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Simon Hodgkinson

Senior Development Director and Advisor, Reliance acsn & Former Chief Information Security Officer, BP

Simon Hodgkinson is the Former Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at BP. He is responsible for cyber security across the Group, including strategy, governance, architecture, education, counter threat operations and incident response.

Simon joined BP in 2002 and has held a number of senior IT leadership roles in Supply & Trading and Corporate & Functions. Prior to becoming CISO, he was the VP, Infrastructure and Integration Services. During this time, he has driven a significant improvement in IT operational integrity, led a transformation programme (to establish a Cloud and digital workplace platforms) and has spearheaded the commitment to improve employees’ IT experience.

Simon has a wealth of IT knowledge and experience from across BP and externally. He led the CISO function in BP Supply & Trading organisation between 2009-2012, where he successfully delivered a programme to improve cyber controls, many of which have been implemented across the BP group. He is also a great advocate for D&I and leads the BP Pride Allies programme, as well as being a mentor for the Positive Ethnic Network, and also supports Neurodiversity.

Prior to joining BP, Simon worked in IT for a dotcom, an investment bank and commercial software companies.

Simon is married with two children and lives in Maidenhead, west of London.