Dawn-Marie Hutchinson



Dawn-Marie Hutchinson is the Chief Information Security Officer at BAT, a leading global tobacco company. She is responsible for the security of the company’s e-commerce, retail, smart manufacturing and connected devices.

She has over 18 years of enterprise information technology experience and is an expert in data privacy and security solutions including information risk management and IT governance in the healthcare, insurance, retail and higher education sectors.

Prior to BAT, Dawn-Marie served as Senior Director of Tech Transformation and Chief Information Security Officer of Pharma, R&D, and Supply Chain at GSK. Previously, she served as Optiv’s Virtual CISO and interim CISO of several “Fortune 500” clients. She was also the Chief Information Security Officer at Comm Solutions (now part of Optiv), Head of Information Security at Urban Outfitters, and served in security leadership positions at IMS Health and Independence Blue Cross.

Dawn-Marie was featured in CSO Magazine’s Top 10 Influential Women in Cybersecurity (2017), was the recipient of the CRN Women’s Power 50 award (2015) and selected the 2014 Evanta Breakaway Leader Nominee and Women of Influence Award Nominee. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the Saint Joseph’s University Haub School of Business and is a certified CISM, CRISC, and CISA.