Director of Technology & Security Assurance, BRM Advisory
Jo has over 30 years’ experience in the IT field some of which were spent as CIO in the Utilities and as Group CIO in the Tourism space, and with significant experience in the Information Security arena including as CISO in the healthcare sector. She underpins her information technology and security background with her qualifications in education and management.
She specializes in consulting in risk and technology issues with a particular emphasis on governance and security in both the commercial and operational areas of businesses. Jo provides strategic advice to organisations across a number of industry sectors including banking and finance, utilities, manufacturing, tertiary education, retail, healthcare and government.
Jo has extensive board and committee experience. She has chaired a number of ISACA’s international committees including the Board Audit & Risk Committee, Leadership Development and Professional Influence & Advocacy. She served as an Elected Director on ISACA’s international Board of Directors for seven years and was the founder of its global women’s leadership initiative, SheLeadsTech and is Vice President, Communities for the Australian Computer Society.
Because of her involvement with the SheLeadsTech program and her rural background Jo was selected from a large number of candidates to be one of only two non-government delegates to join the official Australian Government delegation to the 62nd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) held in New York in March 2018. She returned to the UN in 2019 and again virtually spoke at UN events in 2021, 2022 and conducted a conversation circle with women from 12 nations in 2023.
She has spoken on Capitol Hill during a Day of Advocacy designed to bring tech leaders together in one place to discuss issues related to women in technology and then to meet with Congress representatives and Senator’s offices.
Jo has an annual award established in her honour to recognise her outstanding leadership and commitment to increasing the representation of women in technology leadership. The inaugural ISACA Oceania Jo Stewart-Rattray Award was awarded in September 2018.
QUALIFICATIONS AND AWARDS
Master of Education Studies – Psychology
Bachelor of Education in Adult Education - Psychology
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)
Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
Eugene M. Frank Award for Meritorious Performance, ISACA Global (2020)
ISACA Global Hall of Fame Inductee (2023)