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