Meet The Leadership Team

We are visionary cyber security entrepreneurs and part of the global startup ecosystem that is critical to commercialising innovation needed to make this urgent opportunity of a net zero future a reality. We are building a business and community that can have a significant impact on climate change and biodiversity loss at scale.

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SECyber Founding Member



SECyber Co-Founder



SECyber Co-Founder

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SECyber Founding Member

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Samantha Sanderson

SECyber Co-Founder | InfoSec Risk Leader | Innovator | Investor

Sam BSc(Hons) MIET is a former National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Certified Cyber Professional (CCP) Lead Security and Information Risk Advisor (SIRA) and CLAS consultant, leading the design, delivery and assurance of secure products, systems and Systems of Systems for HMG since 1999. General size of high-profile programmes: £multi-million/billion.

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Katie Sanderson

SECyber Co-Founder | Senior Caseworker for MP & Government Minister

Katie has over 7 years’ official experience of working in both Cyber Security and politics. She won the 2016 Security Serious 'Unsung Heroes' award and was invited to speak at one of NCSC’s initial Cyber First events for schools, recommended by Cyber Security Challenge UK. Katie is also an elected Councillor.

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Gary Peace

ESID Consulting | SECyber Founding Member

Gary is an Insider Threat, Anti-Corruption and Cybersecurity consultant with decades of experience. He established and led the UK Competition & Markets Authority’s Digital Investigation Team, is a former Head of Digital Forensics and the Metropolitan Police Service’s Professional Standards Internal Network Investigator. Gary is also an elected Councillor.

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Brian Hitchen 

Product Manager

Brian is a senior level technical security specialist with over 30 years’ experience in the finance sector. His specialist area is digital forensics and is also an author & GDPR specialist. Brian is SECyber's Data Protection Officer (DPO) and Membership Co-ordinator.