Board of Directors

The Board consists of two Executive Directors and two Non-Executive Directors, reflecting a blend of different experience and backgrounds. The Directors will be responsible for the management and operations of the Group.

Committee Membership Key:

Nomination Committee
Remuneration Committee
Audit Committee
Disclosure Committee
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Matthew Briggs

Chief Executive Officer

Matthew has a wealth of experience in a number of sectors and has held roles including CEO of Minster Law Solicitors, Chief Commercial Officer for RAC, Divisional Managing Director in Aviva plc and CEO of Capita Insurance (part of Capita plc).

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Ian Mann

Executive Chairman

Ian has over 19 years of experience in the cyber-security sector having founded ECSC. He was previously an adviser for GCHQ, and established a Cisco Networking Academy for Dixons City Technology College.

Ian’s professional certifications include CISSP, PCI QSA, and ISO Lead Auditor.

Ian holds a B.Eng. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Nottingham, and an MBA from the Open University.

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Lucy Sharp

Chief Operating Officer

Lucy has over 19 years of experience in the cyber-security sector, having joined ECSC at its inception. Lucy worked as an ISO 27001 consultant, leading this area prior to taking the position of Operations Director in 2012.

Lucy has held a number of professional certifications, including CISSP, PCI QSA, and ISO Lead Auditor. Whilst working at ECSC, Lucy completed a Masters in Business Management at Leeds Metropolitan University.

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David Carr Mathewson

Non-Executive Director

David is a Chartered Accountant who has spent most of his career in merchant banking and as a Non-Executive director. He was an Executive Director of Noble Grossart Limited, Scotland’s premier merchant bank, for many years.

Previous non-executive roles include Chairman of Sportech Plc and he was a Director of Playtech Group plc. During his tenure at Playtech he was appointed chief financial officer and oversaw the company move from AIM to the main market of the London Stock Exchange.

He is currently a Non-Executive Director of AIM listed SEC Spa, an Italian company.

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Gemma Basharan

Chief Financial Officer

Gemma has over 10 years of financial experience both in the private and charity sector. Gemma joined ECSC in 2011 as a management accountant before taking the position of Financial Controller in 2016, and to Chief Financial Officer in April 2020.

ECSC Group plc

ECSC Group plc is incorporated and registered in England and Wales under the Companies Act 2006 with Registered No. 3964848. Its main country of operation is the UK.

VAT No. 746361914


28 Campus Road
Listerhills Science Park
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 1274 736 223

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