Richard Harrison

Richard Harrison

Chief Information Security Officer
healthAlliance

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 cyber security 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 cyber security 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 put authority in the frontline by integrating decision making within the workflow.

Appearing at
FST Gov NZ
23 September 2021
  • Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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...
FST Auckland
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.