Appointment of Elaine Bucknor to the Board
5 May, 2023
Elaine Bucknor, former Group Chief Information Security Officer at Sky, appointed as Non-Executive Board Director
Darktrace plc (DARK.L) (together with its subsidiaries, "Darktrace" or "the Group"), a global leader in cyber security AI, is pleased to announce today the appointment of Elaine Bucknor as Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 June, 2023.
Elaine has over 25 years of experience in the technology industry. Elaine's last executive role was at Sky, one of
Prior to Sky, Elaine held operational and consultancy roles with multinational market leaders in the Telecommunications, Media, Technology, Travel, Utilities and Financial sectors, including at ITV, the BBC and AOL/Carphone Warehouse, where she advised at Board, executive and leadership level on technology capabilities for growth, efficiency and resilience in highly disrupted markets.
Elaine currently also serves as a Non-Executive Director of AIM-listed conveyancing software company, Smoove plc, and Notting Hill Genesis group, one of the
Gordon Hurst, Chair of the Darktrace Board, commented, "Elaine is a highly accomplished Non-Executive Director, technology executive and leader who has tremendous experience of shaping and executing technology strategies to support organisational transformation and growth. We're thrilled to have someone of her calibre join our Board. Her direct experience as CISO for Sky means that she will bring immensely valuable cyber security experience to our Board, alongside her broader industry expertise. We look forward to her contribution as Darktrace continues to scale and deliver on its mission of freeing the world of cyber disruption."
Elaine Bucknor commented, "I've seen first-hand the scale and complexity of cyber threats that organisations increasingly face and how hard it is for security and technology teams to get ahead of these attacks. I've long been an admirer of Darktrace's unique self-learning AI which has become a last line of cyber defence for more than 8,000 customers around the world. I'm looking forward to joining Darktrace's Board and helping the company to accelerate the delivery of its first-class proactive cyber security solutions to more of the leading organisations around the world."
The Group confirms that there are no other disclosures that need to be made under Listing Rule 9.6.13 relating to the appointment of Elaine Bucknor.
Luk Janssens - Investor Relations Darktrace
Direct: +44 7811 027918
Powerscourt (Public Relations adviser to Darktrace)
Victoria Palmer-Moore/Elly Williamson
Direct +44 (0) 20 7250 1446
Darktrace (DARK:L), a global leader in cyber security artificial intelligence is on a mission to free the world of cyber disruption. Breakthrough innovations in the Darktrace Cyber AI Research Centre in