NATIONAL OFFICE: Cyber Security: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Thursday, 26 March 2020 5:45pm - 7:30pm
RHLT1, Rutherford House, Victoria University, 23 Lambton Quay, Wellington

SPEAKER: Andrew Hampton, Director-General of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB)

Andrew will talk about the current and future cyber security ‘threat scape’ New Zealand is facing, how the GCSB protects organisations from advanced threats and regulating 5G networks.

Prior to joining the GCSB, Andrew spent much of his career in the Justice Sector, including Treaty settlement negotiations, courts administration and leading various significant change programmes. Senior positions he held in the Justice Sector include Director of the Office of Treaty Settlements, Deputy Secretary for Courts, and Deputy Chief Executive at the Crown Law Office.

Andrew has also held senior leadership positions elsewhere in the State Sector. He was Deputy Secretary and Director of the Secretary’s Office at the Ministry of Education. He was also the first Government Chief Talent Officer at the State Services Commission, a new role responsible for leadership development, workforce strategy and employment relations across government.

Andrew has a BA (Hons) and MA (Dist) in Political Science from the University of Canterbury and has attended the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme.

Associate Professor Ian Welch from the School of Engineering and Computer Science at Victoria University of Wellington, will facilitate the discussion with Andrew. Dr Welch has a PhD and MSc from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and a Bachelor of Commerce focusing on Accountancy and Commercial Law from Victoria University of Wellington. Before returning to study he worked for a range of employers including the State Services Commission, Government Superannuation Fund, QEII Arts Council, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, Accenture and the UK National Health System.