Mrs Chani Simms


Mrs Chani Simms is the Secretary of the Association.

A passionate entrepreneur and Information Security & GDPR consultant with over 15 years of experience in implementing and securing IT infrastructure solutions. As Managing Director for Meta Defence Labs UK and Sri Lanka. C-level advisor and a specialist in helping organisations manage information security and data privacy risks, Chani is very energetic in her pursuit of excellence.

Chani graduated from Kingston University, London with a honours degree in Computer Science. She then spent a considerable amount of years as an infrastructure virtualisation consultant at IBM UK and advanced her career towards IT infrastructure security as an independent consultant, then co-founding Meta Defence Labs, a boutique cyber security and infrastructure business in London, UK and Colombo, Sri Lanka, offering security and data protection solutions to multinational organisations.

Chani is very enthusiastic about supporting females in the tech space.  She always make time to participate and volunteer for initiatives where she can give back to influence more females to move in to the IT industry, especially in cybersecurity.

Recently she co-founded a global training & mentoring platform called SHe CISO Exec. to support and empower females looking to transition to the IT and cyber security space.