Advisory Board

The Emerging Cyber Threats Summit program is being developed under the guidance of our expert Advisory Board.


  • Amy Ciolek
    Senior Associate, Ashurst

    Amy specialises in financial services regulation and licencing. In particular, Amy's practice focusses on fintech, alternative finance, credit law, financial product compliance, product structure & design, Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing, bringing new products to market, structuring credit programs, ACL / AFSL licensing, marketplace lending, regulatory compliance, payment systems, and digital transformation.

    Amy has advised local and foreign banks as well as a range of financial services providers including fintechs and financial services start-ups

  • Ashutosh Kapsé
    Head - InfoSecurity, Technology Risk & Audit, IOOF Holdings Ltd

    Ashutosh is a recognised thought leader in the security management field and has been invited as a speaker & expert panel member at various international security forums & conferences.

    He has vast experience in the areas of Information security, ICT governance, technology risk management, audit, compliance and strategic IT planning and has provided advice to various organisations across a wide range of industries.

  • Puneet Kukreja
    Partner - Cyber, Banking & Financial Services, Deloitte Australia

    Puneet is a recognised industry leader in the areas of digital transformation, privacy risk and cyber security with deep expertise across enterprise risk, cyber resilience, threat intelligence, cloud enablement, process maturity, data security, identity management and third party governance.

    Puneet holds a Pro Bono Director position with the Cloud Security Alliance (Australia), is a sought after international speaker, a member of the Harvard Business Review (HBR) Advisory Council, and currently enjoys research in the areas of privacy, legislative implications of cross border data transfer, cloud convergence and block chain technologies.

  • Michelle Moffatt
    Head of Internal Audit, Tyro

    Michelle is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Certified Information Systems Auditor. She has broad experience in the financial services industry within the UK, South Africa and Europe. Before joining the Tyro team Michelle was a Senior Audit Manager at PwC, and prior to moving to Australia was an IT Audit Manager at Barclays Bank Plc in London. Michelle is responsible for providing independent assurance to the Board of Directors regarding the regulatory and control environment within Tyro.

  • John Moss
    Founder, Icebloq

    John is a senior technology executive with over 25 years experience in financial services for premier global institutions including Deutsche Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, Prudential Financial, Nomura and JP Morgan Chase.

    Most recently, John was the CIO for the Platform Solutions Group at UBS, where he was responsible for driving the strategy and development of the technology platforms and services that UBS provides to banks, brokers, superannuation funds and intermediaries which facilitate access to a broad range of securities trading and investment administration solutions.

    During his career John has successfully delivered complex global transformational change programmes across the many facets of financial services. His in-depth industry experience spans the major asset classes and combines with an attention to detail for strategy, architecture, business integration and complexity reduction.

    John recently founded Icebloq, a boutique consulting and platforms business that specialises in working with organisations to design and deploy enterprise grade permissioned and public blockchain solutions.

  • Michael Mylrea
    Manager, Cybersecurity & Energy Technology, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

    Michael has over a decade of experience as a CISO and cyber security thought leader working on cybersecurity, technology, business and energy issues. He is experienced at translating technical cybersecurity issues to C-suite and executive decision makers in government and industry. 

    He is the former Director of Cybersecurity at a think-tank dedicated to the mitigation of emerging cyber threats. He held a senior advisor role to the President’s former special advisor on cyber security and intelligence and has appeared in news and journal articles, television, congressional testimony and is frequently cited in industry and government publications.

  • Theo Nassiokas
    Head, Risk & Control, Tech Delivery and Technical Information Security (TIS), Standard Chartered Bank

    A technology risk and regulatory focused security leader with over 20 years of diverse experience, with accountability ranging from law enforcement and criminal intelligence to risk and security strategy and policy development and implementation within government and more recently, financial services organisations across Asia-Pacific.

  • Sean Park
    Senior Research Scientist , TrendMicro

    Sean Park is a senior research scientist at TrendMicro, trying to solve problems such as malware campaign outbreak clustering, malware classification and zero day exploit detection using deep learning. He previously worked for Kaspersky, FireEye, Symantec, and Sophos. He also created a critical security system for banking malware at one of the top Australian banks.

  • Lani Refati
    Cybersecurity Lead, Cisco
  • Michael Shalyt
    Co-Founder & VP Product, APERIO Systems

    Michael Shalyt currently leads the APERIO Systems research and product development team. Prior to joining APERIO Systems, Michael led the malware research team at Check Point, following several years as a leading researcher and team leader in an elite Israel Defense Forces (IDF) intelligence unit. Michael is a graduate of the elite “Psagot” IDF academic program and holds a dual Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Electrical Engineering from the Technion, in addition to a Master’s degree in quantum control and quantum information, also from the Technion. He has been recognized with numerous awards, including several Technion Presidential Excellence Awards and a bronze medal for the Israeli team at the 36th International Physics Olympiad in Salamanca, Spain.

  • William Shipway
    Director, Organisational Development, AUSTRAC

    William Shipway is the Director Organisational Development for AUSTRAC, Australia’s financial intelligence agency, where he leads strategic HR capabilities including workforce planning, learning & development and people analytics.  William applies experience and skills gained through many years delivering successful initiatives in information technology, cyber security, integrity and resilience across the public and private sector.

  • Amar Singh
    Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Cyber Management Alliance

    Amar is Chair of ISACA UK Security Advisory Group, judge for SC Magazine Awards, guest lecturer at universities, analyst, critic & reviewer for publishing houses and a mentor to CISOs.

    Amar is engaged as a trusted business and cyber security advisor, product advisor and interim C level executive by organisations who need to develop cutting edge security products, reduce their business risk exposure, mature their information security and data privacy postures, deploy post cyber breach and incident remediation, build security teams and increase cyber resiliency.

  • Nicholas Tan
    Chief Architect - Digital Services, Cloud & Cyber, NewsCorp Australia

    An accomplished Digital Technology Executive with broad experience spanning digital business transformation, strategy & architecture development, program delivery, solution design/engineering leadership and global Digital IT & Cyber delivery with a strong customer focus.

    Currently focused on driving the continued transformation of News Corp's systems & platforms through adoption of secure digital infrastructure & cloud to maximise business/product agility and IT efficiency

  • Claudia Warwar
    Cyber Security Principal - Business Technology Services, Telstra

    Claudia Warwar has been involved in IT, Risk Management and Cyber Security services for over fifteen years, both as a practitioner and as a Business Development Executive at IBM Australia and Telstra. She specialised in helping clients across industries understand and protect themselves from Cyber risks.

    She has extensive experience on Cyber Risk Assessment, Policy, Processes & Governance, Identity Management, Protection, Detection, Monitoring, Responding, Analytics technologies and Managing Services.

    Her international experience includes programs and consultancies in Australia, Brazil, USA, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea. Mrs Warwar holds a Bachelor Degree in Electronic Engineering. She has written a number of articles for newspapers and industry magazines.

  • Mike Younger
    Senior Manager, Cybersecurity, EY

    Mike is a Technology Consultant with 16+ years in the ICT industry, and the last 11+ in Cybersecurity.

    Mike has delivered large scale cyber transformation programs to many ASX200 companies, as well as midmarket turn-key cyber and technology strategies. He has also delivered large scale technical penetration testing programs, PCI compliance strategies as well as several post incident reviews.

    Mike has a passionate interest in IoT Security, through his role as a co-founder of the IoTSec Australia industry startup. He has also rolled out security programs to asset intensive clients such as resources and utilities industries.

    Mike is also the Asia Pacific specialist for EY’s Cyber Program Framework, which is an EY developed framework for delivering cyber maturity assessment and transformation projects.