JACQUI MCNAMARA

JACQUI MCNAMARA

JACQUI MCNAMARA

Head Cyber Security Services | TELSTRA

Jacqui McNamara has worked in the cyber security field for more than two decades. She is currently the Head of Cyber Security Services, Telstra, and has previously run startups in the security sector and managed large businesses for IBM, HP and Dimension Data. She is a passionate supporter of diversity and women in the industry and in her oodles of spare time chairs Females in IT and Telecommunications, Australia’s largest and longest running body for women in the industry. Jacqui has spoken at many conferences on diversity and inclusion, and security. She is a former intelligence officer with the ADF and served for many years in different commands, including the G6, 6 BDE and Special Operations. She is secretly excited by cryptography and enjoys the opportunity to challenge assumptions and norms around the role of women and other minorities in the industry and across the board.