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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    Gary Ritchie

    Head of Retail & Tourism Resilience

    Gary rejoins us from a previous secondment in 2010. Gary is responsible for further development in our retail and tourism partnerships where he has extensive experience at both strategic and operational levels. He is also responsible for enhancing our partnership working within the financial industry sector. Gary is keen to utilise his previous experience and knowledge to enhance Scotland’s business resilience capability within these areas

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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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    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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    Carole Arnlund

    Cyber Business Manager

    Carole Arnlund joined the Centre in October 2018 and is SBRC’s Cyber Business Manager.

     A business and language graduate, Carole has over 20 years of commercial and senior administrative experience, gained in the manufacturing and education sectors, at frontline and strategic levels. 

    Her focus is on supporting the SBRC cyber resilience team in its drive to build strong, fruitful, innovative and collegiate relationships with SBRC members and stakeholders at all levels and of all sizes, within the Scottish cyber eco-system and beyond.  She is passionate about the mission to enhance cyber resilience awareness in Scottish businesses by sharing best practice and through collaborative initiatives.

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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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    Nicola Hamilton

    Communications Officer

    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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    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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    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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    Grahame Clarke

    Associate

    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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    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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    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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    Sean Lawrance

    Digital Marketing Coordinator

    Sean joined the Centre in October 2018 as a Digital Marketing Coordinator. With an honours degree in International Business, Sean has experience within digital content creation involving copywriting, graphic design, video creation and website design.

    Sean is focused on digital marketing at SBRC, involving content creation and social media coordination of the centre, including our Cyber Security sub-division, Curious Frank. 

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