Elaine Bucknor, former Sky CIO, appointed to Darktrace board

Source: Darktrace

Darktrace plc (DARK.L) (together with its subsidiaries, "Darktrace" or "the Group"), a global leader in cyber security AI, ispleased to announce today the appointment of Elaine Bucknor as Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 June, 2023.

Elaine has over 25 years of experience in the technology industry. Elaine's last executive role was at Sky, one of Europe'sleading broadcasting and media companies and one of the UK's largest telecommunications and mobile businesses, where sheworked for over ten years and was an integral part of its senior leadership team, with overall responsibility for the Sky group'stechnology strategy. She was also Sky's Group Chief Information Security Officer, owning and delivering Sky's strategic planfor cyber security.

Prior to Sky, Elaine held operational and consultancy roles with multinational market leaders in the Telecommunications,Media, Technology, Travel, Utilities and Financial sectors, including at ITV, the BBC and AOL/Carphone Warehouse, whereshe advised at Board, executive and leadership level on technology capabilities for growth, efficiency and resilience in highlydisrupted markets.

Elaine currently also serves as a Non-Executive Director of AIM-listed conveyancing software company, Smoove plc, andNotting Hill Genesis group, one of the UK's largest housing associations.

Gordon Hurst, Chair of the Darktrace Board, commented,
"Elaine is a highly accomplished Non-Executive Director,technology executive and leader who has tremendous experience of shaping and executing technology strategies to supportorganisational transformation and growth. We're thrilled to have someone of her calibre join our Board. Her direct experienceas CISO for Sky means that she will bring immensely valuable cyber security experience to our Board, alongside her broaderindustry expertise. We look forward to her contribution as Darktrace continues to scale and deliver on its mission of freeingthe world of cyber disruption."

Elaine Bucknor commented,
"I've seen first-hand the scale and complexity of cyber threats that organisations increasinglyface and how hard it is for security and technology teams to get ahead of these attacks. I've long been an admirer ofDarktrace's unique self-learning AI which has become a last line of cyber defence for more than 8,000 customers around theworld. I'm looking forward to joining Darktrace's Board and helping the company to accelerate the delivery of its first-classproactive cyber security solutions to more of the leading organisations around the world."
The Group confirms that there are no other disclosures that need to be made under Listing Rule 9.6.13 relating to theappointment of Elaine Bucknor.

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