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

LONDON, UK, 11 April 2024 – Xalient, the 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 and 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.

Xalient Appoints Dawn-Marie Hutchinson as Non-Executive Director

Dawn-Marie Hutchinson comments, “I am excited about joining Xalient’s board because it is a forward-thinking company with an entrepreneurial team, led by Sherry Vaswani, that is genuinely passionate about providing its clients with innovative solutions and delivering strong business outcomes. I’m looking forward to contributing to the company’s strategy and, in particular, using my international experience as a CISO to make sure the business prospers”.

“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, 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.

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