Elrich Engel

Group CISO, Director of Security, Risk & Compliance, AMP

Elrich Engel is the Group CISO | Director of Security, Risk & Compliance at AMP Ltd. He brings more than twenty years of experience working in security and technology roles, having supported large scale digital transformations for ASX-listed companies in financial services and telecommunications, having successfully navigated complex technology migrations and delivering large scale enterprise programs.

Elrich was previously the CISO at Vodafone Hutchison Australia, where he built the Cyber Defence & Response Centre (CDRC) from the ground up, restructuring and tripling the cyber practice, driving the diversity agenda and establishing the Cyber Security programme management practice, managing a multimillion-dollar annual budget. He holds a bachelor’s degree (National Diploma) in Information Technology from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town, South Africa and has completed the Sustainable Business Strategy course from Harvard Business School Online. He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds several industry certifications. He serves as a member of the board of directors for AWM Services Pty Ltd and Australian Securities Administration Ltd. He also serves on the advisory board of the Deakin University Executive Advisory Board for Cyber (EABC), Executive Advisory Board of the Australian Information Security Association (AISA), Palo Alto Networks JAPAC Executive Advisory Board, is an industry advisor to CyRise - Australia's Cyber Security Accelerator and has served as a steering committee member of the Sydney Joint Cyber Security Centre (JCSC). He was recognised as one of the Business of InfoSec 2021 and 2022 Global Top 100 Leaders in Information Security. Previously, he has held various leadership positions, including Vodacom South Africa, where responsibilities included building the security capability across several Vodafone markets in the African region, as well as roles with Sensis (Australia), the South African Government, and several system integrators. Elrich is passionate about helping purpose-driven companies unlock long term growth, balancing doing good while doing well, empathy-based leadership, fostering and celebrating an inclusive culture, and cyber resilience advocacy.

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