NI Cyber Welcomes Joanne English as New Cluster Manager

  • NI Cyber, the Northern Ireland cyber security cluster, proudly announces the appointment of Joanne English as the new Cluster Manager. With a focus on bolstering business development and spearheading operational and communications activities, Joanne steps into this pivotal role within Northern Ireland’s respected cyber security cluster.

    NI Cyber has been working collaboratively in the sector since 2017. This newly established position will ensure that NI Cyber consistently delivers significant value to its member companies, partners and stakeholders. Collaborating closely with the NI Cyber steering group, Joanne will be instrumental in shaping and executing organisational priorities, and brings a forward-thinking approach, balancing long-term strategic vision with tangible, impactful outcomes.

    Joanne comes to the role with wide-ranging marketing communications experience from across a number of sectors. Most recently she was the external marketing lead on the EU's Cyber Resilience for Development project, with previous experience encompassing the third sector and tech marketing roles. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and holds a MSc in Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

    Speaking about her new role, Joanne remarked, "This is an exciting role and I am thrilled to engage with the remarkable companies, organisations, and individuals within this sector.” She continued, “I am eager to explore ways in which NI Cyber can extend our support to them, as well as reaching out to the wider business community to explore ways that they improve their cyber security and resilience.”

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    Judith Millar, Business Development Manager, CSIT, Queen’s University Belfast commented, “As we reflect on what has already been achieved by all involved with NI Cyber, the appointment of a dedicated cluster manager brings NI Cyber into an exciting new phase of development with increased capacity to engage with members and collaborate on opportunities.”

    Simon Whittaker, Chair of the Steering Committee, expressed his confidence in Joanne's capabilities, stating, "Joanne’s addition will be an invaluable asset as the cluster forges ahead with its strategic roadmap."

    NI Cyber is a member of the wider UKC3 Cyber Cluster network and works closely with Cyber Ireland. The post of Cluster Manager has been funded by UKC3 and Innovate UK, and is based within Queen’s University Belfast’s Centre for Security Information Technologies (CSIT).

    Source: Written from press release 

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