Stuart Mort and Natasha Passley joins KPMG’s Cyber practice

19 April 2022 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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Big Four firm KPMG has added two new partners to its growing Cyber practice: Stuart Mort and Natasha Passley.

Stuart Mort brings more than 25 years of international technology experience to KPMG in Sydney. Most recently, he served as global head of consulting and Chief Security Officer at legal services firm Law In Order over the past year.

Prior to that, he was the Chief Technology Officer for cyber and ICT solutions at Optus, joining the company in 2016 after a twelve-year stint in senior information security roles for Oracle covering large swathes of the globe.

Stuart Mort and Natasha Passley joins KPMG’s Cyber practice

Natasha Passley crosses from an executive manager role with IAG, where during the past five years she has served as head of cyber security and more recently cyber strategy, architecture and consulting.

Prior to moving to Sydney in 2016, Passley served in senior technology positions with Deutsche Bank, the UK Financial Conduct Authority, Credit Suisse, and Barclays Capital in London. Earlier, she spent a year as a technology consultant at Accenture.

“What a fantastic first weeks I’ve had at this amazing organisation that is KPMG,” Passley said on joining last month. “I’ve been inspired by the amount of female talent across tech, cyber and risk. The first period has been a great insight into everything happening across the organisation, with client meetings, presentations, and an insightful panel of cyber female leaders. I’m very much looking forward to further enhancing and growing our cyber practice.”

The addition of Mort and Passley brings the number of partners in KPMG’s Cyber practice to fourteen – they lead a team of “hundreds of specialists” according to a KPMG release.

The unit is led by the Dutchman Martijn Verbree, who took over from Gordon Archibald earlier this year. Archibald meanwhile serves as Cyber Futures Lead and Chief Technology Officer.