• 23 Jan 2024
  • Online
  • CPD

Cyber risk the board's role in building an effective cyber-governance framework

How will corporate governance be affected by developments in technology.

In today's increasingly digitally dependent economy and society, governing cyber risk effectively has become fundamental to business resilience and competitiveness.

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This requires boards and directors, of organisations of all sizes, to embrace and engage with cyber security and understand the risk that cyber incidents present to delivery of the business strategy. 

This panel session will explore governance in the technology age, the actions directors need to take, and how the government plans to support boards and directors to strengthen their organisations cyber resilience.


A Deputy Director of the National Cyber Security Centre

Dr Jonathan Everhart CAIA CPA Esq., Global ReEnergy Holdings

Dr. Everhart is the CEO & Chief Investment Officer of Global ReEnergy Holdings. He serves on a United Nations Advisory Board for the UN Green Technology Startup Initiative Global Community, as well as on the United States Investment Advisory Council for the U.S. Department of Commerce, in which he advises on investment and digital finance strategies to increase the $5 trillion in foreign direct investment in the United States.

Dr Roger Barker, IoD

Roger has been the IoD’s Director of Policy and Corporate Governance since September 2020. He also served as Director of Corporate Governance and Professional Standards at the IoD from 2008-2016. He is honorary associate at the Centre for Ethics and Law at University College London and was previously managing director of Governomics Ltd, a corporate governance advisory firm. He is also the author of numerous books and articles on corporate governance and board effectiveness.

Erika Lewis, Director, Cyber Security and Digital Identity, DSIT

Erika joined DCMS in 2018 to deliver the National Data Strategy. After leading the Brexit preparedness data team, she moved in October 2019 to the role of Director, Cyber Security and Digital Identity. In this role, she led on the economic support for the cyber sector, the development for consumer IoT, the government work on Secure Connected Places and Digital Identity in the economy.

Jack Harrigan, DSIT

Jack Harrigan is Head of Cyber Governance and Accountability at the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology. He is part of the Cyber Resilience team that improves resilience to cyber risks across the UK economy. Jack leads work on embedding cyber into existing corporate governance and business regulations and driving senior leaders to govern cyber risk more effectively. Jack has a decade of experience in government and has previously worked on the UK GDPR and the free flow of personal data.

Niran Olarinde, CEng MIET MINCOSE MIoD, Siep Global Consulting Ltd.

Niran is a Director and Principal Consultant at Siep Global Consulting Ltd, he provides consultancy services and advise clients on strategic, technology and economic development of infrastructure systems which includes electrical power networks, transportation networks, geological disposal facility and telecommunication & computer networks. Niran is a chartered engineer and a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology(IET), member of International Council on Systems Engineering(INCOSE) and a member of the Institute of Directors(IoD).

Samantha Griffiths BSc(Hons), MBA, FCCA, Dip IoD, Sagenius Ltd.

Sam works as an adviser to boards and senior leadership teams, with a particular focus on the entrepreneurial orientation - governance relationship within the boardroom.

Sam is a member of the IOD's Expert Advisory Group - Governance; EcoDa's Advocacy Committee, GNDI's Policy Committee and the FRC's Advisory Panel.

Other board roles:
Director: Alvechurch C of E Multi-Academy Trust
Trustee & Treasurer: Rebuild East Midlands

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