Lee Barney

Head of Information Security

Marks & Spencer

Lee has proven experience of information security management, its application and implementation drawn from a wide range of industries over a number of years. Working in multiple industries has enhanced Lee’s risk management capability by understanding the common threads that permeate throughout all enterprise. This allows Lee to work from deep reserves of knowledge pooled from working across differing environments, with their different risk appetites and regulatory constraints.

Lee approaches Security from a can do perspective – ensuring that C-level roles buy into the goals and aspirations of information security through proactive engagement; using the language of the business instead of security jargon. Lee uses this same buy in and engagement to affect change throughout the business, with a particular focus on cost savings through de-duplication of effort and removal of ineffective security controls. Lee proactively seeks ways in which security can support the business better, Lee achieves this by influencing security professionals’ attitudes to be agile and flexible. Lee focuses on the simplification of security in business; believing that all security should be clearly understood by all levels of the business. Lee does this by removing complexity and injecting practical, pragmatic security advice.

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