Narelle Devine

Chief Information Security Officer, Asia Pacific at Telstra

Narelle Devine is Telstra’s Asia Pacific Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Narelle began her career in the Royal Australian Navy before joining the Australian Government’s Department of Human Services as CISO. She has a diversified history spanning the military, government, and private sectors.

Telstra’s cyber security operations, intelligence, risk, governance, compliance, development, and engagement are all overseen by Narelle. Narelle has a bachelor’s degree in information systems and English, a master’s degree in information technology, and a master’s degree in systems engineering. She is a current member of the RSAC Advisory Board and the AISA Executive Advisory Board, and she is passionate about workplace culture, diversity, training, and recruitment.

Narelle was awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM) in the 2016 Australia Day Honours List for meritorious achievement as the Deputy Director-Cyber (Maritime) in the Joint Capability Coordination Division – and has led a colourful life, working, and protecting the nation, citizens, and systems in the military, government, and now the private sector.