Melbourne Branch Committee

Branch Executive

Louisa Vogelenzang

Louisa’s career in cyber security commenced in the early 2000's at nCipher (Cambridge, UK), a technology start up (acquired by Thales in 2008) specialising in encryption solutions.  Louisa quickly found her niche in translating this highly technical field into business language and for 8 years she successful managed and grew year on year, a key part of their European business.

One of Louisa’s passions was to live in Australia and when the opportunity arose in 2012, there was no hesitation.  However, starting again in a new country and building a new professional network from scratch was daunting and after some research, Louisa joined AISA and still remembers with fondness the warm welcome she received from the Branch Executive at the time;

"It made a huge difference to those first few months and helped me to build some fantastic relationships outside of work that are still part of my network today" .  

Louisa spent her first 4 years in Australia with Dimension Data, initially as a Security Specialist and was then successfully appointed to Security Practice Manager, where she led a team of 30 technical specialists and was responsible for delivering on a $65m budget.  Louisa joined Telstra in 2016 where she works as National Manager within the Global Security Products Group.

Louisa has been contributing to the AISA Melbourne committee since 2014 where she has played an active role as well as representing AISA at the national conference in 2016 chairing one of our panels. Louisa is passionate about Australia and the opportunity we have for our economy to prosper in the digital age when we get Cyber Security right.  She is also an advocate for diversity of thinking in our profession and looks forward to openly welcoming new members to AISA
 

Committee Members

Michael McKinnon

Michael is the Director of Commercial Services at Sense of Security. He is responsible for the development of innovative commercial services and marketing strategy.
Before joining Sense of Security, Michael was the Global Security Awareness Director at AVG Technologies. He has also been a past member of the Steering Group Committee for the Australian Government's Stay Smart Online initiative.

With a deep technical background, Michael enjoys researching and writing about security. Interests include Red Teaming, DevSecOps and he even dabbles in Cryptocurrencies and FinTech.
 

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.
 

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.