Richard Harrison

Richard Harrison

Chief Information Security Officer

Richard is an accomplished strategic, forward-thinking IT Security Professional and Digital Business Leader with 16 years of senior and board-level experience including security management, compliance, risk assessment, policy improvement, reporting and strategic input. He has a unique blend of business and IT management experience gained in customer driven technology-focused businesses.

At healthAlliance, Richard is focused on building an information security transformation strategy and programme designed to embed robust and effective governance over cybersecurity and risk; improve visibility into our environment and know the unknown; ensure security by design from initiation, design, build and operate; excel in the basic areas of security hygiene and ensure we communicate, educate and build awareness of cybersecurity risks changing behaviours and culture as a consequence.

He has extensive experience in leading change that is adaptive, integral and emergent based on data and knowledge not reactive, utilising strategy and digital technology to achieve secure innovation and growth. His approach is to motivate people by creating work environments that are intrinsically satisfying. He encourages independent decisions based on information and knowledge and puts authority in the frontline by integrating decision-making within the workflow.

Appearing at
FST Government NZ 2022 postponed until 2022
24 February 2022
  • Lower Hutt Events Centre
The New Zealand Government has in recent years made impressive strides in its digital transformation agenda. Achievements of note include the rollout of its one-stop-shop customer service hub, gov. NZ, coordinating its data sharing and management program (under the Data...
Auckland Future of Security postponed until 2022
30 March 2022
  • Cordis Auckland
Strengthening Security Controls from the Inside Out The accelerated digital transformation that was brought about by COVID-19 has also thrown financial organisations into significant security challenges. This year, future-proofing security for both internal and customer-facing systems, improving cyber protection for...
9 April 2019
  • Hilton Auckland
The 2nd Annual Future of Security, Auckland Conference 2019 will deliberate the latest cyber security insights and solutions for the New Zealand financial services industry.