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Scotland’s leading support organisation for cyber and fraud crime, the Cyber and Fraud Centre – Scotland, has announced the appointments of four new trustees, each bringing key areas of expertise to the board and supporting Scotland’s businesses to be resilient against the growing threat of cyber and fraud crime.

DCC Jane Connors was sworn in as Deputy Chief Constable of Police Scotland, with executive responsibility for Crime and Operational Support, in February 2023. She brings to the board a wealth of knowledge in policing, including 30 years of service within the Metropolitan Police Service. She was Gold Commander for Operation London Bridge, the policing operation for arrangements in London following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Louise Burnett is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management is currently Director of Business Performance for the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission, a role she’s held since 2018.  Louise has significant experience across finance, human resources, digital, facilities and central administration and has also worked in finance within the further education sector overseeing both payroll and student funding budgets. Louise also volunteers with the Scout Association and works with both young people and adults in her various roles.

Legal expertise is brought by Nick Warrillow, Director at Burness Paull LLP, specialising in English law disputes, corporate crime and regulatory investigations. Experienced in advising individuals and corporates in the public and private sectors on a range of investigations and disputes, Nick helps lead Burness Paull’s cyber security practice, advising clients on cyber incidents, both in terms of preventative actions to mitigate the risk of an attack, and managing the response to an incident.

Andrew Cunningham FCIPD, joins the board, bringing with him expertise in human resources and talent management. Working with Aimbridge EMEA as Head of Learning and Development International and a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, Andrew has significant experience working across both the public and private sectors from insurance and banking through to tourism and hospitality. He has a passion for providing opportunities to people to grow and develop in their career.

The Cyber and Fraud Centre – Scotland offers a range of services to support businesses to be resilient in the face of the growing threat of cyber and fraud crime, as well as offering incident response helpline for businesses who have been a victim of cyber crime.

Jude McCorry, CEO of the Cyber and Fraud Centre- Scotland, said: “We are thrilled to welcome our four new trustees to our board. Everyone at the Cyber and Fraud Centre is looking forward to working with them and our existing board members to support our business community in the fight against cyber and fraud crime. 

“The threat of cyber and fraud crime is increasing with several high-profile cases in recent months. Our new trustees bring significant connections and contacts as well as expertise of working across policing and public and commercial sectors, which will help us to address this by bringing fresh thinking to our organisation and creating opportunities to realise our vision where Scottish organisations are as resilient as they can be against cyber and fraud crime.”