Meet The Team

Meet The Team

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    Eamonn Keane

    Chief Operating Officer for Cyber and Innovation

    Eamonn Keane, previously of Irish and Scottish Police Forces brings 33 years of experience to the role of Chief Operating Officer for Cyber and Innovation at SBRC. 

    Eamonn’s decades of experience have seen him work across a diverse range of police investigation, including terrorism and serious organised crime, criminal investigation and child and public protection.

    His most recent role was on the frontline of the cyber battle, as Police Scotland’s Head of Cybercrime and Investigations, playing a vital role in the forensic investigation of many national and international digital crimes.


    Eamonn continues to collaborate with partners and agencies in all sectors to promote Scotland as a world leader and catalyst in cyber-crime innovation, growth and prevention.


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    Ian Stephen

    Head of Business Resilience

    Ian, who is a serving Inspector, joins us on secondment from Police Scotland and has over 27 years policing experience which includes service in Sunderland, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Dunfermline. Ian has experience in a variety of specialist and corporate roles including armed policing, stolen vehicle squad, operational planning and community policing. Ian was involved in the transformation to the single police service in 2013 and as Staff Officer to the Force Executive during the 2014 Commonwealth Games and as such, has significant experience of high level partnership working. Ian is responsible for the development of our tourism and retail partnerships as well as enhancing our work within the financial industry sector.

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    Kirsty Murray

    Membership Engagement Manager

    Kirsty Murray joined the Centre in July 2019 as a Membership Engagement Manager.

    With experience of business relationship management in the public, private and charitable sectors, and as a business owner herself, Kirsty brings a variety of skills and experience to this role.

    Kirsty will focus on engaging with current members of SBRC to enable them to maximise the many benefits of their membership and will also seek to attract new members, driving forward the Centre’s goal to support, help and protect Scottish businesses.

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    Stewart Hurry

    SSCS Project Manager & Secure Transport

    Stewart retired from Police Scotland in 2014 after 30 years service, joining SBRC in May 2015. During his 30 years with the police Stewart had experience in the areas of crime prevention including architectural liaison, safer communities, violence reduction and partnership working.

    On joining the centre, Stewart took over Project Management of the Distribution Industry Partnership Scotland (DIPS), a group of companies involved in the production, freight forwarding and distribution of spirits, produced in Scotland.

    In addition to focusing on the safety and security of freight, Stewart also leads the work of the SBRC in respect of the passenger transport sectors.

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    Robert Hogg

    Best Bar None National Coordinator

    Robert joined the centre in January 2019 from Police Scotland where he has over 15 years’ experience. In that time, Robert has carried out various roles in response policing, community policing, crime management and corporate.


    Robert is the Best Bar None National Coordinator where he works with partner agencies, trade and local coordinators to develop a safer and more welcoming city and town centre environment. Robert’s focus is to spread Best Bar None across Scotland, to enable continuous development of the scheme and awards process.

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    David MacCrimmon

    SOC and Counter Terrorism Lead

    David joined the Centre in March 2017 and is our lead for Serious & Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism. He is seconded from Police Scotland where he has 21 years police experience in a variety of roles including Response Policing, CID, Community Policing, Road Policing and latterly Border Policing Command at Glasgow International Airport before taking up his post with us. David has worked in both rural and urban communities, often in areas with significant issues and community tensions.

    David is the manager of CSSC Scotland and coordinator of ACT CT awareness training for members and in support of Police Scotland.

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    Mark Anderson

    Business Resilience Adviser

    Mark joined the centre in February 2019 as a Business Resilience Advisor. Mark is a seconded Police Officer from Police Scotland where he has gained 28 years of policing experience. Mark has been a Community Safety Officer for over 12 years and during this time has developed skills in crime prevention in both domestic and commercial areas. Mark is trained in architectural liaison, crime prevention and delivering presentations on various aspects of crime prevention.


    Mark is focussed on strengthening our partnerships within our Retail and Tourism work-stream.

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    Angela Brand

    Business Resilience Adviser

    Angela joined the Centre in February 2019 as a Business Resilience Adviser. Joining us from Police Scotland, Angela is a Police Constable with 8 years of policing experience in both response and community policing. During this time, she has developed a keen interest in the Safer Communities strand of policing, particularly in terms of crime prevention and intervention techniques.


    Angela is focussed on strengthening our partnerships within our Retail and Tourism work-stream.

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    Gary Wood

    Senior Business Resilience Adviser

    Gary Wood joined the centre in January as a Senior Business Resilience Officer. With over 29 years’ experience in both operational Response & Resilience as well as legislative within SFRS Prevention & Protection, Gary is seconded from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service where he was a Fire Safety Enforcement Officer with a background in fire risk mitigation. Gary is focused on developing the Best Bar None scheme, works to strengthen partnerships within our Retail and Tourism work-stream and also drives a collaborative initiative between SBRC & SFRS to nationally reduce UFAS - false alarms within commercial premises.

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    Nicola Hamilton

    Interim Head of Communications

    Nicola joined the Centre in June 2019 as a Communications Officer. A former local newspaper journalist, Nicola has worked across a variety of marketing and communications roles and has experience in press relations, social media marketing and content creation. Nicola is responsible for supporting SBRC’s internal and external communications, public relations and promotional campaigns. 

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    Claire Melville

    Events Manager

    Claire joined the team in October 2012 as our first Business Resilience Advisor. Prior to joining the Centre Claire was employed by Tayside Police where she advised businesses on physical security, CCTV and internal policies and procedures. Claire has since moved positions within the Centre and is now our Events Manager and works alongside our workstream leads in planning our annual calendar of events.

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    Grahame Clarke


    Grahame has been an Associate of the Centre since 2014. Grahame is a retired senior police officer, having served in Strathclyde Police and Police Scotland.  During a varied police career, he performed roles within the Criminal Investigation Department, Public Protection and Safer Communities. Grahame has also performed the role of Strategic MAPPA Coordinator within South West Scotland Community Authority Justice Area and was an Associate Inspector at Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary. He currently chairs the Alcohol and Drugs Partnership at Dumfries and Galloway Council.

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    Michael Donaldson

    BBN PR & Marketing Manager

    Michael has joined the SBRC team as Best Bar None Scotland’s PR and Marketing Manager.

    Michael previously trained at the BBC and has a Masters degree in PR. He is responsible for enhancing the Best Bar None Scotland brand; working alongside partner agencies, trade, local coordinators and venues. Michael’s focus is to shout about Best Bar None Scotland’s successes, which will assist in the continuous development and growth of the scheme and the awards process.

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