Tom Ilube CBE, CEO

Tom Ilube is founder and CEO of Crossword. He is also a Non Executive Director of the BBC and sits on Royal Bank of Scotland's Technology Advisory Board. Tom was until recently Managing Director of Consumer Markets at Callcredit Information Group, the private equity backed UK credit reference agency. Prior to Callcredit, Tom founded and was CEO of Garlik, a venture capital-backed identity protection company, sold to Experian in 2011. Earlier, Tom served as Chief Information Officer of Egg plc, the pioneering FTSE 250 UK internet bank. His earlier career included Goldman Sachs, PwC, Cap Gemini and the London Stock Exchange.

Tom chaired the UK Government Technology Strategy Board’s Network Security Innovation panel. He was a member of the High Level Expert Group on Cybersecurity at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a Geneva based UN-agency. Tom was awarded a Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by City, University of London in recognition of his outstanding achievements in business and educational philanthropy.