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The People Behind SBRC

Find out more about our team and their areas of focus within SBRC

Jude McCorry

Jude McCorry

CEO

Jude has over 20 years experiencein the Technology sector and started her career with Dellcomputers in Ireland, she joined SBRC in April 2020 from The Data Lab where she was Director ofBusiness Development working with industry and academia to maximise the value of data forScotland.

She is one of the founders of the Unicef Data Hub for Children, and always ensures there is a social aspect to everything she does in order to benefit the people of Scotland or further afield.Jude is a board member of Parkinson’s Scotland and the Policy Board at SCDI.

Ian Stephen

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.

Ian has experience in a variety of specialist and corporate roles including armed policing, stolen vehicle squad, operational planning and community policing and 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.  Ian is responsible for leading on business resilience as well as enhancing our work within the financial industry sector.

John Callagy

John Callagy

Head of Community and Membership

John joined the team in September 2020 as Head of Community and Membership. Coming from a varied marketing and events background in the tech sector, his previous roles have always centred around building stronger communities both locally and internationally. 

In his previous roles with The Data Lab he served as Marketing Manager and core organiser of DataFest, focusing his efforts on bringing together Scotland's data science and AI community. 

Janka Jakubeková

Project Manager

Janka joined the Centre in June 2020 as the Office Manager and was heavily involved with membership administration duties. Since then, she has moved to a project management role and is currently responsible for managing Scottish Government projects such as Digital Boost and Exercise in a Box.

Working closely SBRC’s Head of Operations, Janka supports many aspects of the organisation including operations and HR.

Declan Doyle

Declan Doyle

Head of Ethical Hacking

Declan joined the team in June 2020. He is responsible for managing Ethical Hacking students at SBRC and aiding the cyber team in delivering the range of cyber services and support we offer. He is also a facilitator for the Exercise in a Box project. Declan was one of our Ethical Hacking students studying at Abertay University in Dundee and has since graduated and joined us full time. He has experience in delivering a range of cyber services, from vulnerability assessments to phishing campaigns and cyber presentations.

Kirstie Steele

Kirstie Steele

Cyber Resilience Lead

Kirstie joined the team in July 2020 as Cyber Resilience Community Lead. Previously, Kirstie worked in the Scottish Government Cyber Resilience Unit as Workplace Learning Coordinator where she up-skilled thousands of workers, raised awareness of key cyber resilience practices and developed new guidance and toolkits to make Scotland a safer place to live and work. Kirstie continues to support organisations to build cyber resilience through a range of capacity building and engagement activities.

Colm Scott

Colm Scott

Project Manager (Exercise in a Box)

Colm joined the team in September 2020 as Cyber Project Manager, having previously worked with SBRC as part of the Ethical Hacking team. He is now responsible for SBRC’s delivery of Exercise in a Box. Colm is a recent graduate from Abertay University where he developed his knowledge base in all thing’s cybersecurity with an additional educational background in Software Development.

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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.

Nicola Hamilton

Nicola Hamilton

Marketing and Communications Manager

Nicola joined the Centre in June 2019. 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 overseeing SBRC’s internal and external communications, public relations and promotional campaigns.