Melbourne Branch Committee

Branch Executive

Joshua Craig

Josh is an Information Security and Technology Risk Manager in the banking sector. He has managed a diverse array of security programs across different global retail and institutional banking sectors.
He has a strong desire to ensure the Melbourne security and risk professionals have a vibrant environment to foster growth, networking and knowledge sharing.

Josh holds a Masters in Information Technology, CISM, CRISC as well as a Bachelors of Business.

Committee Members

Shafqat Mehmood

Shafqat is a security practitioner with experience in a wide variety of information security technologies and domains. He has been involved in development of Security Operation Centers in banking and telecom sectors and is an expert in offensive and defensive approach in information security. He has been involved in many professional development programs and trainings. 

Shafqat holds a Masters in Information Technology ,  CISM, CISSP, CISO, and other certifications from Symantec, Splunk, Cisco, Google, Microsoft, HP and Juniper

Tim Methot

An experienced, innovative and passionate ICT Professional with extremely broad technology base. Started and ran several ICT businesses. Worked in North America, Australia and Asia.

Held senior management, sales and marketing roles with multinational and domestic companies. MBA from Monash University, Electrical Engineering Degree & Computer Science from Lakehead University Canada, CISSP in progress, Certificate 4 in Training & Assessment, Certificate 3 in Telecommunications.

Louisa Vogelenzang

Louisa is the Victorian Practice Manager for Security Business Unit at Dimension Data responsible for the overall success and financial performance of the Security Practice in Victoria, including leading a team of Security Solution Architects, Technical Consultants and Engineers. 

Karl Mohan

Karl is currently the Head of e-Commerce Solution and Advisory at National Australia Bank. Previously Karl has worked in security and risk consultancy, banking risk management and assurance as well as various engagements in other sectors. Karl holds a Masters of Business Administration as well as a CISM. 


Andrew Evans

Andrew joined the Melbourne branch committee in July 2014.

He works in the area of governance, risk and compliance and follows a holistic approach to security bringing together physical, people, processes and technology across organisations.  Andrew is currently a security consultant at CSC and has over 16 years' experience in IT security and risk working in Europe and Australia with various organisations in the public and private sectors in areas including, but not limited to: telecommunications, energy, transportation and aerospace & defence. 

Andrew holds an MSc in IT Security, a BSc (Hons) in Computer Systems and Networks and is CISSP certified.

Simone Bachmann

Simone is a leader with a mission to help all Australians be safer online. Simone believes in doing things differently, engaging with a diverse range of people and companies through exciting and alternative approaches to help lead cultural change, both within Australia Post (where she is Head of Information Security Innovation and Culture), and with their customers. Simone is committed to helping people in their online activities, enriching their every day experiences, solving their problems and enabling them to be more aware about leading a safe and fruitful online life.