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McGrathNicol appoints new cyber director

McGrathNicol has welcomed the appointment of Dr Dave Ormrod as director in the firm's growing cyber security practice in Canberra.

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Thu, 14 Apr 2022
Dr Dave Ormrod
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Dr Ormrod has over 25 years experience across a range of industries, including defence, government, telecommunications, and the academic sector. He is currently an associate professor in cyber security at the University of South Australia and has previously held a variety of leadership roles, including service as an Army officer.

With expertise in cyber security strategy and risk management advice, Dr Ormrod has in recent years been a trusted advisor to government departments and organisations looking to mitigate the threat of cyber incidents.

An enhanced cyber security posture is critical to the success of organisations, according to Jamie Norton, McGrathNicol partner.


“Now more than ever, we are seeing threat actors continuously evolve and refine their tactics, techniques, and processes.

“Dave Ormrod brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience, reinforcing the firm’s sovereign capabilities in cyber strategy and risk, and national security. We are extremely pleased to have Dave onboard,” Norton said.

Dr Ormrod holds a PhD in computer science from the University of NSW, a master’s in information systems management from Swinburne University, a master’s in management from the University of NSW, as well as other relevant security, project management and IT certifications. He is a member of the Infosec Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors course.

Dr Ormrod is based in McGrathNicol’s Canberra office.

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