Michelle Price

Michelle is passionate about emerging technology, startups and scale-ups and Australia’s science and technology foundations. She is in particular a champion of Australia’s cyber security sector enabling all Australian organisations to grow and take advantage of the cyber world. She is also a strong advocate for increasing diversity in the cyber security workforce and inspiring people with the possibilities of cyber innovation. Michelle is the CEO of AustCyber, the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network Ltd, part of the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centres Initiative and, as of February 2021, a part of Stone & Chalk Group. Michelle was the inaugural Chief Operating Officer of AustCyber, joining the company in January 2017 and appointed as CEO in April 2018. Prior to joining AustCyber, Michelle was the first Senior Adviser for Cyber Security at the National Security College within The Australian National University. Before joining the ANU, she held various strategy and risk management roles across the Australian Government, including at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), where she was instrumental to the delivery of the Government’s 2015 Cyber Security Review and 2016 Cyber Security Strategy. Prior to PM&C, Michelle worked in several strategy and risk roles across Government, including in law enforcement and health portfolios. Prior to Government, Michelle worked on risk management and strategy in Australia’s food industry, focusing on the development and implementation of national food safety standards and supply chain management. She has also worked in the advertising industry, in regional Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics, Business Law) from Macquarie University, a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communications) from the University of Technology Sydney and is an alumna of the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government.


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9 - 11 march