Sally finished a long career in GCHQ as Director Cyber. Throughout her career, she supported military operations and crisis management, including the stand up of cyber security operations for the London Olympic Games. Her final years in the job were spent masterminding the creation of the National Cyber Force, a joint GCHQ and UK Ministry of Defence partnership, working alongside a range of partners including the US Cyber Command and the National Cyber Security Centre. Boris Johnson said last year that the National Cyber Force would transform the UK’s cyber capabilities to disrupt adversaries and keep the UK safe.
Sally was also GCHQ’s diversity champion for over a decade and introduced many pioneering programs to develop untapped talent, and she currently delivers women in leadership programmes and other leadership development for a range of FTSE 100 clients.
Sally now runs Human Digital Thinking where she focuses on the impact of big data and AI on human decision making. She is also a board chair in local UK government, and works with a portfolio of clients from all sectors of society.
Sally currently advises WithYouWithMe as we transform the cyber recruitment and retention landscape by unlocking the full potential of individuals and building a scalable, willing fighting cyber force for the digital age.Learn more about Sally Walker