Breakfast

Thursday 11 January 2018

7:45am

Dido Harding

on preparing businesses for the opportunities and threats of the digital revolution

Massive amounts of data, cyber-attacks and artificial intelligence are changing the landscape of business in profound ways. Understanding how to navigate this new environment poses an enormous challenge for leaders. Hear from Dido Harding, former CEO of TalkTalk, about her own experience and what she believes will be the biggest challenges in years to come.

Dido Harding

Dido was Chief Executive of TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC from 2010 to May 2017. She currently sits as a Conservative Peer in the House of Lords, where she was recently appointed to the Economic Affairs Committee.

Prior to TalkTalk, Dido was Sainsbury’s convenience director, having been appointed to Sainsbury’s operating board in March 2008. She joined Sainsbury’s from Tesco PLC having previously worked at Kingfisher plc and Thomas Cook Limited.

Dido is a non-executive director on The Court of The Bank of England and Chair of the Bank’s Remuneration Committee.

She has also served on the boards of The British Land Company PLC and Cheltenham Racecourse. She is a trustee of Doteveryone and a member of the UK National Holocaust Foundation Board. Dido is married to Conservative politician John Penrose, has 2 children and in what spare time she has left is a jockey and racehorse owner.