New South Wales Branch Committee Members

Branch Chair

Amit Chaubey

A seasoned Technology & Cyber security professional spanning over 20+ years across the Asia Pacific, with extensive experience of managing IT & cyber risk in the Financial, Technology services, and Critical Infrastructure, based out of Sydney. Accredited by Australian Computer Society (ACS) as Certified Cyber Professional (CP), holds CRISC, ITIL, ISO27001 Auditor certification. A member of multiple Executive Advisory Board, AISA Sydney Executive (Australian Information Security Association), Cyber Ambassador (NSW Cyber Hub) Investment NSW, and Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Branch Deputy Chair

Nicki Doble

Nicki Doble is an experienced C-suite business technology executive who is globally recognised for delivering strategic IT and digital transformational projects that drive sustainable performance gains with multi-year business benefits.

As the global CIO of Cover-More Travel Insurance, Nicki provides strategic oversight for operations, including the cyber security plans for more than 15 countries. Nicki has proven experience in ensuring Board members and business executives prepare themselves for the increasing role that cyber will have on the future success of the business and day-to-day operations. 

Nicki is renowned for creating cultures that enable change to flourish and has proven experience in strategy creation and execution delivered across global businesses. 

Named in the Australian CIO50 list for 2020, Nicki is in high demand as an author, spokesperson, presenter and expert who is regularly invited to speak at business, technology and industry events.  Nicki is a proud board member, as a Non-Executive Director and an advisor, and is respected for her intuitive advice and leadership, particularly with a laser focus on cyber security and data privacy. 

Committee Members

David Geber

David is a passionate and skilled cyber security executive with over 30 years of experience successfully leading technology, cyber security, risk and compliance functions. David enjoys leading organisations through their ongoing cyber journey with expertise in developing and implementing cyber security strategies for Fortune 100 and ASX companies. In his current role as a Chief Information Security Officer, he is responsible for all aspects of cyber and sees success where cyber is pervasive throughout an organisation and is regarded as a business enabler. David holds a Masters of Business from Charles Sturt University, is CISM certified and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

 

Dilip Samji

Dilip Samji is the Director of Cyber Security and Digital Forensics for DRC Australia, Pty. He holds a Master of Information Systems Security  and second Master in Cyber Security From Charles Sturt University   and a Certified Forensics Examiner (CFCE) from IACIS (USA).  Dilip’s vast knowledge has been developed over 38 years in IT and his career has spanned in Africa, Europe, North America, Asia, South America and Australia. 
Dilip specializes in Data Recovery, Cyber Security and Digital Forensics, currently supervises a Digital Forensic investigations team, involving matters that range from bullying emails, IP theft,  divorce, financial crime, disgruntled employee, disclosure of confidential information,  Cybercrime,  assisting Lawyers and Barristers  on both Civil  and Criminal litigation  as well testifying in the Sydney District , Local Court and ASIC - ASIC - Australian Securities and Investments Commission as Expert Witness. 

 

Erika Salmon

I am someone who throws themselves at every opportunity and constantly strives for a high standard in the quality of work I produce. Passionate about numerous ICT technologies and trends, I am particularly interested in IoT, Cyber security, and Data Infrastructure Engineering.

My experience with ICT can be attributed to subjects undertaken for my degree, internships, various extra-curricular activities and personal projects. Innovation and entrepreneurship are also areas I explore and through co-curricular courses, I have further developed my creativity and critical thinking, while also studying product development, ideation and business structure & processes.

    

Laith Shahin

Laith is the founder and CEO of Secolve, Australia’s next generation OT specialist cyber security firm aiming to protect the nations critical infrastructure and industrial control systems by working closely with organisations to bridge the gap between security and OT.

During his time in the cyber security space Laith has become passionate about understanding what causes organisations to fall victim to cyber-attacks and working with security and IT teams to overcome challenges faced to help them uplift their security. Through his journey Laith got to understand the criticality that lies in OT environments and industrial control systems and identified the need for an OT focused cyber security firm that works closely with organisations to help identify and address its OT risks and threats.

In addition to being the Sydney Branch Chair for the Australian Information Security Association, Laith is also a Cyber Security Ambassador for the NSW Cyber Security Innovation Node.

 

Jeff Whitton, FAICD, CDPSE

Jeff is an adept technology and cyber security industry subject, matter expert. He has worked in the ICT and cyber security industry for forty years in C-suit Executive and Board level roles, successfully leading technology and innovation companies in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, he is an experienced board member and chair expert in board meeting processes, governance and regulatory compliance. Currently, he serves as a non-executive and executive director and chair on several not-for-profits, public, government and higher education boards.
He is a founding director of Yirigaa, an Indigenous Cyber Security and Technology company. The Yirigaa mission is to maximise genuine outcomes for First Australians and other diverse groups in the critical areas of Cyber Security, Data Sciences, and Software Development.

Other Industry related roles:

Ambassador, Cyber Security, NSW Department of Investment, 
Short Course Lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney in cyber security for company directors.
Mentor and Instructor work-integrated learning programs with Macquarie University Cyber Security Master Degree students. 
Executive Member, Infrastructure committee of the board of trustees, Western Sydney University.

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