Meet the facilitators
Our faculty combines the permanent instructors listed below, alongside other thought leaders, where we draw upon individual subject matter experts from the fields of academia, industry and business at large to complement the programme.
Dr Simon Learmount
Associate Professor in Corporate Governance, Cambridge Judge Business School
Previously the Director of the University of Cambridge’s MBA Programme, Dr Simon Learmount is also a Lecturer in Corporate Governance, a Fellow of the Centre for Business Research (CBR) and a Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge. He has published extensively on the convergence of national systems of corporate governance, organisational trust and cooperation and is a world-renowned expert and lecturer on effective corporate governance of risk.
Director of the Academy & Community, ISTARI
Fellow, Royal United Service Institute
William Dixon is the Director of the Academy and Community. Previously he was Head of Future Networks and Technology at the World Economic Forum's Centre for Cybersecurity.
He has a decade’s experience as an operational and strategic lead for a range of National Security and Cybersecurity programmes in the UK Government, which included significant experience working on a number of major and high-profile International Cybercrime Investigations. Will held senior leadership positions at Barclays Bank, helping lead a programme to defend the Bank and its clients from major cybercriminal, cybersecurity and physical threats.
He is the author and contributor to several publications and has a Masters's Degree from Kings College London's War Studies Department in Intelligence and International Security. He is also a fellow at the Royal United Service Institute (RUSI).
Dr Manuel Hepfer
Head of Knowledge & Insights, ISTARI
Research Affiliate, University of Oxford
Dr Manuel Hepfer leads research at ISTARI and is a Research Affiliate at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. Before joining ISTARI, he completed a PhD in cybersecurity and Strategic Management at the University of Oxford. His research won several awards and appeared in academic and practitioner journals such as MIT Sloan Management Review and was covered by the Financial Times.
Co-Founder & President, Axio
Teaching Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Security
David White is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and President and Co-founder at Axio— a company with an innovative methodology and software that provides companies visibility to their cyber risk and enables them to prioritize investments to protect their business and employees. David leads Axio’s federal and academy team and consults with various critical infrastructure clients on cyber risk.
He is an expert in cybersecurity frameworks and maturity models, cyber risk quantification, and cyber insurance, and he works with clients across multiple sectors, from energy to entertainment. Before Axio, David worked in the CERT Program at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, a cybersecurity research program primarily funded by the US Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security. He provided technical leadership for a portfolio of cybersecurity maturity models, diagnostic methods, research, and training.
Leadership Design & Communication Expert
Kelly Dozois is the Founder of Ocean Beach Consulting, with over twenty years of experience coaching senior executives on influence and communication. She has worked with some of the world’s leading brands, including Apple, Nike and Salesforce, supporting members of their top management group with the design and communication of their business strategies. Prior to founding Ocean Beach Consulting, she was a Vice President at the Gap Cooperation, responsible for the learning pathways of over 160,000 employees and the executive development of its top management group.