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AIIA – Cyber Secure Queensland Strategy Sundowner

Wednesday, 19 April 2023

}4:30 PM – 7:00 PM (AEST)

275 George Street, Brisbane, QLD, 4000


Given current discussions on cyber risks and tech regulation and the increasing complexity and cost of compliance for industry, join us as we unpack the challenges, what’s required as an industry, and give context of the recent Government Discussion Paper on the Cyber Secure Queensland Strategy.

Chris Bridges-Taylor will share her experience in working through a major cyber-attack in her family’s business and will join Rob Champion, Stuart Low and Prof. Ryan Ko on an expert panel, moderated by Simon Bush, AIIA’s CEO to discuss the recently launched Cyber Secure Queensland Strategy.

Enjoy drinks and nibbles thanks to Telstra while networking with colleagues and industry peers.

Keynote Speaker

Chris Bridges-Taylor

Director B & R Group and Chair of Bridges Capital

B & R Group and Bridges Capital

Chris is the Director of B & R Group, Chair of Bridges Capital, an Advanced Manufacturing Pioneer, and Supply Chain Advocate. As a Certified Professional Engineer with over 40 years of experience in business management, Chris believes that good process is the foundation of good strategy.

Having helped her family’s business, B & R Enclosures through a major cyber-attack, and the re-building of the company’s IT infrastructure and cyber readiness, Chris is an advocate for industry preparedness. Chris contributed to the recent government cyber security strategy, and as a recent board member of ICNL (Industry Capability Network Ltd), Chris is working with industry to rethink supply chains, cyber security, renewable energy, and green manufacturing. Chris is also a member of the Queensland Government’s Manufacturing Ministerial Council and brings to that forum her experience with cyber that she wishes she did not have!


Rob Champion

Chief Information Security Officer

Queensland Government

Rob Champion has 30 years experience in Queensland Government ICT in infrastructure, architecture, strategy and projects and holds the position of Queensland Government Chief Information Security Officer (QGCISO) since 2018. He has been a motivating force in government cyber security, helping prepare for events such as G20 Leaders’ meetings and the Commonwealth Games.

Rob and his team are driving continuous improvement and collaboration in cyber security across Queensland Government and its partners.

Stuart Low

Head of Cyber Security, Telstra Purple – Services Technology Strategy


Stuart is an experienced security professional joining Telstra in 2016. Stuart’s 30 plus year career in the ICT industry primarily focused on information security for the past 20 years. Stuart’s various roles have provided him with extensive exposure to many industries including finance, critical infrastructure, transport, and government. Additionally, Stuart has held regional CISO roles for international organisations.

Stuart’s current role is the Head of Cyber Security for Telstra Purple – Services Technology Strategy. The role is responsible for the strategic direction of the Security practice, defining and uplifting the capabilities and leading performance and continual improvement initiatives for the practice globally.

Professor Ryan Ko

Chair & Director Cyber Security

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Professor Ryan Ko is Chair and Director of UQ Cyber Security at the University of Queensland, Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering)(Hons.) (2005), and PhD (2011) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Prof. Ko has held senior scientific leadership, executive, and directorship roles across industry and academia, and has more than a decade of board, governance and advisory experience across government, industry and NGOs across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and USA.

He currently serves on the AustCyber Queensland Innovation Node advisory board, Queensland Government’s Digital Professionals Workforce Plan (DPWP)’s Program Advisory Board, Technical Reference Group member of Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)’s Integrity Systems Company, and Technology Advisory Board member of the NZX-listed (NZE:LIC) Livestock Improvement Cooperation (LIC).

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