I am a business leader, strategist and technologist with experience spanning 30 years in industry, government and academia. Following completion of my PhD in plasma physics, I worked at the Rutherford Appleton Lab on x-ray lasers, moving to industry in the 1990s, I joined Logica to lead a group specialising in signal and image processing, including early AI systems. I progressed to operations Director of the Space & Defence Division before joining space consultancy Esys, subsequently working as MD of QinetiQ’s Space Division. Focusing on security technologies, I joined Charteris, then DS&S providing strategic advice to government in the fields of innovation and cyber security. Seconded to the OCSIA in Cabinet Office, I authored the first UK cyber export strategy and export controls for cyber. I joined CGI as Vice President of their cyber business and after several successful years, joined Roke Manor Research as their Innovation Director. I have now taken on the role of strategic partnership development for AI, Cyber and 5G at the University of Surrey. I'm currently an advisor to TechUK and a member of NatWest Group’s Technology Advisory Board.