Tom Ilube

Entrepreneur, Technology pioneer

Tom Ilube is a technology entrepreneur and educational philanthropist. He is founder and CEO of cyber security company, Crossword Cybersecurity plc, Previously he was Managing Director of Consumer Markets at Callcredit Information Group, the private equity-backed UK credit reference agency, sold to Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR in 2014. Prior to Callcredit, Tom founded and was CEO of Garlik, a venture capital-backed identity protection company, sold to Experian in 2011. Earlier, Tom served as Chief Information Officer of Egg plc, the pioneering FTSE 250 UK internet bank. His career has included Goldman Sachs, PwC, Cap Gemini and the London Stock Exchange.

Tom is Chair of Governors of ADA College, the UK’s National College for Digital Skills. He is Chair of the African Gifted Foundation and in 2016 launched the African Science Academy, the first girls science and technology school on the continent. Tom was named as the most influential person of African and Caribbean heritage in the Powerlist 2017. Tom was appointed as a non executive director of the BBC in April 2017.


technology entrepreneur and educational philanthropist