Sekuro appoints tech entrepreneur Ian Buddery as its Board Chairman

Ian Buddery, Chairman of the Board at Sekuro
Ian Buddery, Chairman of the Board at Sekuro

Sekuro, the cyber security and digital resiliency provider, has appointed serial entrepreneur Ian Buddery as Chairman of the Board. This comes amidst strong company growth, with the team expanding by 30% since July 2022, hiring a total of 41 new staff across Australia. 

What does Buddery bring to Sekuro in the role?

With over 30 years in the tech industry, Ian Buddery is a software engineer by background and founder of multiple software ventures including eServGlobal which he led through VC rounds to an ASX IPO followed by the London Stock Exchange in 2004. Buddery has also successfully sold several companies to major corporations in the United States.

Commenting on his new position as Chairman of the Board at Sekuro, Ian Buddery, said, “The market opportunity for Australian cyber security organisations ranges far beyond our own borders, and needs to bridge technology challenges with people, and process.”

“Sekuro has been consistently investing in its capabilities to work with CIOs, CISOs, and now Executive Board members to overcome the immediate challenges of building their cyber resilience, and that focus on tangible business outcomes coupled with a focus on international growth is what attracted me to join them on this exciting journey,” Buddery further added.

Noel Allnutt, Managing Director of Sekuro
Noel Allnutt, Managing Director at Sekuro

Noel Allnutt, Managing Director of Sekuro said: “We’re only 18 months into our journey as Sekuro, and we’re proud of what we’ve been able to achieve so far. We are confident in our ability to deliver on our strategy to become the most trusted cyber security and digital resilience partner in Australia. Having an industry veteran like Ian onboard is certainly going to help us get there and we’re delighted to have him join the team as Chairman of the Board.” 

What is the growth rate of Sekuro?

Demand for cyber security services is ongoing and robust. Sekuro has experienced this trend first-hand, leading to continued growth since forming in October 2021. Sekuro has expanded its team by more than 30% since the beginning of July 2022, and is currently hiring for roles across all its business units and locations, particularly its offensive security (otherwise known as Sekuro RED) to support in proactively testing the cyber defences of Australian companies. 

Sekuro’s growth trajectory is anticipated to continue, with recent innovations like the Board-Taster, a program that educates Board Directors on the potential impact of cyber threats on their firm’s reputation, financial stability, and compliance via an interactive workshop.

Allnutt further commented: “As an Australian-founded and grown industry innovator, Sekuro has successfully demonstrated the demand for its services in Australia. It’s clear that Sekuro, and the broader cyber industry for that matter, are on their own unique growth trajectory.”

“This has seen our headcount, customer base and service offerings grow rapidly, with our sights now set on strengthening our relationships both locally and globally,” Allnutt added.

As a result of the increased impact, more government agencies and businesses of all sizes are setting higher security and privacy standards for themselves and the firms they interact with. Sekuro’s focus on helping CIOs and CISOs build business resiliency by reducing cyber risk while new tech is adopted, well-positions it to help firms improve their cyber security posture whilst also supporting international firms in their entry and expansion into Australia. 

Over the next 12 months, Sekuro plans to extend its presence globally, including establishing and growing a presence in the UK, and completing the acquisition of Privasec Asia, its Singapore-based subsidiary, allowing it to meet the needs of organisations across Asia Pacific.