Meet the Team


Neil Jones 

Head of Cyber Security & Innovation

Detective Superintendent Neil Jones, brings over 15 years of Policing experience to the Cyber Resilience Centre. 

As a Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) and Nationally Accredited Kidnap & Extortion Manager he has first-hand experience of supporting business victims of Cybercrime.

As the Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) for Cybercrime for the North West,  Neil maintains close links with Greater Manchester Police (GMP), the North West Regional Orgainsed Crime Unit (NWROCU) and local forces to provide accessible, consistent government backed advice, training and support to organisations of all sizes.

Neil’s experience has seen him work across a diverse range of police roles, including Local Policing, Cyber & Economic Crime, Serious & Organised Crime, Criminal Investigations and Public Protection.

In 2014 Neil graduated from Warwick Business School with a Master of Science (MSc) in Leadership & Management. 


Katie Gallagher

Managing Director - Manchester Digital

Katie Gallagher is the Managing Director of Manchester Digital, the largest trade body for technology and digital businesses in the North.

Under Katie's leadership, Manchester Digital has made a significant impact on the success of the tech and digital industry in the region, taking a lead on the development of innovative talent and skills projects and currently working to improve the regions' cybersecurity capacity through the Digital Security Centre.


Sarah Denton

Network Coordinator

Sarah is responsible for all operations at the Cyber Resilience Centre. She is an experienced Project Manager and has previously managed a team of Project Coordinators at a global IT Infrastructure Service Provider. 



Steph Lynch-Ozanar

Digital Marketing Manager 

Steph has worked in science and climate change communications for over 6 years. As she studied for a Level 4 Certification in Professional Marketing, she worked with a number of not-for-profits and SMEs to deliver digital marketing campaigns.