McGrathNicol has strengthened its leadership team with cybersecurity expert Joss Howard.
Appointed a partner in the Sydney office, Joss Howard brings over 25 years of international IT security experience to the homegrown consulting firm, gained in professional services, industry and military. She joins McGrathNicol after six years with cyber consultancy NCC Group, where she most recently served as the global practice lead for cybersecurity controls and governance.
During this period , Howard led cybersecurity, information governance and IT resilience projects, and advised companies across sectors including in the aerospace, defence, finance, government, healthcare, leisure and retail, transport, telecommunication and utilities sectors.
Howard specialises in assessing security posture, developing strategies, and identifying investments, resources and initiatives to achieve optimal cyber security growth for her clients. Further, she advises boards and senior management on initiatives to improve their business resiliency against cyber threats, reduce risks and protect profitability.
Before that, Howard was a regional cybersecurity lead for PwC in Wales, spent close to four years at Barclays, and worked as an information security expert for EADS Defence and Security Systems, following a sixteen career with the UK’s Royal Air Force.
Founded in 2004, McGrathNicol is a specialist advisory and restructuring firm that work across all industry sectors. The privately-held firm is led by a 50+ partner team.