Elaine BucknorĀ 

Elaine is currently Sky Plc's Group Chief Information Security Officer and a Group Director in its Technology Executive team. Elaine has overall responsibility for Cyber Security at Sky, covering all aspects of information security strategy, governance, risk and compliance. Alongside this critical role, she leads a core team of technology specialists who work across the 5,000+ people in the Technology Group to define a cohesive technology strategy and operating model. Her team ensures the development and delivery of Sky's large-scale international technology programmes across broadcast and digital platforms, networks, infrastructure and IT.

With over 20 years in operational and strategic technology consultancy roles, Elaine has worked across numerous sectors from defence to financial services media and telecommunications. Beginning her career writing code and designing and architecting technology platforms and systems, she then moved onto consulting in business change and technology, directing and delivering major programmes of work, before joining Sky's senior leadership team.

Elaine is part of Sky's ‘Women in Leadership' group, an initiative to get more women into the most senior leadership positions at Sky and is a key sponsor in Sky's drive to encourage women into technology-based careers. She is also a member of a number of industry councils in the Technology and Cyber security sectors as well as holding two non-executive positions.