Meet The Team

Rebecca Chapman


Rebecca is a Superintendent with 26 years policing experience across uniform and CID disciplines, both at a district level and central departments. She has a keen interest in regional collaboration and the cyber world, having worked on many collaborative projects, she has a proven track record of delivery. Rebecca is a current Firearms commander, Post Incident Manager, CBRN commander and works for the South Yorkshire Force. She is currently seconded to the North East Transformation, Innovation and collaboration (NETIC) team. Rebecca is married to a fellow officer, lives in Sheffield and has two teenage children.

Stephen Leach

Head of Cyber and Innovation 

Yorkshire and The Humber Hub

Steve is a Detective Inspector with 24 years policing experience, the majority spent within CID, both at a Force and Regional level.  Steve has always had an interest in the digital and cyber world.  Prior to joining the police he graduated university with an Electronic Systems Engineering degree.  Within the police he has worked in internet investigations and managed communication data investigators, radio frequency technicians and Digital Forensic Examiners.  More recently he was part of the team that was responsible for creating the force-wide Cyber Crime Unit.  He has previous experience of force and region-wide Projects from design through implementation to delivery.  Steve is married and lives in Yorkshire with his wife and children.

Martin Wilson

Head of Cyber and Innovation 

North East Hub

Martin Wilson of Durham Constabulary has 16 years policing experience across various policing roles. Prior to joining the NEBRC, Martin was part of the North East Special Operations Unit (NERSOU). He specialised in Cyber Protect, Prevent and Prepare work streams, leading on new and innovative work, helping businesses understand and prepare for cyber-attack. Martin and his cyber teams have been recognised locally, regionally and nationally, winning awards for their crime prevention work. Martin lives in the North East with his wife and young child, and in his spare time enjoys skiing, running and reading. 

Lizzie Buckler

Customer Relations Manager

Lizzie Buckler is the newest member of the NEBRC.  Prior to joining the team, Lizzie had an interest in the world of Cyber, which developed when studying Criminology at Sheffield Hallam University. Lizzie has been seconded from South Yorkshire Police as part of the Project Team to coordinate and support the implementation of the NEBRC.  She provides specialist business and project support. Lizzie has previously worked as a Case Worker with Children Services, and has also undertaken volunteer work.  She currently lives near Sheffield and enjoys spending her spare time in the gym.

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The North East Business Resilience Centre (NEBRC) is a non-profit organisation which exists to support and help protect North East England businesses from cyber crimes.

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