Paul Atkinson announced as new chair of Scottish Business Resilience Centre
Paul Atkinson, the founding partner of investment firm Par Equity, has been appointed as the new chair of the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC).
Mr Atkinson joins the board as the centre seeks to further highlight and support Scottish businesses through tumultuous times.
With considerable experience in working with technology and services companies, Mr Atkinson will work closely with the SBRC’s board and CEO, Jude McCorry, to further reinforce the value of the organisation to Scottish businesses.
Jude McCorry said: “Over the last 12 months, the SBRC has launched many training programmes and initiatives to not only increase knowledge about cyber resilience but to support overall business resilience in Scotland as we all battle the effects of the pandemic.
“Throughout this, Paul has been heavily involved with the SBRC, particularly in steering the hugely successful Scottish Business Cares initiative. He not only brings significant experience as a Chair but as one of Scotland’s most successful entrepreneurs, he has a passion for technology which will support the SBRC as it further evolves.”
Speaking about his appointment, Paul, who is also the non-executive chairman of Taranata Group, added: “Jude and the wider team have transformed the SBRC over the last year and its success is testament to the incredible effort which has been put in. In parallel, we have also seen more organisations fall victim to cyber attacks, highlighting the fact that no business can afford to rest on their laurels when it comes to IT Security.
“Given the many issues the business community continues to face; it is more important than ever that they are equipped to approach the ongoing challenge of cyber resilience.”