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GM Security and Governance

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In this role, you will oversee cybersecurity and governance initiatives, reporting directly to the CE of Technology. This presents a unique opportunity to make a significant impact and work with a high performing team.

About the role:

This is a senior role and will be a member of the Technology Leadership Team which proactively collaborates and takes collective responsibility to enable the effective and efficient delivery of Technology strategies, roadmaps and plans. The role is responsible for setting the strategic direction for Cyber Security at the bank and leads the team to pro-actively mitigate, detect, and respond to cyber-security threats, incidents and attacks. This role also covers the overarching accountability for a highly complex governance across Technology Risk and Service Management and oversees Technology’s response to all Major incidents.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic, technical, and functional leadership for Information & Cyber Security, Management Assurance (Tech Risk) and Service Management.
  • Develop and maintain a business and technology aligned the banks Cyber Security Strategy.
  • Oversee a program of work to deliver strategic changes to Cyber Security, Tech Risk and Service Management capabilities, this includes preparation of business cases and funding submissions.
  • Provide reporting on key Cyber & Governance matters to senior stakeholders, including Board.
  • Be alert to emergent opportunities and risks and adapt strategies and work where necessary.
  • Build and maintain strategic relationships in the internal and external environment to ensure delivery of high value services.
  • Provide visible leadership, challenging the status quo and driving continuous improvement.
  • Maintain a superior performing function ensuring high colleague engagement. Encourage collaborative relationships with technology and business colleagues.
  • Develop a culture within the function that promotes and inspires a sense of ownership, accountability, results, agility, responsiveness, and proactive alignment with the business.
  • Ensure rigorous and robust risk management is adopted across the function to identify relevant risks and develop mitigating solutions with associated costs and benefits.
  • Develop and embed the use of data, analytics, and insights to provide detailed monitoring on business performance and outcomes to lift ongoing performance.
  • Drive a continuous improvement framework across the business and into the wider enterprise to achieve meaningful productivity enhancements through process efficiency and digital solutions. Financial Responsibilities:
  • Manage Cyber & Governance run and program budgets and meet responsibilities as outlined in the Technology Plan and financial measures.

Key Requirements:

Essential (most of the following):

  • Extensive experience in Information Security.
  • Proven Leadership and achieving results through people.
  • Advanced written skills and communication, including the preparation of written briefings to senior leaders up to and including Board Level.
  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills, including identifying and working through business trade-offs.
  • Able to communicate complex ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing, including to executive stakeholders.
  • Able to present effectively in a range of business settings.
  • Able to work effectively with people in all levels of the organisation and maintain a high pace of output.
  • Strategy and commercial acumen - preferably within Financial Services or other major industries (e.g. Insurance, Telecommunications, Utilities, Funds Management, Investment Banking).
  • Proven track record in stakeholder management, including driving timelines for others’ inputs.
  • Ability to influence at the highest level within an organisation.

Desirable:

  • Financial Services Sector experience
  • Knowledge Information and Cyber Security threats specific to Banking
  • Program/Project Management
  • Management consulting experience from a top tier strategy consulting firm.

Qualifications

  • Tertiary level qualifications in Information Security discipline
  • Industry specific Information Security Qualifications, e.g. CISSP, CISM et

Benefits:

Our client embraces flexible working, has a strong focus on career development and progression, as well as a range of great benefits, including Banking discounts, life insurance, generous parental leave, and generous annual leave.

Robert Walters endeavours to review all applications in a maximum of five working days. If you have not received correspondence in this timeframe please do not hesitate to contact Matilda Booth on 04 471 9700.

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Information Technology

Focus: IT Management

Industry: IT

Salary: Competitive salary + benefits

Workplace Type: On-site

Experience Level: Executive

Location: Wellington

Job Reference: 1936130/001

Date posted: 16 June 2024

Consultant: Matilda Booth

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