Chelsea is a cyber security leader with a background in ethical hacking and expertise in data privacy and information governance. She is passionate about driving forward efficient risk-based security practices and developing positive security cultures.
Working across the private and public sector, Chelsea has led on several high-profile programmes before starting her own company, Neon Circle, in 2019. She has built a number of cyber security functions from scratch and in 2017 she was tasked with the unique opportunity to build and run a brand-new cyber security division for Social Security Scotland.
Since starting Neon Circle, Chelsea has worked with a range of clients on cyber security, security awareness and cyber skills projects. In 2019 Chelsea partnered with Skills Development Scotland to undertake research into the relationship between industry and education, before recommending an action plan to better align these sectors to help address the cyber skills gap.
While studying her degree in Ethical Hacking, Chelsea became an advocate and leader with regards to diversity in technology. Chelsea has been a trained STEM Ambassador since 2013 and was chosen as one of Code First Girls “One to Watch” in the UK in 2017. She was also named as a “Woman of the Future" by Equate Scotland in their "Leading Women of Scotland" publication.
Chelsea provides specialist support for BRIM Special Projects.