Cheryl Martin
Cyber security, including the protection of data, has become one of the most dynamic challenges in this Fourth Industrial Revolution, providing both opportunity and risk to the insurance sector.

Cheryl Martin

EY EMEIA FSO Cyber Insurance Leader

Dynamic leader in cybersecurity, privacy and resilience. Passionate supporter of women’s development in technology, security and privacy. Advocate for corporate sustainability. Cricket fan. Mother.

As EY EMEIA and EY Global Insurance and Cyber Security Leader, Cheryl develops numerous cybersecurity strategies and helps implement complex transformation programs.

She supports the London and UK chapters for Information Systems Audit and Control Association, and is the UK FSO Corporate Sustainability Partner at Ernst & Young — United Kingdom. Cheryl leads the UK Women in Technology Network and chairs the UK Women in Privacy network in association with the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

She has more than 25 years of experience in information security, data center transformation, technology risk, data security and risk transformation programs.

Prior to joining EY in 2014, she served as the Global Certified Information Security Officer in a Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 global oil and gas organization, and seconded for 18 months as Interim Global Head of IT Risk for the world’s largest global bank.

Cheryl has earned an MBA from the London Business School.

How Cheryl is building a better working world

“In my work with clients and industry bodies, I focus on how EY teams can protect and secure client data, in particular how new technologies and client transformations will shape the risk models for the organization. With the ever-increasing sophistication of cyber threats and new attack vectors, EY clients cannot remain complacent to the dynamic risks faced in their environments. New regulations including GDPR places greater emphasis on the importance of data privacy, protection and operational resiliency.

Additionally, as Corporate Sustainability Partner for UK FSO at  Ernst & Young — United Kingdom, I am humbled by the opportunity to work with a number of  charities, clients and the EY Foundation in the support of a shared vision in building a better working world for those in need.”