Vicki Gavin

Head of Business Continuity, Cyber Security, Data Privacy & Compliance Director
The Economist

Vicki Gavin, Compliance Director, Head of business continuity, cyber security and data privacy for The Economist Group, Chair of the Women’s Security Society, Cyber Security Woman of the Year 2015 and Cyber Security Marathon (Wo)man of the year 2016.  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 invited to speak at numerous industry conferences and seminars. She holds a BSc in Physics from Lakehead University and a Diploma in Adult Education from Seneca College.  She is MBCI and CRISC certified.