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

Matt Broomhall

Lloyd's of London
CISO

Elaine Bucknor

Sky Plc
Group Chief Information Security Officer

Jared Carstensen

CRH
CISO

Luke Fairless

Tesco Plc
Director, Technology (Security Program & Capability)

Bobby Ford

Unilever
VP, Global 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
CISO

Lindsey Bateman

M&G Plc
CISO

Luke Beeson

Aviva
Group CISO

Dan Biggs

Network Rail
CISO

Neil Blagden

SSE
CISO

Louis Botha

Avon
CISO & DPO

Charl Brits

Laing O'Rourke
Head of IT Network & Security

Dexter Casey

Centrica
Group CSO

Manish Chandela

Unipart Group Limited
Group CISO

Derek Cheng

TalkTalk Group
Chief Security Officer

Michael Colao

AXA
Chief Corporate Security Officer

Carole Drape

John Lewis Partnership
CISO

Alison Dyer

URENCO Limited
CISO

Matthew Finn

DLA Piper
Head of IT Risk Management

Lachlan George

Nando's
Group CISO

Paul Haywood

BUPA
Group CISO

Nick Jones

TUI Group
CISO

Kevin Jones

Airbus
Group Chief Information Security Officer

Tony Jowett

Post Office
CISO

Simon Lambe

Compass Group
Regional Risk and Information Security Officer - Europe

Sarah Lawson

OCS
Group CISO

Paul Lynch

ITV
Group 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

Cadent Gas
Head of Digital Risk & Security

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 Events


Virtual Programs

10 February 2021

UK & Ireland CISO Virtual Town Hall

Quantifying Cybersecurity Risk: Better Aligning your Security Strategy to the Business

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

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March 10, 2021

Global CISO Virtual Town Hall

The Need for Speed – Increasing Efficiency in the Global SOC

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

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24 March 2021

UK & Ireland CISO Virtual Town Hall

UK & Ireland CISO Virtual Town Hall

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

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18 May 2021

UK & Ireland CISO Virtual Executive Summit

Walk away from this peer-led, half-day virtual program with new connections and actionable insights.

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June 22, 2021

Global CISO Virtual Town Hall

Global CISO Virtual Town Hall

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

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