Claire Pales GAICD

Director, The Secure Board

Claire Pales is a best-selling author of two books, ‘The Secure Board’ and ‘The Secure CIO’. With 17 years experience in the security industry, Claire’s career spans corporate security, fraud and cyber throughout Australia and Asia. Claire is a Director of the Secure Board and The Security Collective.

Claire’s experience includes independent consulting since 2016 serving as an Interim Chief Information Security Officer, CISO coach and strategic advisor across multiple industry verticals including financial services, retail, ecommerce and critical infrastructure. Her work with boards, audit committees, executives and security professionals has provided her with appropriate skills to influence, coach and facilitate company executives and security leaders in establishing exceptional information security practices.

During her years in Hong Kong, Claire established the first cyber security function and regional strategy for CLP Group. Claire has a degree in Police Studies and postgraduate qualifications in eCrime. In 2019, she was recognised as a Fellow of the Australian Information Security Association (FAISA) and became a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

In 2020, Claire joined the Digital Advisory Committee of the Breast Cancer Network Australia, a cause close to her heart. Based in Geelong, Claire is a parent to 4 children and an aspiring runner.

Claire is a  graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course (GAICD) and Fellow of the Australian Information Security Association (FAISA).

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