Sir Iain Lobban

Member of the Investment Committee, C5 Capital

Sir Iain was the is Director of the British Security and Intelligence agency GCHQ from mid-2008 to late 2014, having previously served as its Director-General of operations from 2004. His tenure represented more than ten years of operational delivery in counter-terrorism, cyber-security, support to Defence, and the prevention and detection of serious crime. He set new direction on cybersecurity for innovative partnerships internationally, with the private sector, and with academia. Sir Iain now focuses on the advocacy and demystification of cybersecurity, providing strategic advice and personal perspective, nationally and internationally, to governments and businesses. He is also active in entrepreneurship, in the broadest sense of the word.