa Pilat

DWS Group
Group CISO

Yolande Young

BP
CISO

Members

Imran Ali

Compass Group
Group Chief Information Security & Technology Officer

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

Sharon Jones

Kingfisher
Information Security & Risk Director

Kevin Jones

Airbus
Group CISO

Tony Jowett

ITV
CISO

Sarah Lawson

University College London
CISO

Jane Martin

Aggregate Industries
CISO

Michell Martins

Scania
CISO

Craig McEwen

AngloAmerican
CISO

Malcolm Norman

Wood
CISO

Benedict Olaoya

SGN
CISO

Julian Osborne

Volkswagen Group UK
CISO

Andy Powell

A.P. Møller - Maersk
Global CISO

Helen Rabe

BBC
CISO

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

Ian Snelling

Skipton Building Society
Senior Security Leader

Simon Strickland

Johnson Matthey
CISO

Simon Tong

Schlumberger
Cyber Security Governance Manager

Douglas Weekes

Sainsbury's
Group CISO

Lee Whatford

Domino's Pizza UK & Ireland
CISO

Philip Whittaker

British Red Cross
CISO

Upcoming Programs


VIRTUAL

20 September 2022 | 1 hour

UK & Ireland CISO Virtual Town Hall

Checking in on SASE – Where are CISOs and Where do they Need to Be?

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

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IN-PERSON

October 12 - 14, 2022 | 3 days

Global CISO Executive Summit

Waldorf Astoria Chicago

A summit for CISOs with global responsibilities to come together and discuss challenges unique to global operations.

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VIRTUAL

19 October 2022 | 1 hour

UK & Ireland CISO Virtual Town Hall

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

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IN-PERSON

22 November 2022 | an evening

UK & Ireland CISO Inner Circle

Two Temple Place, London

A gathering with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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IN-PERSON

16 May 2023 | 1 day

UK & Ireland CISO Executive Summit

Royal Lancaster London

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.

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