Global CISO Dawn-Marie Hutchinson joins Xalient as Non-Executive Director

Global CISO Dawn-Marie Hutchinson joins Xalient as Non-Executive Director

By Xalient
Apr 17, 2024
2 minutes

LONDON, UK, 17th April 2024 - Xalient, a global IT consulting and managed services company specialising in cybersecurity, identity and network transformation has today announced the appointment of Dawn-Marie Hutchinson as Non-Executive Director. This appointment comes at a pivotal time, as the company continues to accelerate its cybersecurity and zero-trust offering in line with its international growth strategy.

As a global executive technology leader, Dawn-Marie is currently Group CISO at BAT plc and is recognised for leveraging over 20 years in information technology to lead large-scale global teams in complex transformational initiatives. She is NACD Directorship Certified and has been featured as one of the Top 100 Global CISOs and ranked Number 3 on the CSO Top 30 list.

Dawn-Marie Hutchinson comments, “I’m very excited to be joining such a forward-thinking company in Xalient. Their entrepreneurial spirit is evident throughout the team and it’s clear they’re passionate about providing clients with innovative solutions and delivering strong business outcomes. In joining the board I’m looking forward to being able to bring my own perspective and experience as a CISO to the table to help contribute to Xalient’s strategy.”

“We are delighted to have Dawn-Marie join our team,” adds Xalient CEO, Sherry Vaswani. “We believe that her external perspective, strategic input, and constructive challenge will enable us to keep pushing our company forward as we pursue our ambitious growth path. Our clients turn to Xalient for cutting-edge solutions that address the increasing convergence of cybersecurity, identity, and networking, so her experiences at BAT, GSK, and other large international corporations across this landscape will ensure we can continue to meet CISO and CIO needs well into the future." “

Simon Church, Chairman at Xalient adds, "Dawn-Marie is a fantastic addition to our board. Her ability to lead mission-driven organisations to reach aggressive business goals will be an asset as we continue to grow Xalient across the globe. Further, her technical expertise across cybersecurity, data privacy and technology will bring immense value in steering our business forward as we navigate the evolving threat landscape to develop and deliver solutions that make a difference to our customers’ businesses.”

With the 2023 acquisitions of US-based Integral Partners and Benelux-based Grabowsky, both pre-eminent digital identity specialists, Xalient has further strengthened its cybersecurity capabilities. At the same time, the company is committed to accelerating future growth as the demand for specialist providers that can deliver rapid, customer-centric solutions across the entire secure networking domain continues to grow, keeping enterprises agile, secure, connected, and resilient.

About Xalient

Xalient helps make the world’s largest brands more secure, resilient, adaptable, and responsive to change.

Established nine years ago to challenge traditional secure networking markets, Xalient has earned recognition as an award-winning global IT consulting and managed services provider. Headquartered in the UK, with offices in the USA, Canada and mainland Europe, Xalient boasts a client roster including industry leaders such as Kellogg’s, Avis Budget Group, WPP, and Keurig Dr Pepper.

*Xalient was named among Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies in 2024 by Financial Times and Statista for the third consecutive year.

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