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Our Board and
Non-Executive Directors

We have established a Board of Non-Executive Directors who are responsible for setting the strategic direction of the centre, making sure that we serve the needs of the local business community.

 

Our Non-Executive Directors are all from organisations with premises in the South East and therefore have a passion to protect businesses in the region and support the region’s economy.

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Andrew Richardson

Police Detective Superintendent
Director of the SECRC

South East Cyber Resilience Centre

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Detective Superintendent Andy Richardson is an experienced Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) who’s policing career has spanned over 25 years and this has seen him work across a diverse number of policing functions. In this time, he has managed many large-scale investigations and is an accredited Kidnap and Extortion Manager.

​Andy joins the team from his current role with the South East Region Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) where he was head of the Cyber and Economic Crime Units as well as the Digital Forensic Unit. Prior to that Andy was the head of Surrey & Sussex Police’s Cyber and Economic Crime Units.

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Glen Hymers

Chair of the SECRC Non Executive Directors
Head of Data Privacy and Compliance

Cabinet Office

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Glen has spent his working life involved in Policing and Security, he fell into Policing of a fashion joining the RAF Police in 1998 when he discovered University was expensive and wasn’t suited to him.

During his time in the RAFP Glen was employed all aspects of policing finally settling into the role of Counter Intelligence, responsible for carrying out Counter Espionage and Counter Terrorism duties for the RAF at home and abroad in some notable locations some you’d want to go on holiday to but most you wouldn’t. Glen parted ways with the RAF as a regular in 2012 as part of the Strategic Defence Review of that year and began his journey into the private sector with stops at Fujitsu Defence and National Security as their Head of Operational Security & Risk Management, before moving to Sopra Steria as Head of Operational Security for Government accounts.

In 2016 he moved to the Prince’s Trust taking up the role of Chief Security and Risk Officer as well as being appointed as the DPO in 2017. After a successful tenure at The Prince’s Trust during which he introduced both GDPR and Cyber Essentials Plus at the organisation he moved to Save The Children International where he was employed as the Global Chief Information Security Officer and Head of Data Protection.

In his spare time Glen is still an active member of the RAF Reserve having completed two operational tours abroad, one in 2014 to Afghanistan as part of Op HERRICK and again in 2018 to Cyprus as part of Op SHADER. Most recently he has been deployed to Op RESCRIPT the UK Government response to COVID-19, during which he was a Mobile Testing Unit Commander running testing sites in the East of England. When he is not doing this, he is an advocate for all things Cyber Security and especially getting the basics right, as from the basics comes good security!

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David Scutt

Global Head of HP Wolf Security Sales
Non Executive Director of the SECRC

Hewlett Packard

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David is an IT sales leader with over 30 years’ experience and has worked at industry giants including GE, 3Com, Cisco, Intel Security (McAfee) and Symantec.

David has responsibility for leading the commercial security business for both device and software solutions. He brings a combination of technical and sales leadership experience together with a knowledge and passion for the Cyber security industry.

In his current role David works with customers, partners, and internal stakeholders to help define and drive the strategy and go to market for the cyber security solutions. HP delivers on a zero-trust architecture, devices and software that enable businesses of all sizes to address the threat from below, within and above the operating system.

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Chris White

Police Detective Inspector
Director of the SECRC

South East Cyber Resilience Centre

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Chris left college and started a career in computing with a multi-national technology company. Then joining the Police in the mid-90s experienced various departments focussing on technological roles.

Always looking for solutions and keeping up with technology, he joined the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit as a Police Cyber Security Advisor and Prevent Sgt, delivering the National Cyber Security Strategy where he has been working with private sector raising the awareness of cyber security, coaching and encouraging positive behaviour change within organisations, assisting those in the midst of cyber incidents and managing the offenders responsible.

Now at the Cyber Resilience Centre for the South East where he is Head of Cyber & Innovation, delivering as a speaker, presenter, technologist, and police officer working with the private sector & academia to protect business from cybercrime.

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Sharif Gardner

Head of Defence, Military and Law Enforcement
Non Executive Director of the SECRC

Sans Institute

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Sharif has over twenty years’ experience as a security and risk management executive. He is an NCSC certified instructor and has developed award winning cybersecurity training programmes. He is the Head of Defence, Military and Law Enforcement for the SANS institute – the world’s largest and most trusted provider of cybersecurity training. Previously, he led a team of specialist advisers with AXIS insurance in the cyber insurance industry responsible for developing cyber expertise, incident response and crisis management services to insurance teams and clients globally.

He is credited with founding the globally recognised Frontier Risks SRMC®, a leading security management programme which provides credits to multiple university MSc and MBA programmes.

Before starting his career in cybersecurity, Sharif worked extensively across Africa and the Middle East protecting, training, and advising merchant shipping from Somali based piracy. He is former Royal Marine.

He co-authored a BCS publication. Penetration Testing: A guide for business and IT managers. BCS, The Chartered Institute of IT. Sharif graduated at Bournemouth University with an MSc Cyber Security and Human Factors.

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Kendric Tang

Director of Security Services

Sky

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Currently a Director of Security Services in Sky with over 20+ years of experience in the cyber industry strengthening and transforming companies' cybersecurity postures, building security functions from the ground up, leading teams of consultants and working closely with C-level executives in implementing key security decisions. Kendric has a solid background in building assurance capabilities such as security testing and redteam, product security, security architecture and software security as part of security assurance services. Kendric is skilled in various disciplines and have worked with a range of clients and sectors including critical national infrastructure, telecommunication, broadcasting and financial institutions in ensuring confidentiality, availability, and integrity of their information.

Beyond hands-on experience, Kendric’s leadership acumen has been honed through diverse responsibilities, from overseeing consultants to spearheading information assurance, to his present role as the Director of Security Services. This journey has augmented his resilience, adaptability, and strategic vision, all crucial qualities for successfully navigating the continuously evolving cybersecurity landscape.

Kendric will be operating in a personal capacity in this non-executive director role.

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Tim Metcalfe

Assistant Chief Constable
Director of the SECRC

Thames Valley Police

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Tim began his policing career with West Midlands Police before transferring to Thames Valley Police in 2014. Before this current role, he was the Chief Officer responsible across Hampshire and Thames Valley for Firearms, Strategic Operations, Roads Policing, the Dog, Marine and Mounted sections, Civil Contingencies, front counters and Contact Management.

During his career, he has performed a variety of uniform and detective roles as a Professionalising the Investigation Process 3 Senior Investigating Officer. He have also led on a number of regional and national programmes relating to the development of the National Counter Terrorism Network (2006-2012). In 2015 he became the first Chief of Staff to the Chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, working closely with Chief Constable Sara Thornton to establish the new organisation before becoming the local area commander at Aylesbury Vale, and then Milton Keynes.

Tim is a graduate of London University and also holds a MA in History and Politics from London, an MSc in Criminology from Leicester University and an MBA from the University of Birmingham. He is currently completing a doctorate in Criminology at the University of Oxford, focusing on police leadership, legitimacy and institutional theory.

Tim is the current lead for the South East regional policing units of Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE), and the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU). Whilst a Thames Valley Police Chief Officer, these regional units have policing responsibilities across the Thames Valley, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, and Kent, working in partnership to protect the communities of the South East and beyond from terrorism and serious organised crime.

If you are interested in joining our board of Non-Executive Directors, please contact us here.

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