London, United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom
Founded 1 startup
Most recently I have worked for the UK government’s Cabinet Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office in cyber-crime, operational engagement (public/private) and strategic bi-/multi-lateral partnerships. This included the #WeProtect (Children Online) Summit in which 50+ countries attended, committed to a Statement of Action, new legislation and a new fund led by Unicef were launched. As well as a Ministerial (Letwin) Review of critical infrastructure’s resilience to coastal flooding.
I have also made a difference bringing together and influencing the right people through careers in finance, industry and not-for-profits. Working for JPMorgan Chase, Cazenove, 3i, Lonmin and Brunswick Group amongst others, in Strategy/Business Development, Marketing, Operations and Fundraising/Investor Relations within Telecoms, Media and Technology; Resilience/Infrastructure; Mining/Oil and Gas; Investment Banking/Alternative Investments and Professional Services.
I was commended for ‘Woman of the Year’ in the CyberSecurity Awards 2016 and am finalist for ‘Personal Contribution to IT’ in the Computing Security Awards 2016. I have judged and mentored the CyberSecurity Challenge, Forbes #Under30 Summit’s hackathon and Chicago Booth Business School’s new venture competition. I have participated in international cybersecurity, war, emergency planning and economic games/simulations. I have spoken on cybersecurity, infrastructure, resilience, digital and data at international fora.
Both wit and understanding are trifles without integrity. The ignorant peasant without fault is greater than the philosopher with many. What is genius or courage without a heart? - Oliver Goldsmith
January 2016 - Today
I am setting up a cybersecurity company to make ‘big player’ (government and enterprise) cybersecurity (managed/‘turnkey’) solutions accessible, affordable and easy-to-use for small and medium businesses, in the UK and globally. By partnering with established names, I will tailor a range of packages that provide ‘best-fit’ between vendor solution and market segment. See description 'About Me' above for summary of the rest of my work experience.
Kings' College London, University of London
BSc Mathematics and Management - First with Jelf medal
1995 - 1998
HutZero#1 cyber pre-accelerator, London, UK (www.hutzero.co.uk)
Hub101, Westlake Village, California, USA (www.hub101.la)
2016 - Today