Vicki Gavin, Compliance Director, Head of Business Continuity, Cyber Security and Data Privacy for The Economist Group, won Woman of the Year at the Cyber Security Awards in 2015 and Security Serious Unsung Hero Awards, Marathon (Wo)man in 2016. Vicki is Chairperson of the Women’s Security Society Board. Vicki passionately believes that the areas she specialises in, business continuity, cyber security, data privacy and regulatory compliance, are business issues not IT issues.
Vicki has a wealth of experience in these areas and is passionate about achieving best practice in governance. Vicki joined the Economist Group from Barclays where she was Head of Business Continuity, Information Risk and Business Risk for Barclaycard at the time of her departure. Prior to this she was employed by Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, where she held a number of positions after emigrating from Canada.
Vicki’s most valuable skill is her ability to convey this important information in clear, understandable English and has been an invited speaker at an array of industry conferences including Info Crime Summit, InfoSec Europe and Enterprise IT Security Conference. Vicki is MBCI and CRISC Certified and holds a BSc in Physics and a post graduate Diploma in Teaching Adults.