Vernon Kitay, John Lewis Partnership

Vernon is a senior manager who oversees IT controls and information security for the John Lewis Partnership, a major UK retail chain. He has extensive experience as a manager and consultant, covering several sectors but with especially deep experience in retail and telecoms. Vernon will join our panel debate on what other sectors can learn from the way telcos do risk management and assurance.

Over the years Vernon has worked for Deloitte, EDS, T-Mobile UK, and Dixons, amongst others. At Dixons he was the Group Risk Manager, with responsibility for their operations in the UK and across Europe. At T-Mobile UK Vernon held several management roles which ranged from ensuring the quality of BI and ERP projects to pioneering work on the implementation of control frameworks during the early days of revenue assurance.