Christelle Heikkila
Christelle Heikkila
IT Director
Arsenal Football Club

Christelle Heikkila is the IT Director of Arsenal Football Club, responsible for technology at the Club which underpins a very diverse business environment spanning football analysis of on-pitch games to retail operations.

Prior to her current role, Christelle was Head of IT Applications at Superdrug responsible for the support and development of its core systems and project delivery. However, Christelle’s first industry role in IT was working at Sainsbury’s (UK’s third largest supermarket chain), her later years there being spent in their newly-created digital lab, an exciting time to be part of their digital revolution.

Christelle started out her career as a pharmacist but transitioned to Accenture as a management consultant which put her on her eventual path to IT Director.