OUR ADVISERS
We combine broad and deep cybersecurity expertise with seasoned expertise across various disciplines in investments, venture capital, private equity, angel investment, innovation and financial services.
Nick has over 35 years’ experience in information technology, financial markets, investment management and venture capital.  Previous positions include Venture Executive at an Australian venture capital firm, Regional Director Asia Pacific of a global investment management company, CEO of an Australian Investment management company, Principal Consultant of a global IT consultancy and Adjunct Professor at Monash University Business School. He is currently CEO of a private investment company, advisor to a number of companies .

Investment Advisory Board

Location:

Australia​

Nick Birrell
Joe Burton

Cyber Security Technical

Investment Advisory Board

 

Location:

Belgium & New Zealand

Dr Joe Burton is Senior Lecturer in Security and Crime
Science, University of Waikato, and a Marie Curie fellow
(MSCA-IF) at Université libre de Bruxelles completing a
two-year European Commission-funded project
on Strategic Cultures of Cyber Warfare. Joe has been a
visiting researcher at the NATO Coopera tive Cyber
Defence Centre of Excellence, Tallinn, Estonia. His
research is focused on transnational responses to
security challenges, most notably cyber security
(especially political, cognitive and human factors), with a
focus on Euro-Atlantic and the Asia-Pacific regions.
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Martin U. Ripple

Investment Advisory Board

 

Location:

Singapore & Australia

Alison Gough

Governance Advisor

 

Location:

Australia

Alison has over 25 years’ experience working in-house as a
senior corporate lawyer for global property and financial
services organisations advising businesses in Australia,
Europe and Asia on legal, risk and governance related
matters. She has worked for and advised publicly listed
businesses and was a key member of the executive team
that established and managed various private equity real
estate investment funds for institutional investors
investing in Europe, the UK, Asia and Australia. More
recently she has expanded her experience in the nonprofit/
government agency conservation sector in relation to
land and wildlife protection.
Aden Jama

Cyber Technical Advisor

Location:

Australia

Aden is a cyber security, digital forensics and threat
intelligence specialist. He has over 13 years’ experience
working as a detective at New Scotland Yard, Special
Operations –Counter Terrorism and the Australian Federal
Police. Aden has extensive knowledge in protection of
digital assets, network exploitation, open source intelligence
and data protection. He has previously advised government
officials both in the UK and Australia and has been called on
to provide strategies for serious and complex cyber
investigations. Aden is currently leading the development of
a team of autistic cyber security analysts and the
implementation of a neurodiversity program at a major
Australian financial institution.
Ryan Ko
Professor Ryan Ko is a computer scientist specialising in
cyber security and systems research. His research on
homomorphic encryption, data provenance and user data
control are central to many cloud security, data tracking
and security information and event management (SIEM)
tools across open source and industry tools today. He is
Chair and Director of UQ Cyber Security at the University
of Queensland. Ryan has held directorships and advisory
roles across academia, industry, listed companies,
INTERPOL, ISO and the governments of Singapore, Tonga
and Australia. He is a Fellow of Cloud Security Alliance
(CSA) (2016)

Cyber Security Technical,
Investment Advisory Board

 

Location:

Australia, Singapore & New Zealand

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Martin U. Ripple

Investment Advisory Board

 

Location:

Singapore & Australia

Martin U Ripple

Investment Advisory Board

Location:

Singapore & Australia

Martin is an experienced IT Executive with a focus on the Australasian aerospace and defence industry. He is currently responsible for the Asian activities of Frequentis AG, a global leader of secure communications for governmental and institutional customers.
 
He was previously the Managing Director of Thales Air Operations in Australia, having joined the Thales Group from the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) with experience in high profile aeronautical projects in the commercial and defence divisions of EADS.
Jon Robinson

Non-Executive Director

 

Location:

Singapore

Jon is a specialist HR, remuneration and governance
consultant. He brings some 30 years of human resources
consulting experience combined with extensive knowledge
of financial markets. For six years from 2004, Jon led the
Asia business of the Vanguard Group, one of the world’s
largest investment managers. He served on the Singapore
Central Provident Fund’s Advisory Panel from 2006 to
2008 as well as the government’s Economic Review
Committee’s CPF group in 2002. He is chairman of the
governors of Tanglin Trust School, an adviser to the M&A
boutique Pickering Pacific and a director of two hedge funds
managed by EFA Group.
Shane Ripley

Cyber Technical Advisor

 

Location:

Australia

Shane is an award-winning cyber security specialist with
expertise in threat intelligence, advanced open source
exploitation, counter terrorism, digital forensics and
network exploitation. His career includes over 10 years
working at the highest level of cyber threat technology as
a Detective in Special Operations - Counter Terrorism,
New Scotland Yard where he was the recipient of the
UK’s National Detective of the year award, as well as
multiple commendations from the Mayor of London. He
has spent the last 2 years working with DXC Technology
and ANZ bank on developing assessment programs and
training material for autistic cyber security analysts. He is
currently ANZ’s Threat Intelligence Chapter Lead.

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#27-00 Republic Plaza
Singapore 048619

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