The managing director of Derby-based Neuways has joined the East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre's new Board.
The East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre is delighted to announce Martin Roberts, the managing director of Neuways, as its first Board member.
With over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry, Martin has vast knowledge in how to help protect businesses against cyber crime.
He has led Derby-based Neuways, a leading managed support service provider, since 2016, helping clients secure and grow their business through strategising and implementating effective IT solutions. The 60-year-old is also the managing director of partner company Neustro, which delivers functional and technical consulting and development for users around the world. He has led Neustro since 2006.
Prior to Neustro and Neuways, Martin was the European IT director of Mondi Packaging (who, at the time, were a division of Anglo American), a senior business analyst and ERP implementation consultant of Deloitte & Touche Tohmatsu Ltd, and an IT manager at Remploy.
Martin is the first addition to the EMCRC Board since expressions of interest were sought in December 2020. The Board will play a crucial role in reviewing the direction of the EMCRC and steering its activities.
Launched in March last year, the EMCRC is an innovative not-for-profit partnership between policing, academia and private industry, committed to helping protect businesses in the East Midlands region from cyber crime.
We are part of a growing network of regional centres being established as part of a national roll out to provide businesses of all sizes with access to affordable cyber security services, the latest advice and support from leading law enforcement and industry experts.
Martin said he was delighted to become the EMCRC’s first Board member.
He said: “I believe cyber security, or a lack of it, is the single biggest threat to any business and the quest to protect organisations from this threat drives everything we, at Neuways, do.
“When the opportunity came up to become a Board member, I jumped at the chance to contribute to the wider efforts across the region. Together, we can educate businesses to protect themselves as robustly as possible from this 21st century threat.”
Detective Inspector Matt Carson, director and police lead of the EMCRC, said Martin’s guidance will be invaluable to the centre.
He said: “Martin brings a wealth of experience, both in the cyber security industry and as a successful MD and business leader.
“He has a real passion and considerable experience in helping businesses become cyber resilient. This aligns perfectly with the centre’s ethos and we are very much looking forward to working together.
“We hope with Martin’s added guidance to continue to drive membership and provide real value to the business community when it comes to cyber hygiene and data protection.”
To register an interest in joining the EMCRC’s new Board, please fill out an enquiry form here.
The East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre offers a range of membership options to businesses in the region including a free Core Membership. Sign up on the website today to access cyber security support, guidance and tools.