Date: 4th April 2018
Mr. Doug Elix AO and Mr. Adrian Turner, co-chairs of the Board of AustCyber, today named Ms. Michelle Price as the new Chief Executive Officer of AustCyber, effective immediately, following the decision by Mr. Craig Davies to step down from the role.
Mr. Elix and Mr. Turner noted this announcement reflects AustCyber focusing on program implementation, following a successful first 12 months of establishment. The Board is excited to continue its strategic oversight of AustCyber as it matures and progresses towards its vision of a vibrant, globally competitive Australian cyber security industry that enhances Australia’s future economic growth.
Ms. Price is a respected senior executive in the cyber security sector and has also worked strategically across policy and academia – with a keen focus on collaboration and integration. As Chief Operating Officer at AustCyber, over the past 15 months, Ms. Price has demonstrated her ability to lead change across the cyber security ecosystem, as well as to identify and forge partnerships that deliver new growth opportunities for Australia’s economy, both domestically and abroad.
Under Ms. Price’s leadership, AustCyber will remain focused on delivering its program and pursuing the growth of Australia’s cyber security sector. Most immediately, Ms. Price and her team are looking forward to forging new opportunities for Australia through the upcoming US Cyber Security Trade mission, which AustCyber is leading in partnership with Austrade. AustCyber will continue to drive innovation in the sector and is currently assessing applications for its Project Fund, as well as delivering a number of events in conjunction with industry, government and academia.
Mr Davies has been CEO of AustCyber since its inception in January 2017 and made a significant contribution to Australia’s cyber security ecosystem during this time. The Chairs and AustCyber Board thank Mr. Davies for his leadership of the organisation and wish him well in his future endeavours.