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. 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

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

Nick Jones

TUI Group
CISO

Sharon Jones

Kingfisher
Information Security & Risk Director

Kevin Jones

Airbus
Group CISO

Tony Jowett

Post Office Ltd
CISO

Elizabeth Kennedy

Scotiabank
CISO Europe

Sarah Lawson

University College London
CISO

Carl McConkey

MBDA
CISO

Craig McEwen

AngloAmerican
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

Lee Whatford

Domino's Pizza UK & Ireland
CISO

Philip Whittaker

British Red Cross
CISO

Upcoming Programs


VIRTUAL

24 February 2022 | 1 hour

UK & Ireland CISO Virtual Town Hall

Redefining the Role of Asset Management in Cybersecurity

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

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IN-PERSON

14 March 2022 | an evening

UK & Ireland CISO Inner Circle

Butchers Hall, London

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

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VIRTUAL

28 April 2022 | 1 hour

UK & Ireland CISO Virtual Town Hall

UK&I CISO Virtual Town Hall

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

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IN-PERSON

7 June 2022 | 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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IN-PERSON

September, 2022 | 3 days

Global CISO Executive Summit

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

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