We bring together diverse people and skillsets to build integrated teams designed for the bespoke needs of each individual project
Glenn is the Chief Executive Officer of Anchoram Consulting. Before founding Anchoram, Glenn held various C-level positions, such as CIO, CTO, CISO, and CIGO, across a variety of Government Departments.
Glenn began his ICT leadership and management career in the Australian Army over 25 years ago, where he completed a number of overseas deployments. Post-military Glenn transitioned into the public service with DFAT, gaining experience in diverse corporate, diplomatic, and ICT environments on an international level at various Australian embassies around the world. He has since held senior leadership positions at various agencies, including: Geoscience Australia, Department of Resources Energy and Tourism (RET), the Attorney General’s Department (AGD), and The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Glenn is known for his strong national security background and deep experience in leading, managing, and supporting all aspects of services relating to people, resources, processes, and technology. Glenn’s advice is highly sought after by senior management and technical and governance committees.
Outside of work Glenn is a keen motoring enthusiast and owns a small farm in rural New South Wales.
Harpreet (Harry) is our Chief Operating Officer and leads our Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) practice. Prior to founding Anchoram, Harry was a Risk Advisory Principal in a Big 4 consulting firm.
Known for his collaborative working style, leadership skills, and sound strategic advice on governance, cyber security, risk management, performance improvement, and compliance, Harry has led numerous technology assurance and advisory engagements for public, private, and not-for-profits.
He held various client-facing roles within Government, Energy & Resources, and Transport and Logistics. A qualified Chartered Accountant, Harry is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He is endorsed by the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) Industry Registered Assessor Program (IRAP), and holds project management and IT Service Management qualifications.
A family man, Harry is a cricket-tragic in summer and AFL fan in winter, which he balances with his commitment to life-time learning, ethics and philosophy.
Steve is our National Partner for Internal Auditing with more than 20 years’ experience leading assurance and risk advisory teams in the private and public sectors.
He is the Immediate Past-President of IIA-Australia, a member of the IIA-Australia Board, a member of the global International Internal Audit Standards Board (IIASB), and the Executive Committee of the Asian Confederation of Institutes of internal Auditors. Stephen represented IIA on the Standards Australia working group tasked with redrafting the Fraud and Corruption Standard AS8001:2021.
With significant industry experience, including Partnership in a large international advisory firm, Steve’s senior consulting roles spanned the public sector and the retail, manufacturing, and health care industries across business and technology risk management areas.
Sought out globally for his high quality, authoritative, independent, and confidential advice, Stephen chairs a number of Audit Risk & Improvement Committees.
Outside his busy work schedule, Steve is a self-described ‘aspiring golfer’, and enjoys boating, fishing and anything water related – a natural fit for Anchoram.
Keiren is Anchoram Consulting’s Director of Cyber Security Testing Services. An experienced offensive security practitioner, aka penetration tester, his most recent roles were with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and the Department of Defence.
Keiren’s span of professional experience over the past eight years includes delivering penetration testing engagements, conducting vulnerability research and exploit development, and managing security incidents across web, mobile, infrastructure and cloud solutions. In these roles he adopted a proactive and adversarial approach to protecting computer systems, networks and individuals from attacks.
Known for his innovative and hard-working mindset, Keiren is capable of applying his extensive cyber security knowledge to any system in pursuit of developing resilient, secure, and robust solutions.
Among his achievements, Keiren championed new techniques for analysing network traffic for various applications. During his time at Telstra, Keiren managed security information and event management (SIEM) tools to detect, analyse and triage security incidents for Telstra’s highest-tier customers.
Currently pursuing his Master of Cyber Security Operations at UNSW, Keiren holds certificates in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunication, Offensive Security (as a certified and wireless professional), as well as being a CREST registered tester with the SANS SEC760 + SEC660 advanced penetration testing and exploit development qualifications.
James Kambourian is the Senior Director of our Critical Infrastructure practice and brings over 20 years of experience in operational technologies (OT), particularly within the utilities and transportation sectors.
As part of our OT Security team, James offers deep expertise across Enterprise technology with a focus on management, advisory, architecture, systems engineering, and cyber security.
Prior to joining Anchoram, James established the cyber security practice for the private operator of the Sydney Metro Northwest - the first fully automated railway in Australia. He also participated in various national critical infrastructure protection exercises and worked as part of the development group for the Australian Standard for Cyber Security in Rail AS7770.
Having worked closely with many consultancies James knows what success looks like, and this understanding drives his focus on customer expectations and high quality outcomes.
When not off protecting rail networks you can find James lounging at the beach or digging around in the garden.
Harman is Anchoram Consulting’s Chief Information Officer, leading our Technology Solutions and Architecture. With more than 15 years as an enterprise solutions architect, management consultant, team lead, and developer across public and private organisations, Harman has been instrumental in setting up various Canberra based technology and consulting start-ups.
Specialising in technology advisory and digital transformation, his strategic planning, enterprise technology modernisation, and architecture skills has attracted various recognition awards, including the ‘Recognition of Service’ award for excellence in delivering technology solutions at Shared Services ICT within the ACT Government.
An innovator, pragmatist and ‘can do’ practitioner, Harman is known for his ability to help organisations across all sectors make the best use of available technology to manage complex problems. Harman has a Masters in IT (Business Informatics) from the University of Canberra, a Bachelor in Computer Science and Engineering and a certified TOGAF Practitioner, with qualifications in COBIT, DevOps, ITIL, and Project Management.
Also a dedicated family man, Harman is a car enthusiast and a bit of a book worm.
Paul Leitao leads Anchoram Consulting’s Cyber Security Testing practice as part of our Integrated Security Services team. With 20 years of experience across various information security-related fields, Paul brings a host of capabilities to lead and enhance our service offerings.
Paul has carried out numerous penetration testing engagements for some of the largest financial institutions in Australia, and specialises in the areas of vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, intrusion detection, architecture design, incident handling, and SOC uplift and optimisation.
Prior to joining Anchoram, Paul worked across many industry verticals and many subdomains. He has worked in financial services, construction, consulting, telecommunications, state and federal government and higher education sectors, servicing major clients, including NBN, the ANZ Bank, Victoria Police and Monash University.
After work you might catch Paul cruising the highway on his motorbike, teaching Jiu Jitsu, or seeking out the next best spot to hide his credit cards from the kids. He is also committed to doing his part for society and often volunteers with returned service people.
Margy is a Director in our Protective Security practice and brings more than 30 years of experience in security risk management. Over her career, Margy has performed in roles encompassing a broad range of national and international settings, including policing, aviation, professional services, air cargo, transport, and government.
Margy’s career began working as a Detective for Victoria Police, which provided her with the investigative skillset that would see her take on the investigator role at the NDIA. In her most recent role at ARPANSA, Margaret was responsible for the protective security program including personnel security, physical security, information security, and governance.
She also has extensive experience in compliance to government transport security programs, ASIC programs, and other such regulations and standards that she gained whilst working in aviation, air cargo, and transportation for international transport integrators.
Over the course of her career Margy has received several awards for assistance provided to the AFP and ABF during investigations into illegal imports. Her Victoria Police awards include a Highly Commended Chief Commissioners Certificate, District Commendation, Long Service, and Good Conduct Medal.
Seeking to give back to her professional and social communities, Margy has also been a member of the Air Cargo International Forum, former Secretary for the CAPEC security sub committee, and member of several Airport Security Consultative Committees, including for Sydney.
In terms of qualifications, Margaret holds a Graduate Diploma of Risk Management, Graduate Certificate in Security Management, Diploma Government Investigations, Diploma Government Security, Diploma Public Safety – Emergency Management, Certificate IV Security Personnel Vetting.
Outside of the office you might find Marg improving her swing at the golf course or browsing the local antique store for the next piece in her collection of mid-century furniture.
Zak McGuinness is a Manager in our Governance, Risk & Compliance team. Over the past 22 years Zak has delivered positive outcomes across both the Australian private and public sectors, local and federal government.
His working life has spanned over 22 years and has included working in customer service, IT audit, IT governance, IT support, ISO 9001:2015 audit, project management, enterprise risk management, and corporate performance planning and reporting.
Zak is sought out for his collaborative working style, and highly effective written and verbal communication to a range of technical and non-technical audiences. He is knownfor being a positive, people-focused professional who builds networks and always seeks out improvement opportunities.
Zak is a qualified Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), also has qualifications in project management and quality management (ISO 9001:2015), quality management audit (ISO 19011:2011), IT service management and IT hardware and software support.
Outside of work Zak enjoys progressing his many personal IT projects, home improvement work, and enjoying the nearby beach in central Queensland with his family.
Charles leads our Data and Enterprise Information Management (DEIM) service line. Charles brings 25 years of information engineering and governance management experience to the Anchoram team, including more than six years’ experience as an Information Science academic at the University of Canberra.
A natural mentor, his skills span public and private enterprise in Government, Energy, Clinical, and Logistics.
Having held various management positions in engineering design, data analysis, system integration and migration, and academia, Charles focuses on the relationship between business and information, with an emphasis on security.
Charles is sought out for advice on governance, security, risk management, and compliance.
On weekends you can sometimes spot Charles Palmer on his R1200RT BMW or paragliding above Canberra, which he balances with his interest in migrating Pianola rolls to midi files.
Sarju Pandey is an Analyst in our Governance, Risk and Compliance practice.
Sarju graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the Australian Catholic University in 2018 and is currently pursuing her post graduate studies, undertaking her Master of Business Informatics from the University of Canberra.
With her five years’ experience in customer facing roles, Sarju possesses a strong customer service focus in any task that she undertakes. She is also known to be a creative and enthusiastic individual with strong data analytics and presentation skills.
Off the clock, Sarju can be found with a good book in hand or on a replenishing walk around one of many good lakes around Canberra.
Craig leads our Integrated Security Services service line. With more than 30 years of service across civil policing and the complex dimensions of military security, Craig brings his extensive experience as a senior national security professional to our clients.
Craig worked in national and international settings, including the highest levels of the Australian government. He held senior roles in the Australian Defence Force, the Defence Intelligence Organisation, and the Australian Federal Police (AFP). Craig led the Protective Security Branch of the AFP, charged with assessing terrorist, foreign state actors, organised crime and cyber-criminal threats.
Craig holds a Masters of Defence and Strategic Studies from Kings College London and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
When possible Craig enjoys national and international travel with his wife and is also a reader.
Jordan is Anchoram Consulting’s Chief Marketing Officer and leads our Critical Infrastructure Security services. Before co-founding Anchoram, he held various Operational Technology security positions for public and private organisations world-wide.
Jordan began his career as a cyber warfare officer in the Australian Air Force, which included planning and leading Australia's first Air Force cyber deployment to the Middle East. Jordan has since delivered the cybersecurity of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) in specialist, management, and academic roles for large security, critical infrastructure, and Big 4 consulting organisations across Asia Pacific and North America.
A qualified engineer, Jordan brings his Project Management, Industrial Control Systems, and Security Architecture skills to his clients. He is also an avid futurist, and is currently completing doctoral research into space systems resilience.
Known for his values orientation, and passionate people focus, Jordan is keenly sought for mission-critical advice on the risk, resilience, compliance, threat, and security of operational systems.
Collaboration and strategy are best complimented by creativity, and outside consulting Jordan loves getting his hands covered in paint and clay, probably with half a glass of Barossa shiraz nearby. His paintings are on display in various galleries and in collections around the world.
Rowan is the Communications Manager for Anchoram Consulting. Before joining the firm, Rowan held various positions for large, medium, and small organisations across Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.
Rowan began his decade-long career as a cadet journalist with the likes of 4BC Radio Brisbane, before working with Regional Development Australia and The University of the Sunshine Coast in communications roles. He would go on to work with the ABC (Sunshine Coast and Adelaide) as well as News Corp for The Sunshine Coast Daily and The Gympie Times newsrooms.
Always actively invested in his communities, Rowan also has professional experience working with indigenous peoples, worldwide as well as state, and national sporting organisations.
A highlight of Rowan's career was an extended stint as a science communicator with two Canadian institutions, The University of Guelph and McGill University, on Indigenous adaptation to the health effects of climate change and traditional skills and knowledge adaptation.
Outside of work, Rowan is a passionate outdoorsman and can regularly be found hiking, skiing, or hanging from a cliff face (thankfully with a rope).
Jason is an experienced audit and risk professional, and Partner in our Internal Auditing practice. He holds more than 20 years’ experience across a number of large complex organisations with multiple functions, geographies, and sectors.
Before Anchoram, Jason has worked both as a consultant and as a Chief Audit Executive with Cleanaway Waste Management and Transpacific Group Industries. His primary skills lie in Risk Management, Internal Audit, Risk Strategy, Business Continuity and Forensic Services.
A fully Certified Internal Auditor with certifications in Risk Management (CRMA) and Control Self-Assessment (CCSA), Jason has extensive experience in managing key C-suite and Board relationships as well as delivering strategies across a multitude of industries, geographies and cultures.
Known as a strong communicator, Jason is capable of robust leadership discussions where necessary, and is a believer in a challenging but collaborative approach to involving Board members.
Away from work Jason is an avid sports enthusiast and has great interest in wildlife, reading, and writing.