Our People

Sapien Cyber people, team, board

Global Cybersecurity Knowledge and Experience

Board Members

John Poynton AO

John Poynton AO

Deputy Chair

Glenn Murray

Glenn Murray

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

James Clapper AO

James Clapper AO

Director

Rachael Falk

Rachael Falk

Director

Scott Henderson

Scott Henderson

Director

Harry Karelis

Harry Karelis

Director

Mary Hackett

Mary Hackett

Director

Aled Miles

Aled Miles

Director

Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith

Chair

Stephen Smith is a former Australian politician who was a member of the House of Representatives from 1993 to 2013. He served as a minister in the Rudd and Gillard Governments, including as Minister for Foreign Affairs (2007–2010), Minister for Trade (2010), and Minister for Defence (2010–2013). He was appointed Winthrop Professor of International Law at the University of Western Australia in 2014.

Stephen completed his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws at the University of Western Australia (UWA)and has practised as a Barrister and Solicitor in Perth. He then completed a Master of Laws in Public International Law at London University, and subsequently lectured and tutored in Law in London.

He has served as a member of the Ernst & Young (EY) Oceania Government and Public Sector Advisory Board and was a Board member of Hockey Australia. He is currently Chairman of Canberra-based cyber security company archTIS Ltd, Chair of the Advisory Board of the UWA Public Policy Institute, a member of the Board of the LNG Marine Fuel Institute as well as the Perth USAsia Centre.

John Poynton AO

John Poynton AO

Deputy Chair

John Poynton is a Member of the Future Fund Board of Guardians (Australia’s sovereign wealth fund). He is also the Chair of Strike Energy Limited and Chair and Co-Founder of Poynton Stavrianou.

Mr Poynton has previously served as Chair, Deputy Chair or Non-Executive Director of a number of ASX Listed companies, Federal Government boards and education institutions. These include Multiplex Limited, Austal Limited, EFIC, the Payments System Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Business School at the University of Western Australia.

Mr Poynton is an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia and is a past recipient of a Western Australian Citizen of the Year award in the Industry and Commerce category. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and an honorary Doctor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia.

Glenn Murray

Glenn Murray

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Glenn Murray has extensive experience in the management of multi-million dollar projects in identification and application of ICT technologies, most recently with engineering group Worley Parsons. Glenn has led complex teams involving multi-disciplined engineers, including a high value delivery centre in India, to deliver an agile ICT digital technology model for resource and energy assets. He also has extensive experience in managing the information security aspect of ICT including cyber security.

Glenn is presently furthering his education through a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Cyber Security at Edith Cowan University, and holds Masters of Systems Engineering, and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from University of New South Wales.

James Clapper AO

James Clapper AO

Director

The Honorable James (Jim) R. Clapper served as the fourth US Director of Intelligence from 9 August 2010 to January 20, 2017. In this position, Jim r led the United States Intelligence Community and served as the principal intelligence advisor to President Barak Obama.

Jim retired in 1995 after a distinguished career in the U.S. Armed Forces. His career began in 1961 when he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and culminated as a lieutenant general in the U.S. Air Force and Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. His intelligence-related positions over his 32 years in uniform included Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence at Headquarters, US Air Force during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm, and Director of Intelligence for three combatant commands: US Forces, Korea; Pacific Command, and Strategic Air Command. He served two combat tours during the Southeast Asia conflict and flew 73 combat support missions in EC-47’s over Laos and Cambodia.

Directly following his retirement, Jim worked in industry for six years as an executive in three successive companies with the Intelligence Community as his business focus. He also served as a consultant and advisor to Congress and to the Departments of Defense and Energy, and as a member of a variety of government panels, boards, commissions, and advisory groups. He was a senior member of the Downing Assessment Task Force which investigated the Khobar Towers bombing in 1996, was Vice Chairman of a commission chaired by former Governor Jim Gilmore of Virginia on the subject of homeland security, and served on the NSA Advisory Board.

Jim returned to the government two days after 9/11 as the first civilian director of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA). He served in this capacity for almost five years, transforming it into the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) as it is today.

Rachael Falk

Rachael Falk

Director

Rachael Falk is the Chief Executive Officer of the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (Cyber Security CRC). The Cyber Security CRC is focused on delivering research with impact and solving industry-led cyber security problems with innovative, research-driven solutions.

Rachael comes to Sapien with a strong commercial and cybersecurity background having practiced as a lawyer for 15 years both in leading law firms and also in-house at Telstra Corporation Limited. Rachael became Telstra’s first General Manager of Cyber Influence. More recently she has been a cybersecurity consultant. She is the co-author of the ‘Five Knows of Cyber Security’, and has a keen interest in legal and policy issues surrounding cybersecurity.

Rachael also holds a Bachelor of Arts from the ANU and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Technology (Sydney) and in 2016 graduated from the ANU with an Advanced Masters in National Security Policy (Hons) from the National Security College.

Scott Henderson

Scott Henderson

Director

Extensive senior management and leadership experience across a range of industries including primary production, airlines and education in corporate, government and not- for-profit sectors. Currently Vice-President (Corporate Services) at Edith Cowan University where portfolio responsibilities include finance, information technology, facilities planning and management, campus services, governance services, student recruitment and corporate marketing. Scott is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, holds the degree of Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management (UNSW) and Diploma of Applied Science in Military Studies from the Royal Australian Naval College.

Harry Karelis

Harry Karelis

Director

Harry graduated from The University of Western Australia with Bachelors and Honours in Science majoring in Biochemistry and Microbiology as well as a Masters in Business Administration. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security from Edith Cowan University and is currently enrolled in the Master of Cyber Security Operations degree at the University of New South Wales/Australian Defence Force Academy.

He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has qualified as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) from the CFA Institute in the United States. He has over 28 years’ experience in the capital markets with roles in financial analysis, funds management and private equity investing both in Australia and overseas.

He has also been an angel investor in a number of start-up companies in Australia and overseas and sits on the boards of several private and public companies.

Mary Hackett

Mary Hackett

Director

Mary Hackett has an extensive career in the resource sector, spanning more than 30 years, with senior executive roles in Brown & Root, Woodside, and General Electric. Her most recent executive role being CEO of General Electric Oil & Gas for Australasia.

Mary is currently Non-Executive Director and Chair of the ESS (Environment, Social and Safety) committee for Northern Star Resources, Chair of Future Energy Exports Cooperative Research Centre, Non-Executive Director of Strike Energy and Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Finance committee for Clean Marine Fuel Institute.

A Graduate of AICD and is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, Mary holds an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from University College Galway, Ireland.

Aled Miles

Aled Miles

Director

Aled Miles is an executive with global experience in cloud, Industrial IoT, cyber-security, identity & telecoms. He has led organizations from 400 to 2,000 people through reset or difficult market transitions, as well as acquisition and high levels of top / bottom line growth. Since January 2019, he is the Executive Chairman of IoTium. Backed by John Chambers (Chairman Emeritus, Cisco), Honeywell & GE Ventures, IoTium bridges the information (IT) & operational technology (OT) world. This enterprise SaaS infrastructure securely captures and moves data at scale from any device to any cloud from any application to any application. Enterprises can digitally transform & increase efficiency, reduce costs, improve safety and reliability.

Joining in 2016 and until 2018, Miles served as the Chief Executive Officer of TeleSign Corporation; a leader in 2-factor authentication. In 2016 he pivoted the company to the communication platform as a service (CPaaS) market and in 2017 secured the $300m acquisition of TeleSign by BICS (a Proximus/Swisscom/MTN joint venture). Aled was retained through 2018 as CEO to drove post-acquisition YoY growth.

In 2009 to 2015 (the second half of a 20-year career at Symantec Corporation), he was a US based executive. From 2013 to 2015 he served as a Senior Vice President on the group executive committee reporting to the CEO. During this time, he held responsibility for the global ‘Norton’ business unit navigating the $2 billion, 2,000-person consumer division. In 2014/15, Miles led the Latin America geography, returning it to double-digit growth. In 2015, he also held executive responsibility for Symantec’s largest global accounts with teams across the Americas, EMEA, Asia Pacific & Japan.

Key Personnel

Rochelle Fleming

Rochelle Fleming

Chief Operating Officer

Michael Counsel

Michael Counsel

Chief Technology Officer

Finian Koong

Finian Koong

Chief Financial Officer

Jeremy Hulse

Jeremy Hulse

Senior Vice President Sales

Rochelle Fleming

Rochelle Fleming

Chief Operating Officer

Rochelle's background stretches across both the academic and government sectors including the WA Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Office of Science and research development roles at both the University of Western Australian and Edith Cowan University. Most recently Rochelle was the Research and Business Development Advisor for the Security Research Institute at ECU and Company Secretary for the Cyber Security Research Centre Ltd, a coordinated collaborative strategic cyber security research and education effort between academia, government and industry that was recently awarded $147 million in combined Commonwealth and Industry funding. Her extensive experience includes the coordination and management of multi-million dollar research projects and grant programs, project management, administration, and business development.

Rochelle possesses a double degree, specialising in science and business from Curtin University and is furthering her education by undertaking post graduate studies towards a Masters in Cyber Security at Edith Cowan University.

Michael Counsel

Michael Counsel

Chief Technology Officer

Michael is both a technologist and a business leader. He has worked for startups and large corporations alike, including senior executive roles at Oracle and most recently Symantec where he ran the consulting and cyber security services businesses for EMEA, Asia Pacific and Japan.

He was the field CTO at both Oracle and Symantec for a number of years where he drove large customer transformation engagements. This was across financial services, mining and resources, society scale government and telco where large scale security, applications, development and systems infrastructure, and business process integration was required. Michael is comfortable across the entire stack from applications domains such as CRM, HCM, ERP and Manufacturing through to the data management, infrastructure and networking layers. Through all his recent engagements the consideration of options and transition to cloud has been a key element, the multiple aspects of cyber security as well as the software engineering needed to build new capabilities.

Michael especially enjoys directing his customer benefit focus into community based industries and the critical infrastructure sector that plays such a huge and important role in the world we live in.

Finian Koong

Finian Koong

Chief Financial Officer

Finian is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years' experience in senior finance roles across a broad range of industries including oil & gas, banking & finance, mining, technology and services. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia.

Finian's most recent experience prior to Sapien includes 12 years with Woodside Petroleum in a variety of senior finance roles and was the CFO & Co-Company Secretary of Coda Minerals. His experience span large multi-national organisations such as JP Morgan, GE Capital, SGS, Woodside Petroleum and Bankers Trust as well as early-staged businesses such as Coda Minerals and Asia Online.

Jeremy Hulse

Jeremy Hulse

Senior Vice President Sales

Jeremy Hulse is a business executive with over 35 years of experience in the information technology and cybersecurity industry. Jeremy’s experience equates to a broad industry knowledge allowing him to apply his skills as an accomplished problem solver with an ability to identify, strategise, implement and adapt technology aligned with risk mitigation needs in today’s complex operating environments.

This technical background and business leadership experience enables him to evaluate business and market challenges, identifying underlying issues in an analytical and objective manner, resulting in the provision of structured and clear mitigation strategies for implementation.

Jeremy has achieved notable success with a number of global organisations and has extensive Asia Pacific knowledge across a diverse cross-section of large defence, government , enterprise and telecommunications organisations.

Prior to joining Sapien Cyber, Jeremy worked with a range of organisations in various roles such as General Manager Critical Infrastructure and Cybersecurity (CIC) at Thales Australia, Vice President Asia Pacific for M86 Security, Asia Pacific Security services for Cisco, and Asia Pacific Director of Security Services for Oracle.

Advisory Board

Andrew Dowse AO

Andrew Dowse AO

Chair

David Campbell

David Campbell

Jacinta Reddan

Jacinta Reddan

Professor Craig Valli

Professor Craig Valli

Shaun Gregory

Shaun Gregory

Gai Brodtmann

Gai Brodtmann

Danielle Cave

Danielle Cave