Colin James

Colin James

Colin James            

Head of Security Vodafone NZ Ltd

Colin has been involved in the IT and more specifically the cyber security industry now for over 20 years, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He has been in the role of Head of Security with Vodafone for five years, managing Vodafone’s internal technology security, cyber security operations, consumer and enterprise security offerings, and overall security strategy.

Colin began his career by joining the Royal New Zealand Air Force and spent 11 years in the military on various deployments and operations. Upon leaving the military Colin went to work for Unisys and then on to KPMG Consulting, which later became BearingPoint, as a Security Consultant before moving into the Telco space with Telecom/Geni as Security Operations Manager eight years ago.

Colin is a current board member of Netsafe and is a keen advocate of online safety and digital parenting.

Outside of work he can be seen at the Auckland Observatory where he is involved in public lectures on basic astronomy and celestial navigation and acts as the CTO for the Observatory and Planetarium.



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