Mary is the Global CISO for BAE Systems plc. She is a member of the executive committee for the Defence Cyber Protection Partnership and is a speaker at events around the world, particularly in the area of Responsible Cyber Power. She is also a strong advocate for diversity in cyber security founding R.I.S.E, the women in cyber security cross industry mentoring scheme.
Since joining BAE Systems in 2015 she has held a number of roles including Director of Cyber for BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, responsible for developing the cyber vision and strategy, as well as the roadmap and go to market strategy for the cyber products and services.
Previously, Mary led the Technical Roadmap for the Cyber Security Division in QinetiQ having had various roles since 2001, including heading up the Cyber Security Services business group and the Cross Domain Products business group.
Mary has worked in the cyber security domain since 2009, prior to that working in semiconductors research and then specialising in Intellectual Property management. Her PhD was in semiconductor physics.