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Cifas appoints Sarah-Jill Lennard to Board

3 February 2022

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has appointed Sarah-Jill Lennard to its Board.

During a distinguished career that spanned both the public and private sector, Sarah-Jill worked for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office before being appointed CEO and Accounting Officer for Her Majesty’s Government Communications Centre (HMGCC). More recently, Sarah-Jill worked as the Security Partner for Deloitte UK, combining the duties of Chief Security Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, and was responsible for Confidentiality and Privacy in both the UK and Switzerland.

Speaking on her appointment, Sarah-Jill Lennard said, ‘I am delighted to join the Board and look forward to helping Cifas achieve its vision of eradicating fraud and financial crime. With fraud levels in the UK on the rise, it’s crucial that organisations work together to protect themselves and the public from the harmful impacts of fraud.’

Cifas CEO, Mike Haley, said, ‘Sarah-Jill’s extensive knowledge and expertise will be of enormous benefit in helping us strengthen our response to cyber enabled fraud and financial crime, and support our members in their fight against the growing threat of criminality.’

Notes to editor

Sarah-Jill's full biography can be found on the Cifas website.

About Cifas

Cifas is the UK’s fraud prevention service. We lead the fight against fraud by sharing data, intelligence and learning. The organisations that collaborate with us are drawn from all sectors, operating in both the public and private sectors working together to stop fraud. A full list of our members can be found on our website.

Cifas data is included in the Office of National Statistics England and Wales Crime Statistics of police recorded crime and works alongside law enforcement agencies in tackling fraud.

Organisations that work with Cifas, contribute to and benefit from the UK’s largest databases of fraud risk data and intelligence. We are committed to the principle of collaboration, which connects and drives our community, and enables the sharing of:


We enable the secure sharing of high quality, trusted data to fight fraud. Our databases are the most comprehensive and diverse sources of fraud risk data in the UK.


We provide research and dynamic intelligence that influences the threat picture and strengthens the response against fraud.


We are a leading provider of accredited education and trusted training.

Further information

For more information from Cifas, please contact

Matt Pearson, Press & PR Manager
+44 (0)20 4551 7956

Posted by: Cifas Press Team

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