Mike Cook
Mike Cook
Head of IT Services
Sheffield City Trust

Mike has been with Sheffield City Trust for almost 30 years, initially starting in Finance, then moving roles to lead the IT function for the last 22 years. Mike has been at the forefront of delivering technology-driven change, including, more recently, adoption of cloud-based services. Operating in the leisure and entertainment sector, the whole business was closed down in 2020 with those staff not furloughed, working from home. The use of cloud services has significantly increased flexibility for users within the business, which has without a doubt played a significant part in improving efficiency and productivity during very challenging times. Protecting data, users, and the company from cyber threats is what Mike finds most interesting and challenging, especially in the ever-changing landscape of cyber security.