Darktrace, a leading autonomous cyber security AI company, has appointed James Sporle as General Counsel and Company Secretary.
James brings a wealth of legal experience to the Darktrace team, having formerly served as Group General Counsel and Company Secretary at online food delivery company Just Eat plc, where he was instrumental in its transformation from pre-IPO business to the FTSE 100 and in subsequently navigating its merger with Takeaway.com. Prior to Just Eat, James worked at BP plc, having qualified as a solicitor at Linklaters in 2001. He holds a Law degree from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. In 2020, he was shortlisted for The Lawyer’s General Counsel of the Year.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Richard for his contributions to Darktrace and to welcome James to the team,” said Poppy Gustafsson, CEO, Darktrace. “James brings extensive experience and expertise from his role at Just Eat plc which will be an asset as we continue to rapidly grow our business globally.”
Richard Eaton, current General Counsel at Darktrace, will retire in the autumn.