Christophe Bonnefoux, Global Chief Data Officer, BNP Paribas
Christophe has been promoted to Global Chief Data Officer at BNP Paribas, where he has worked for over four years. Prior to this, he was the Deputy Chief Digital Officer and Global Chief Data Officer at BNP Paribas Asset Management. In his new role at the company, he is responsible for managing data and overseeing the overall data integrity and quality.
Christiane Baetz, CISO, Thames Water
Senior technology leader Christiane Baetz is now CISO at Thames Water, where she has been working for a month. Prior to this, Christiane was OCI NV’s Group IT Security Director for almost two years. Some of her other previous roles include CISO at Domestic & General and VP Head of Information Risk at Barclays. In her new role, Christiane oversees Thames Water’s cyber security program.
Hsiao Wang, Group CIO, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Technology leader Hsiao Wang joined Walgreens Boots Alliance this month as their Group CIO. Prior to his new role, Hsiao was the Chief Technology Officer at SMHQ, where he worked for two years. He has been endorsed by his colleagues for his leadership and security skills and is perceived as a strong technologist. Hsaio now maintains WBA’s IT systems and operations among other responsibilities.
Phil Umrysh, VP CISO, Intact
Phil has been promoted to Vice President and CISO at property and casualty insurance provider Intact. Before his current role, Phil was Intact’s VP Information Technology Security for over a year. He has previously undertaken senior technology roles in companies including Skyservice Business Aviation and RSA Canada. He has been endorsed by his new colleagues at Intact for his skills in Security and IT Audit.
Kristen Goodrich, Director of Innovation and Programme Delivery, The University of Law
Kristen is now the Director of Innovation and Programme Delivery at The University of Law, where she has been working for the past month. Prior to her new role, Kristen held multiple senior positions at City University of London, with her most recent role being Joint Interim Director of IT. In her new role, Kristen oversees the planning and implementation of the university’s IT systems and infrastructure.
David Damato, Global CISO, Aon
David is now the Global CISO at insurance company Aon. Alongside his new role, Jason is an Advisory Board Member at Remediant and Exabeam. Prior to this, David was the Chief Security Officer at Gemini, where he helped to build one of the first regulated cryptocurrency exchanges. He has also held senior technology roles in companies including PwC and Tanium. Now responsible for information security at Aon, David is in charge of protecting company and customer data, as well as the infrastructure.
Justinian Fortenberry, CISO, Etsy
Justinian is now the CISO at e-commerce company Etsy. Prior to Etsy, Justinian served as Global CISO at Zip Co, where he oversaw strategies focusing on secure enablement and created a risk-aware culture, among other responsibilities. Outside of his new role at Etsy, he is a Board Advisor at Piiano, an Advisor at Cycode and a Venture Advisor at YL Ventures. Justinian has been endorsed for his skills in cloud technology and agile methodologies.
Simon Riggs, Director of Security and CISO, John Lewis Partnership
Cyber security executive Simon Riggs is now the Director of Security and CISO at John Lewis Partnership. Alongside his new role, Simon is an Interim CISO and Board Advisor at Coeus Risk Management and a CISO Advisor at Alfahive Inc. Prior to John Lewis Partnership, Simon was the Chief Information Security and IT Risk Officer (Interim) at McKesson UK.
Christian Spannbauer, CTO, Lufthansa Group Digital Hangar
IT expert Christian Spannbauer has been promoted to CTO at Lufthansa Group Digital Hangar. Alongside his new role, Christian is also Lufthansa’s Head of IT Digitization. Before joining Lufthansa in 2020, Christian took on a variety of senior technology roles at companies including LSG Group and Metro AG. Christian has been endorsed for his skills in digital and IT transformation.
Chris Taylor, CDIO, Stellantis
Executive technology leader Chris Taylor is now the CDIO at Stellantis. Before his new role at Stellantis, Chris was the Chief Transformation Officer at ServiceNow where he worked for over a year. Chris has experience across multiple industries, with the most prominent being aviation. He took on senior technology roles at companies including Airbus Inc, Qantas and Etihad Airways. Chris is helping Stellantis through their transformation into a sustainable mobility tech company, driving its digital strategy and improving organizational efficiency.
Ash Mehra, Chief Data and Information Officer, Constellation Brands
Digital and business transformation leader Ash Mehra is now the CDIO at Constellation Brands. Before starting his new role, Ash was the Chief Information and Data Officer at Packable for over a year. Prior to his new role, Ash took on a series of senior technology roles at food and beverage manufacturer Mondelēz International. In his new role, Ash oversees the management and storage of data across the organization, in addition to other responsibilities.
Lorna Allan, CDIO, Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
Lorna is now the CDIO at Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust. Prior to her new role, Lorna worked as the CIO at StepChange Debt Charity for over three years. She has a wealth of experience in the healthcare industry and was Group Director of IT for Hitachi Capital and Group Head of IT at Benenden Healthcare. In addition to this, Lorna was recognised in the top 100 UK CIOs’ list in 2021.
Mike Potter, CDO, UK Civil Service
Mike Potter is now the CDO at UK Civil Service. Endorsed for his skills in business process management and stakeholder management, Mike has held a variety of senior positions in the past including Chief Strategy Officer at Tecknuovo and Executive Director of Digital Transformation & Group CIO at Thames Water. In his new role at UK Civil Service, Mike helps grow the digital skills the company needs and delivers the roadmap for digital and data.
Chafika Chettaoui, CDO, AXA France
Chafika is now the CDO at AXA France, where she has worked for the past month. Alongside her new role, Chefika is an Advisory Board Member at Data Leaders. Prior to this, she was the Group Chief Data Officer at SUEZ Group for four years, driving data transformation through technology, organization, culture and AI delivery. Some of Chafika’s other previous roles include Head of Data Science and Industrial Consulting Department at Teradata and Head of R&I Scientific Computing/Data Science at L’Oréal.
Alla Whitson, CIO of Commercial Bank and SVB Capital, Silicon Valley Bank
Executive technology leader Alla Whitson is now the CIO of Commercial Bank SVB Capital at Silicon Valley Bank. She has an extensive track record of working across several leading global organizations including Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Bank of America and CIT. In her new role at Silicon Valley Bank, Alla is responsible for managing, evaluating, and assessing how well the organization is managing its technology resources.
Greg Crow, CIO, AXA XL
Greg has now been promoted to CIO at AXA XL, where he has worked for the past three years. Before his promotion, he was responsible for leading the company’s technology strategy for a $21 billion division of AXA. Prior to this, he was the Global Head of Architecture and Engineering at XL Catlin for over four years. Greg has been endorsed by his colleagues at AXA XL for his skills in IT strategy and six sigma.
Peter Crouch, CIO, Lloyds Banking Group
Financial Services CIO and Transformation executive Peter Crouch has been promoted to CIO at Lloyds Banking Group, where he has been working for over six years. Alongside his new role, Peter is the Group Ambassador for Lloyds Greater Manchester and is the Chair of the Greater Manchester Committee. Now, Peter is responsible for the technology investment priorities and strategic roadmap that delivers great customer and business outcomes, whilst achieving the overall Group Technology strategy.
Nina Marila, CDO, Elisa
Nina is now the CDO at telecommunications company Elisa. Before joining Elisa, Nina was the Head of Data at Solteq Plc and leading the company’s data unit. Prior to this, she worked at Finnair in a number of leading data roles over five years. Nina was also nominated for the Business Transformers 150 2021. She has been described by colleagues as a talented and results-driven advanced analytics specialist.
Ashish Shrestha, Group CISO, Jaguar Land Rover
Ashish Shrestha is now the Group CISO at Jaguar Land Rover. Alongside his new role, Ashish is the Director and Co-Founder of Stupa. Prior to this role, Ashish has held several senior technology roles in Shell, Clear Channel International and Lebara. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in information security, SQL, and computer security.
Jerome Nevicato, CIO, SIG Plc
Jerome is now the CIO at wholesale building materials company SIG Plc, where he has been working for a month. Prior to his new role, Jerome was the IS / IT Director at La Mutuelle Générale where he was head of corporate applications and cyber security. In addition to this, he worked at AXA in senior management roles for over a decade. Jerome has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in IT management and program management.
Philippe Baumlin, Corporate CIO, Chanel
Philippe has recently been promoted to Corporate CIO at luxury retailer Chanel, where he has worked for 15 years. Before his promotion, he was the Regional Director & CIO in the Asia Pacific region and the Global Digital IT Program Director. His colleagues at Chanel have endorsed Philippe for his skills in e-commerce, IT management and CRM. In 2018, Phillippe was included in the annual Top 50 Innovative Retail Leaders in Hong Kong.
Rohit Kapoor, EVP CIO, Claire’s
Rohit is now the EVP CIO at Claire’s, where he has worked for the past month. Alongside his new role, Rohit is a Member on the Board of Directors and Chair on the Technology Committee at GLEAM Network. Prior to this, Rohit was the Vice President of Technology at Starbucks for over four years. He has also worked as Vice President of Information Technology at Pizza Hut for three years. Rohit has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in strategy, leadership and management.
Scott Marcar, CIO, NatWest Group
Senior marketing leader Scott Marcar is now the CIO at NatWest Group. Prior to his new role, Scott worked at Deutsche Bank for eight years in a range of senior technology roles including Head of IT Infrastructure, CTO and CIO Corporate Investment and Banking. He also took on the role of Chief Business Technologist of Emerging Markets at JPMorgan Chase.
Elizabeth Zehnder, CDO, Leroy Merlin
Elizabeth is now the CDO at retail company Leroy Merlin, where she has worked for the past month. Alongside her new role at Leroy Merlin, Elizabeth is the Domain Leader of the Global Data Hub at ADEO Services and a Member of the Governance Committee at La Cité de l’IA. Prior to this, Elizabeth worked at Kiabi for over eight years in several senior technology roles. She is now responsible for overseeing data management, data quality and strategy at Leroy Merlin.
Isabel Castillo, CIO IPB & Head of TDI EMEA, Deutsche Bank
Isabel has now been promoted to CIO IPB & Head of TDI EMEA at Deutsche Bank, where she has worked for over two decades. Before her promotion, Isabel was the Transformation Director & CIO IPB EMEA – International Private Bank in addition to seven other technology roles she took on over the years. Isabel has been endorsed by her colleagues at Deutsche Bank for her skills in IT strategy and management.
Virginia Lyons, SVP, CISO, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Virginia is now the SVP and CISO at Sony Pictures Entertainment. Prior to her new role, Virginia was the VP of Technology and CISO at Williams Sonoma for over four years. She has also undertaken a range of senior technology roles in companies including Gap Inc and Macy’s Inc. In her new role, she is responsible for maintaining and monitoring Sony’s security program.
Paul Harris, Deputy CISO & Head of Governance, Barclays UK
Paul has now been promoted to Deputy CISO and Head of Governance at Barclays UK, where he has worked for five years. Before his recent promotion, Paul was Director of Strategy & Transformation (Crisis Management Ops). Prior to joining Barclays, Paul worked at the UK Ministry of Defence for up to two decades, with his most recent role being Director of UK Defence Strategic Air Mobility Capability Development.
Stephen Flaherty, CTO, Barclays
Senior technology leader Stephen Flaherty is now the CTO at Barclays, where he has been working for a month. Prior to his new role, Stephen worked at JPMorgan Chase & Co for over two decades. During his time there he took on roles including Head of Architecture, Cloud and Engineering and Senior Software Engineer. In his new role, Stephen oversees technology operations at Barclays and the development of technology for customers to help drive business growth.
Xavier Braun, CIO, Rolex
Xavier Braun has recently been promoted to CIO at Rolex, where he has worked for over ten years. Before starting his new role at Rolex, Xavier was the company’s Chief Information Security Officer and Head of Infrastructure while based in Geneva, Switzerland. Now, he manages day-to-day operational activities at Rolex, strategic planning, and numerous other projects in the IT function.
Neil Tape, Chief Data and Information Officer for HR, UK Ministry of Defence
Neil Tape is now the CDIO for HR at the UK Ministry of Defence. Before taking on his new role, Neil worked at University Hospital Southampton NHS FT as Head of Business Intelligence for over four years where he developed and implemented the data insight Strategy. Prior to this, he worked at the National Institute for Health Research as CDO for Business Intelligence. Colleagues have endorsed Neil for his skills in stakeholder management, data analysis and project management.
Simon Farnsworth, CTO, News UK
Simon is now the CTO at News UK, where he has worked for the past month. Alongside his new role, Simon is also a part-time Non Executive Director at Neuco and Neuco Global Executive Search. Prior to this, he was the CTO of Broadcast Technology and Operations at Discovery Inc, where he also took on several other senior technology roles over the six years he worked there. In his new role at News UK, Simon will oversee the technology team that monitors all of News UK’s brands including The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun.
Hiran Pattani, CTO Events and Intelligence, Ascential
Digital leader Hiran Pattani has been promoted to CTO of Events and Intelligece at Ascential. Before receiving his promotion, Hiran was the Senior Vice President of Product at the company. Throughout the two decades he has worked at Ascential, Hiran has taken on seven senior technology roles and has been endorsed for skills in service delivery, service management and IT service management.
Karen Ambrose, CDO, The Francis Crick Institute
Karen has now been promoted to Chief Data Officer at The Francis Crick Institute, where she has worked for more than eight years. In addition to her new role, she is also the Database Team Lead. Prior to this, Karen was the Scientific Computing STP Deputy Head, Research Data Services and Database Team Head. Colleagues at The Francis Crick Institute have endorsed Karen for her skills in handling databases and database design.
Laura Hunt, Chief Information Officer UK, AIG
Laura is now the Chief Information Officer at AIG. Prior to her new role, Laura worked at Chaucer Syndicates for eight years and took on senior technology roles including Practice Head – Cyber (Insurance), Technology Officer and Head of IS Operations and Technology. Laura’s recognized skills include Cyber security, business strategy and information technology.
Mike Hinton, CITO, Close Brothers
Mike has been promoted to Chief Infrastructure & Technology Officer at financial services company Close Brothers, where he has been working for over a year. In addition to his new role, Mike will remain Head of Shared Services at the company. Prior to joining Close Brothers, Mike was the Technology CTO at Innovation Group UK, where he led all aspects of technology strategy globally. He has been endorsed by colleagues for his skills in ITIL, infrastructure and program management.
Jo Prosser, SBG Technology Director, Sky Betting & Gaming
Jo Prosser has recently been promoted to SBG Technology Director at Sky Betting & Gaming. Before her new role, Jo was the Director of Technology, Customer Tribe and Head of Technology. Prior to joining Sky, Jo worked at the StepChange Debt Charity for over 13 years, with the most recent role being Head of IT & Change. She has been endorsed by colleagues at Sky Betting & Gaming for her skills in leadership, management and project delivery.
Jeff Dahl, SVP, IT Lead, Bayer
Jeff Dahl has been promoted to SVP and IT Lead of the CORE Transformation Program at Bayer. Before taking on his new role, Jeff was the VP and Head of ERP Platforms at the company. Now, Jeff co-leads Bayer’s CORE global transformation program – a strategic business-led, IT-enabled initiative – bringing together two divisions and driving end-to-end transformation of the business.
Florence Mottay, VP Information Security & Group CISO, Zalando
Florence is now the VP of Information Security and Group CISO at Zalando. In addition to her new role, Florence is a Member of the Strategic Advisory Group at Paladin Capital Group. Before joining Zalando, Florence worked at Ahold Delhaize for over six years, taking on roles ranging from Director of Group IT Security to SVP of Information Security.
Stacy Williams, Business Information Security Officer, T-Mobile
An experienced technology leader, Stacy Williams is now the BISO at T-Mobile. Alongside his new role, Stacy is a Board Member at Lexicon Bank. Prior to joining T-Mobile, Stacy worked at Breakwater Solutions as their Director of Cyber Risk Management Consulting for over a year. Now, Stacy supports T-Mobile’s digital line of business in his new position as BISO. He has been endorsed by his colleagues for his skills in information and network.
Helen Walker, VP Technology, Pearson
Helen is now the VP of Technology at media company Pearson. In addition to her new role, she is a Board Trustee at the Shaw Education Trust. Helen has extensive experience in the education sector, with previous senior technology roles in organizations including RM plc and the Department for Education. Helen has been endorsed for her skills in stakeholder management and engagement as well as internal communications.
David Hennessy, Group IT Director, Wilko
David is now the Group IT Director at Wilko. Before joining Wilko, David took on a variety of senior technology roles in different retailers including Superdry and Morrisons Supermarkets plc. His most recent role being Chief Technology officer at Atida. David has been endorsed by his colleagues for his skills in IT strategy, enterprise architecture and business process.
Michelle McKenna, Member Board of Directors, WWE
Michelle is now a Member of the Board of Directors at WWE. Alongside her new position, she is the Founder and CEO of The Michelle McKenna Collaborative and a Member of the Board of Directors on RingCentral. One of her previous roles was CIO at the National Football League, where she worked for up to ten years. Michelle has been endorsed for her strategy, CRM and leadership skills.
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