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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


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. 

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.

Dr Robert Dewar

Cyber Relationship Manager

Rob joined SBRC in September 2021 as the Head of Cyber Exercising. He has two professional specialisms; primarily, he designs, develops and deploys high-level, immersive non-technical cyber security simulations. In these simulations, Rob focuses on the socio-economic, geo-political and strategic aspects of cyber security incidents and opportunities, rather than the technical aspects of security breaches.

Rob also conducts research into cyber security policy and strategy, cyber defence and pedagogical approaches to the teaching of cyber security principles. He has conducted and published research for the UN, the Swiss government, ETH Zurich, SNV Berlin and the private sector.

Prior to joining the SBRC Rob was Head of Cyber Security at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. At the GCSP he designed and conducted executive education courses on cyber security and defence, the European Union and international relations as well as developing new pedagogical approaches to the teaching of cyber security. 

Gillian Carmichael

Business Development and Membership Manager

Gillian joined SBRC in March 2021 as the Business Development and Membership Manager. Gill’s previous experience includes business development, digital marketing and events. Prior to joining the team, Gill worked for a medical charity promoting and marketing events through direct meetings with potential clients. Having worked with internal and external stakeholders across academia, government bodies and the NHS, she is now looking forward to communicating across all sectors.

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.


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.