Elisabetta Zaccaria, Chairman
Ms Zaccaria has oversight of the strategic direction, expansion and operation of Secure Chorus.
Ms Zaccaria is a senior executive & entrepreneur with a successful international track record across both investment, strategic and operations management with deep domain expertise in services & technologies for the security of the information domain, the defence and intelligence operations and the resilience of critical national infrastructure.
Ms Zaccaria is also the founder of cyberY a firm providing a broad array of professional services to help government and corporate clients design, structure and realise innovation ecosystems in the cyber security sector. Her firm has been working with Secure Chorus since February 2016 as advisor to develop and implement its strategy.
Prior to joining Secure Chorus Ltd, Ms Zaccaria was the Chief Operating Officer & Chief Strategy Officer of Global Strategies Group, a British company investing and operating in defence, national security and information security markets. In 2012 Ms Zaccaria left Global Strategies Group after a career with the company and its predecessor organisations spanning nearly 9 years and including several acquisitions, an IPO on Nasdaq and an exit to a US private equity house, which saw the British stand-alone start-up transformed into a major international company, reaching $600million in revenues in only 6 years. She also held various board director positions in several UK, US and EU companies.
As a recognised expert in the fields of cyber security innovation and entrepreneurship Ms. Zaccaria is a frequent speaker at major industry events. Ms. Zaccaria takes strong personal interest in supporting UK entrepreneurship and has distinguished herself through her pro-bono work with several organisations, including CyLon, UCL Advances and London Business School.
Ms Zaccaria is a LBS alumnus, as well as receiving a Master Doctor of Law from Universita’ Degli Studii di Ferrara and an MA in International Relations from Hult International Business School. A keen linguist, she speaks English, Italian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovene, German and Spanish.
Roderick Hodgson, Director
Mr Hodgson has oversight of the technical aspects of Secure Chorus technical management, setting the technical strategy and representing the technology externally.
Mr Hodgson is a technologist, innovation strategist, and full-stack developer. Throughout his career he has defined, developed and delivered disruptive products in Video Streaming, Telecoms, Cybersecurity, IoT and Big Data for different companies.
He has served in several senior R&D roles where he worked on global research projects in the areas of video technology, broadcasting, and artificial intelligence, inclusive of BBC R&D, SQR Systems Ltd and Toptal LLC. He has co-authored several papers and patents in the fields of broadcasting and artificial intelligence, spoken at conferences on IoT and secure communications, and also contributed to a number of international standardisation efforts in both broadcasting and communications. In his spare time, he offers mentoring to ambitious technology start-ups.
Mr Hodgson has a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh. He speaks English and French.