Previously CISO at The Economist and Head of Business Continuity, Information Risk & Business Risk at Barclaycard, Vicki is considered an industry expert on Cyber Security. Vicki was awarded Cyber Security Woman of the Year, 2015 and Security Serious Unsung Hero Awards, Marathon (Wo)man, 2016.

She is often told her most valuable skill in this area is her ability to convey important information to senior business leaders in clear, understandable English, without resorting to industry jargon and meaningless acronyms. She passionately believes that security, privacy and continuity are business issues not IT issues and therefore need to be explained in terms business leaders understand.