Lee Whatford is a seasoned leader in information security and risk management. With over 25 years’ experience in a wide variety of roles across the cyber risk management industry, including having led and worked for start-ups, large vendors, consultancies and managed service providers. Lee took his first proper security role as Head of Security for Whitbread in 2017 and is now CISO for another well known high street brand. He is a Non Executive Advisor for the South East Cyber Resilience Centre and holds a number of strategic advisory roles with several industry bodies and small businesses. Lee enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience as a regular speaker at a variety of industry events and retains a strong interest in the start-up cyber community.