Carla is a recognised expert on cyber security policy, with over 15 years of public policy experience. Most recently, Carla joined Palo Alto Networks as its Senior Director for Policy & Government Affairs UK&I, responsible for driving the company’s public policy agenda in the UK and Ireland, developing policy positions on a range of issues, including cyber security, privacy and wider technology policy. Prior to this she was the Director of Government Affairs at Symantec, responsible for developing the company’s policy positions in the UK and Ireland and representing Symantec before governments, trade associations, think tanks and HM Government-industry boards.
Before joining Symantec, Carla was a director at techUK, the UK trade association for the technology industry, establishing and then leading its Cyber Security Programme. Carla has led the development of the cyber industry’s positions on specific cyber related issues and helped shape the development of government policy.
Carla started her career in Government and held a variety of different roles, ranging from facilitating procurement contracts to shaping the development of mental health legislation.