SYDNEY, 20 April 2023 – Leading cyber security consultant Shannon Sedgwick joins MinterEllison’s Consulting business as a partner. Widely recognised as an expert in cyber governance, risk, compliance, and security, Shannon brings a depth of experience to assist clients in aligning their investment in cyber security to their business strategy.
Sedgwick has consulted and advised organisations on technology and cybersecurity globally and in Australia. He was with the management consulting firm, Ankura, where he led their APAC cyber practice. Before this, he was with Deloitte, leading their cyber risk practice in Canberra.
Virginia Briggs, CEO and Managing Partner, MinterEllison explained, “Shannon’s appointment reflects the demand in the business community for cyber risk, governance, and cyber security consulting services. The need for expert cyber security advice grew markedly in 2022, and this trend continues in 2023.
“We’re pleased to welcome a leader of Shannon’s global calibre and profile to MinterEllison. He’ll play a key role in our multi-disciplinary legal and consulting approach to client service.”
Andrew Cunningham, Managing Partner, MinterEllison Consulting added, “Shannon’s experience and skills deepen our current legal and consulting cyber risk practice to deliver clients solutions to build their cyber resilience, assist compliance, and protect them from and respond to threats. He has worked across industries and will be an asset to our government and key industry teams.
“All businesses, regardless of industry, demand greater breadth and depth to cyber security services. They know they need to incorporate cyber security into all aspects of their business to minimise vulnerabilities and disruption.”
In addition to advising organisations’ Boards and executive teams on strategic cyber risk and governance advice directly, Sedgwick also has significant experience with private equity and venture capital firms providing technology and cyber risk due diligence on pre-and post-acquisitions.
He is an advocate for robust cyber security. He regularly appears on national and international news, expert panels, conferences, and print publications discussing technology, cybersecurity, board governance, ethics, government policy, and breaking news events.
“I am so pleased to join MinterEllison, where I will work with government and private industry clients to develop solutions to incorporate cyber risk into their business strategy. I am highly motivated to build cyber resilience and maturity within organisations and across industry,” said Sedgwick.
“MinterEllison’s broad range of services, which combine technology consulting and legal services relating to cyber security, offers clients a team that can comprehensively plan for and respond to issues and threats. I look forward to taking MinterEllison’s cyber services to a new level.”
Sedgwick has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Deakin University and a Masters of Cyber Security from Macquarie University.