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CEO's first 100 days

Council news

08:00 Thursday, 09 December 2021

Simon Hepburn, CEO, UK Cyber Security Council

Tomorrow, Friday 10th December 2021, will be my 100th day in my role as CEO for the UK Cyber Security Council.

All CEOs will know that we like to set out our stall and to make an initial impact in the first 100 days of tenure. My commentary below hopefully shares some of the key achievements that the team and I have achieved over this period.

Firstly, I would like to thank the Board of Trustees for recruiting me as the CEO for the Council. It is a privilege to lead such an important organisation. I shared the news on LinkedIn and had a fantastic response of over 90,000 views, 2,000 likes and nearly 600 comments from former colleagues, friends, and my professional network.

I have been welcomed with open arms by leaders, civil servants and sector professionals and have been overwhelmed with offers of support on a personal, technical and organisational basis. Thank you, colleagues!

So what has been achieved in my first 100 days?

We are pleased with our progress to date but as ever there is a lot more to do. However, we are confident that with support from our funders, strategic partners, and key stakeholders, we will be able to bring about positive change for the sector and to give it the recognition that it truly deserves.