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Chief Information Security Officer

  • 556578
  • Canberra / ACT, ACT, Australia, 2601
  • Fixed Term
  • Closing at: Aug 4 2024 at 23:55 AEST

Term: Full-time, Fixed-term (5 years)

Location: Canberra

The Australian National University is seeking to appoint an outstanding Chief Information Security Officer. As a key member of the University Leadership Team, the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) oversees cyber security leadership across the University, managing strategy, policy, programs, budgeting, risk management, assurance and compliance.

  • Innovative and Impactful Role
  • Collaborative and Dynamic Culture
  • Strategic Leadership Opportunity

ANU is home to some of the most remarkable people from across the world: visionaries, influential leaders, researchers and advocates creating impact and change nationally, regionally and globally. ANU attracts exceptional staff and students and, through education and enrichment programs, helps them to achieve ambitious goals, and pursue brilliant careers. Ranked in the top 30 universities globally, the first Australian university to be recognised in this elite tier, ANU continues to be an academic resource for the whole of Australia.

The CISO is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a comprehensive cyber security strategy encompassing people, processes and technologies. The CISO's role includes safeguarding the University against cyber threats, detecting and mitigating attacks, and ensuring resilience to recover from compromises with minimal disruption. The role will work closely with researchers and academic staff across all areas of the University to aid them in protecting their work and that of their collaborators. The CISO will also work to ensure the security of the University’s students within the cybersecurity domain.

The role requires an experienced cybersecurity leader who excels in creating and implementing robust cybersecurity strategies; is adept at managing significant budgets and fosters a positive team culture focused on innovation, wellbeing and growth.

Davidson is assisting ANU with this appointment. To discuss this opportunity in the strictest of confidence please contact Spencer Stirrat at Davidson. A detailed candidate application pack including position description and selection criteria is available on request.  

Contact information:

Mobile: +61 423 090 119


Applications close on Sunday 4 August 2024 at 11:55pm AEST.

 Please note, ANU is not accepting applications through this job portal. All applications should be directed to Spencer Stirrat at Davidson at

This is a security-vetted position. Candidates must be Australian Citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an NV1 (or above) security clearance.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results in accordance with the Background Checking Procedure which sets out the types of checks required by each type of position.

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit



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