Mike has thirty years’ experience in risk-based IT assurance in NZ, PNG and Australia. Exceptional IT technical and security skills, sound business and risk management experience, provides the foundation for the identification and management of IT-related business risks.
Significant practical experience in managing compliance standards and regulations including APRA, Basel II, SOX and PCI-DSS.
Effective communication and negotiation skills enabling effective issue resolution where parties have different and conflicting interests. Frequently acts as an informal diplomatic negotiator both at work and in personal life matters.
Sort-after people management and development skills enabling getting the best out of teams. During 3-year contract in PNG, developed and executed the CISA (Certified IS Auditor) training program for ISACA and very proud that three direct reports became the first Papua New Guineans ever to pass the exam.
High level of tenacity, especially when faced with a difficult problem.
Provided assurance services in areas such as IT General Controls, Risk management, Governance, Application Systems, IT Infrastructure, Data Centres, Information Security, Business Continuity, Outsource Management, and Access Control Frameworks.
Active member of ISACA since 1990. Some recent involvements include: