Michelle has extensive experience in the cyber security space. Before joining AustCyber, she was the first Senior Adviser for Cyber Security at the National Security College within The Australian National University. In this role, she established an integrated approach to the College’s cyber security program across executive and postgraduate education and policy engagement.
Before joining the ANU, Michelle was with the Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) where she was instrumental to the delivery of the Australian Government’s 2015 Cyber Security Review and Cyber Security Strategy.
In a previous role at PM&C, Michelle delivered the National Security Strategic Risk Framework (the first of its kind in the world) and Coordinated National Security Budget.
Prior to PM&C, Michelle worked in several strategy and risk roles across Government, having come to the public service from the food safety segment of Australia’s food manufacturing sector.
AustCyber – the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network – supports the development of a vibrant and globally competitive Australian cyber security sector and in doing so, enhances Australia’s future economic growth in a digitally enabled global economy.
AustCyber works to align and scale Australian cyber security research and innovation related activities in the private sector, research community, academia and across Australian governments. Charged with building infrastructure to support the growth of a sector, we work collaboratively across the Australian economy to support a range of other government initiatives related to Australia’s cyber security readiness and resilience.
Beyond our shores, AustCyber also works internationally with a range of partners to develop sustained export pathways for Australian solutions and capability. This further enables the rapidly growing Australian cyber security sector to tap into global hubs located within cyber security ‘hot spots’ around the world.