Ciaran is Chairman of CyberCX UK, a global independent cyber security services company. Prior to this role, Ciaran founded the UK’s world-leading National Cyber Security Centre as its first CEO. Ciaran also holds the position of Professor of Practice at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government and is one of the leading global cyber security authorities.

Ciaran is a 23-year veteran of the UK Government, working directly with five Prime Ministers and a variety of senior Ministers from three political parties. He held senior positions at HM Treasury and the Cabinet Office, as well as GCHQ, where he was Head of Cyber Security. He was head of the Cabinet Secretary’s Office and led the official negotiations that led to the agreed terms and rules for the Scottish independence referendum.