Michelle Price

Chief Executive Officer, AustCyber

Chief Executive Officer, AustCyber. AustCyber was established in 2017 as part of the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centres Initiative. Inaugural Chief Operating Officer of AustCyber, joining the company in January 2017 and appointed as Chief Executive Officer in April 2018. Formerly, first Senior Adviser for Cyber Security, National Security College, The Australian National University; established an integrated approach to its cybersecurity programme across executive and postgraduate education and policy engagement. Formerly with the Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C); was instrumental to the delivery of the Australian Government’s 2015 Cyber Security Review and Cyber Security Strategy; also delivered the National Security Strategic Risk Framework (the first of its kind in the world) and Coordinated National Security Budget. Worked in several strategy and risk roles across government, having moved to the public service from the communication and media sector and the food safety segment of Australia’s food manufacturing sector. Passionate about Australia’s cybersecurity sector enabling all Australian organizations to grow and take advantage of the cyber world. Strong advocate for increasing diversity in the cybersecurity workforce and helping people be inspired by the possibilities of cyber innovation.