Press Release

 

 Garry Barnes of Sydney Re-elected International Vice President of ISACA 

ISACA Announces 2015-2016 Board of Directors

Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (8 June 2015)—ISACA, a global association serving 140,000 information systems professionals in 180 countries, announced its 2015-2016 Board of Directors in Brussels, Belgium, today. Garry Barnes, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, MAICD, practice lead, Governance Advisory, at Vital Interacts, Australia, was re-elected international vice president of ISACA.

Founded in 1969, ISACA provides knowledge, standards, networking and career development for information systems audit, assurance, cybersecurity, risk, privacy and governance professionals. ISACA offers the Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX), a comprehensive set of cybersecurity resources, and COBIT, a business framework to govern enterprise technology.

“2014 was a very successful and exciting year for ISACA, and 2015 will continue that trend,” said Barnes. “It has been a privilege and a pleasure to serve our members and drive outcomes such as those we have seen over the last 12 months. I look forward to serving another term on ISACA’s board of directors to continue the progress we have made.”

Barnes has more than 20 years of experience in information and IT security, IT audit and risk management and governance, having worked in a number of New South Wales (NSW) public sector agencies and in banking and consulting. During his tenure in the NSW State Government, Barnes founded and served as chairman and committee member on a government forum for information security management.

Barnes is also a member of the organizing committee for ISACA’s 2015 Oceania CACS conference. He has served ISACA as a member of the Finance Committee, Strategic Advisory Council, Credentialing and Career Management Board, and the CISM Test Enhancement Committee. He has chaired ISACA’s CISM Certification Committee. He also has participated in ISACA working groups and provided subject matter expert reviews of ISACA publications. He is a past president of the ISACA Sydney Chapter, and has also held various chapter roles, including treasurer and membership and certification director.

“Garry has been a great contributor to ISACA’s mission, as a board member and leader of many key committees,” said 2015-2016 ISACA International President Christos Dimitriadis, Ph.D., CISA, CISM, CRISC. “We are pleased he will continue on the board and look forward to his continuing dedication and guidance.”

ISACA announced today that the 11 business and IT leaders selected to serve on the 2015-2016 ISACA Board of Directors are:

  • International President Christos K. Dimitriadis, Ph.D., CISA, CISM, CRISC, group director of Information Security for INTRALOT, Greece
  • International Vice President Rosemary Amato, CISA, CMA, CPA, director, Deloitte, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, program director for Global Client Intelligence (GCI), The Netherlands
  • International Vice President Garry Barnes, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, MAICD, practice lead, Governance Advisory at Vital Interacts, Australia
  • International Vice President Robert Clyde, CISM, managing director of Clyde Consulting LLC, USA
  • International Vice President Theresa Grafenstine, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, CIA, CGAP, CGMA, CPA, inspector general of the U.S. House of Representatives, USA
  • International Vice President Leonard Ong, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, CPP, CFE, PMP, CIPM, CIPT, CISSP ISSMP-ISSAP, CSSLP, CITBCM, GCIA, GCIH, GSNA, GCFA, COBIT 5 Implementer and Assessor, Singapore
  • International Vice President Andre Pitkowski, CGEIT, CRISC, OCTAVE, CRMA, ISO27kLA, ISO31kLA, COBIT 5 Foundation Trainer, principal consultant APIT Consultoria de Informática Ltd., Brazil
  • International Vice President Eddie Schwartz, CISA, CISM, CISSP-ISSEP, PMP, president and COO of WhiteOps, USA
  • International Director Zubin Chagpar, CISA, CISM, PMP, head of Venture Capital Business Development in EMEA for Amazon Web Services, United Kingdom
  • International Director R.V. Raghu, CISA, CRISC, director of Versatilist Consulting India Pvt. Ltd., India
  • International Director Jo Stewart-Rattray, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, FACS CP, director of information security and IT assurance at BRM Holdich, Australia

ISACA also administers the CSX portfolio of cybersecurity training and certifications as well as the CISA, CISM, CGEIT and CRISC designations. Information about ISACA can be found at www.isaca.org.

Photos and biographies of all board members are available at www.isaca.org/board.

 

About ISACA

ISACA (isaca.org) helps global professionals lead, adapt and assure trust in an evolving digital world by offering innovative and world-class knowledge, standards, networking, credentialing and career development. Established in 1969, ISACA is a global nonprofit association of 140,000 professionals in 180 countries. ISACA also offers the Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX), a holistic cybersecurity resource, and COBIT, a business framework to govern enterprise technology.

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