Darktrace Appoints Gordon Hurst to Board of Directors

Cambridge, UK
Monday August 5, 2019

Darktrace, the world’s leading cyber AI company, today announced that Gordon Hurst has joined the board of the directors as a Non-Executive Director. Gordon will also serve as Chairman of the Board’s Audit Committee.

Gordon joined Capita Plc as Financial Controller in 1988 when Capita was a management consultancy company with a turnover of £2 million. Through a combination of acquisitions and outsourcing deals, he was instrumental in growing the company into a FTSE 100 business, with an annual revenue of £4.3 billion when he left in 2015. Gordon is also the Chairman of Featurespace, a Cambridge-based technology company that specializes in fraud prevention technology, Non-Executive Chairman of Marston Holdings and Non-Executive Director of Motorpoint Plc.  

“I am delighted to welcome Gordon to the Board,” commented Robert Webb QC, Chairman of Darktrace. “He brings a wealth of experience in financial and operational management from his career at Capita. I look forward to his contributions in maintaining the highest standards of corporate governance, as Darktrace continues on its trajectory of rapid global growth.” 

About Darktrace

Darktrace is the world’s leading cyber AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology.

Its self-learning AI is modeled on the human immune system and used by over 3,000 organizations to protect against threats to the cloud, email, IoT, networks and industrial systems. This includes insider threat, industrial espionage, IoT compromises, zero-day malware, data loss, supply chain risk and long-term infrastructure vulnerabilities.

The company has over 900 employees, 40 offices and headquarters in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK. Every 3 seconds, Darktrace AI fights back against a cyber-threat, preventing it from causing damage.