Victoria Woodbine Cyber Policy Lead, British Embassy, Washington

Victoria Woodbine is the Cyber Policy lead in the Foreign and Security Policy Group at the British Embassy, Washington DC, a position she assumed in September 2012. She is responsible for tracking the development of US cyber policy and its implications for transatlantic co-operation on cyber security and supports the UK’s multinational engagement and the departments included in the UK’s national cyber programme.

Prior to joining the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Victoria was Private Secretary to Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, where her portfolio covered the UK Government's Digital Strategy, ICT reform, cyber-security and civil contingencies.

Before joining the Cabinet Office, Victoria was the Assistant Private Secretary to the then Minister for Security, Baroness Neville-Jones, working at the Home Office where her responsibilities comprised numerous national security topics including cyber-security and counter-terrorism. She has a first class BSc. Hons. in Chemistry from the University of Warwick.