UK Cyber Security Council Appoints New Chief Executive

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UK Cyber Security Council Appoints New Chief Executive

The UK Cyber Security Council has appointed Simon Hepburn as its permanent chief executive.

Hepburn will succeed Don MacIntyre, who was appointed interim CEO of the Council in January 2021, shortly before it launched as an independent organization.

He is tasked with driving forward the remit of the self-regulatory body for the cybersecurity education and skills sector, whose activities are funded by the UK government. This is primarily to represent the cybersecurity profession, drive awareness and excellence across the industry and help close the UK’s cyber skills gap by providing a clear roadmap for those entering or progressing through roles in the sector.

Hepburn has a wealth of experience in developing skills and educational programs across various organizations, including leadership roles at a number of charities. Among his experiences, he founded Black Star Inc., where he advised on diversity and inclusion, leadership and management, people and change,

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