David Higgins

CISO & Head of Technology Operational Risk & Compliance


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David is an information & cyber security leader who is passionate about helping organisations create resilient digital environments and thriving security cultures across their digital lives.

As Kiwibank’s CISO & Head of Tech Op Risk & Compliance, David’s work helps to secure New Zealand’s largest domestic bank in one of cybercrime’s most targeted industries around the world. Success depends on innovation, collaboration, and a thriving security-conscious culture across the breadth of the organisation.

Having been in incident response since the Y2K bug was set to impact banking and financial services around the world, David has seen his fair share of war rooms, but undeniably most of his meaningful crisis management experience comes from parenthood.


Next Appearance
Future of Security, New Zealand 2023
8 Speakers
1 Sponsors
David Higgins
Sharon Abbott
ANZ New Zealand
Phil Ross
Air New Zealand
Jay Spreitzer
Wells Fargo (HK)
Eli Hirschauge
Tower Insurance
Marc Armitage
Bank of New Zealand
To participate as a speaker:
Dhananjai Raju
Conference Producer
T: +61 421 988 478
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Jasmine Haw Alverez
Conference Producer
T: +61 2 8484 0918
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Ben Turner
General Manager, Disruption
T: +61 416 947 953