CEO Forums

Through our business owners survey, we have received requests for a special interest group to be formed, to meet the specific needs of CEO’s and Managing Director’s.

In order to get the most out of these forums, we ask that all attendees meet these minimum requirements: 

- Own or manage a $10 million plus business

- Manage or employ a minimum of 30 plus employees 

We intend to host these events three to four times per year, and will bring together business leaders to discuss topics pertinent to this criteria.

CEO Forum – 20 March 2018

Cyber security – it’s not just about compliance.

By taking care of cyber security – making sure the integrity of your company, customer and supplier data is secure, your business can develop new ways of communicating with their clients and suppliers, create new global markets confident in your international compliance.  With a strong and secure data platform, you can use technology as a real enabler to business growth. 

In 2017, cyber-crime cost the global economy US$3 trillion... and New Zealand is not immune. From over 100 ransomware attacks a day to phishing emails and fraudulent online activities, New Zealand business's reputations and finances have been seriously affected over the past year.

As it becomes clear that cyber-crime is no longer an IT issue, but something that boards and executives need to prepare and plan for, New Zealand businesses are grappling with how to approach and deal with these new risks.

Come and join Peter Bailey, General Manager of Aura Information Security for light refreshments and find out about global and local cyber security trends, how these are affecting New Zealand businesses, and most importantly, what your business should be doing to prepare for and prevent attacks.

This will be an opportunity to hear from an expert in the field, as well as ask any questions you might have about cyber security.  Please feel free to invite your technology manager with you if you think this would be of value to your business. 


Peter Bailey - General Manager, Aura Information Security

As General Manager of leading cyber security consulting business, Aura Information Security, Peter Bailey’s role comprises of two key functions: maintaining the company’s strong track record in delivering high quality customer service and solutions; and helping businesses of all shapes and sizes understand the need for robust security practices.

Based out of Aura’s Wellington offices, Bailey oversees a team of more than 23 experts – all hand-picked from around the world – to deliver a full range of services to Government institutions, SMEs and corporate clients in New Zealand and Australia. This includes consulting services, penetration, red team, Wi-Fi and mobile testing; as well as secure code review and Virtual Security Officer.

Bailey is a respected thought leader in the cyber security industry and is regularly called upon by media and Government to provide both comment and advice. He holds the main relationship on the all-of-government security panel and is also part of a government advisory group focused on the skills shortage in the security industry.

South African-born, Bailey graduated from Stellenbosch University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Psychology.

He has worked in advertising and held a range of customer service and production roles at organisational risk consultancy Sysdoc. In late 2010 Bailey joined the Ministry of Justice as national operations training manager before joining Aura InfoSec in March 2013 in his previous role as Service Delivery Manager. 

In 2015 Aura Information Security was acquired by leading business telecommunications provider, Kordia Group. Bailey forms part of the Kordia executive team headed by Group CEO Scott Bartlett.

Event details

Date:  20 March 2018

Time:  4pm – 6pm

Venue:  AUT Millennium, 17 Antares Place.  (The Finish Line Room). Click here to view venue map

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