Safe & the City is a social enterprise on a mission to become the most responsible data insights provider to enable the design of smarter and safer cities. We are committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for Gender Equality, Reduced Inequalities and Sustainable Cities and Communities.

We are a diverse team of leading global experts that care to see a world where everyone has the right to be safe.

FOUNDER & CEO

Jillian Kowalchuk

Jillian Kowalchuk, BA, MSc is an award-winning entrepreneur, TEDx speaker and author. She’s worked in the field of public health for several years and is passionate about technology accelerating data-driven positive progress. Her accolades include the Top 20 Women in Data in the UK, and the Commonwealth Business Women’s Network’s Most Inspiring Role Model.

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Gary Devenay

Gary is a software engineer with over 12 years of commercial full stack experience. His love of programming started at the age of 12 which landed him is first developer role by age 16. Despite his youth, Gary has successfully led development teams through the entire lifecycle of agile projects for some of the world’s largest clients.

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Paul Manning

With 20 years experience as a Creative Director some of London's biggest Advertising & Marketing Agencies and having founded, steered and directed dozens of disruptive start-ups through infancy to raise investment, scale and be acquired - Paul's career and experience to date has been incredibly diverse.

GEOSPATIAL AND UX ADVISOR

Mariam Crichton

Mariam has been the entrepreneurial driving force in the growth of many startups over the last 16 years and a board-level shareholder of several. Her innovative technology management expertise lies in product innovation in GIS, SAAS, Software, Mobile Design, and Development.

CYBERSECURITY ADVISOR

Rockman Law

Rockman is an experienced entrepreneur, combining a background in engineering with operational skills. He has 9+ years of working experience within the tech industry where he brings a track record of building companies and teams, delivering growth and engaging with senior stakeholders.

PR & COMMUNICATIONS ADVISOR

Christina Richter

With 15 years of experience in public relations, corporate communications, and social media, Christina has worked in agencies, in small and medium-sized companies as well as corporate groups and have been responsible for both internal and external communications.

INNOVATION & OPERATIONS ADVISOR

Francine Stevens

With over 20 years’ experience in enabling executives to tap into their inner innovator, driving long-term cultural shifts in global organisations and helping clients address specific business problems. She’s currently leading one of the biggest smart cities project in Saudia Arabia.