Duties to be shared

Cybercrime role split in two after Haeburn-Little quits

Mandy Haeburn-LittleMandy Haeburn-Little is stepping down from the organisation leading Scotland’s fight against cybercrime and her duties will be shared between two officers.

Ms Haeburn-Little has been at the helm of the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) for almost nine years.

Her role as chief executive will be split between the current chief operations officer, Lynsae Tulloch, and SBRC’s first full time head of cyber security and innovation, Eamonn Keane, who has resigned from his position with Police Scotland to take on this new role. 

SBRC delivers prevention advice and services covering the diverse threats to businesses in Scotland – including fraud, insider threat and crimes impacting logistics. 

Speaking about her departure and the changing face of the SBRC, Ms Haeburn-Little said: “I’m a great believer in knowing when is the right time to stand aside to enable new talent and prospects to come through. 

“In both Eamonn and Lynsae we have two proven operators who will be able to focus on the cyber and non-cyber elements of what we offer. This will ensure the business community and all of our members and stakeholders see continued innovation and support.” 

Ms Haeburn-Little will continue in the role until August to help with the hand over, at which point she is looking to establish new opportunities consulting on business resilience, in a role that will likely see her closely aligned with the SBRC. 

Paddy Tomkins, chairman at the SBRC, said: “Mandy has exceeded what she promised when she joined SBRC: truly transformational leadership which has built a fantastic team and made Scotland one of the world leaders in developing active partnerships between public authorities and businesses of all sizes. 

“The models Mandy has developed are now being emulated across the UK, ensuring that more and more communities reap the rewards of being safer places in which to invest, do business and create high-value jobs. 

“We are tremendously grateful to Mandy, and sad to see her leave SBRC, but we are also excited by her ambitious plans for the future, plans in which SBRC will play a prominent role and from which we and the business sector in Scotland will benefit.”

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