Chief Information Security Officer, healthAlliance New Zealand

Richard is an award winning global cybersecurity leader who understands the need for security risks to be balanced against the objectives of the business and demands of users.

This includes, in a healthcare setting, the need for patient safety and outcomes to be a priority. He has overseen and built a spectrum of security services including strategic consulting, cyber defence, digital identity, response and remediation services, and managed security services.

At healthAlliance he is focused on building and implementing an information security transformation strategy and programme designed to embed robust and effective governance over cyber security and risk and develop the capabilities required to effectively implement security controls.

The aim is to improve visibility into the environment and know the unknown; ensure security by design from initiation, design, build and operate and excel in the basic areas of security hygiene.