Jo Stewart-Rattray, of RSM Bird Cameron, Elected Vice President of ISACA

Taken from BlogRolling Meadows, IL, USA (27 June 2011)—Jo Stewart-Rattray, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CSEPS, director of information security at RSM Bird Cameron, Australia, was elected international vice president of ISACA—a global association serving 95,000 IT governance, assurance and security professionals in 160 countries—at its World Congress:  INSIGHTS 2011 conference in Washington DC, USA, today.

“Jo’s contributions as a talented and experienced security professional have been of great value to ISACA,” said Ken Vander Wal, CISA, CPA, partner (retired) at Ernst & Young, who was elected international president of ISACA today. “She will be a strong addition to the ISACA board of directors.”

Founded in 1969, ISACA develops international standards for information systems auditing and control, provides education and training, and administers the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) designations. Additionally, ISACA developed and continually updates COBIT, the internationally accepted framework for governance of enterprise IT.


“I am looking forward to working with the board to ensure that ISACA is the thought and deed leader across our constituency base,” said Stewart-Rattray. “I believe that ISACA’s strength in research, credentialing and professional development is second to none.”


Stewart-Rattray has 24 years of experience in the IT field, including some spent as chief information officer in the utilities space and 15 in the information security arena. She specializes in consulting in information security issues, with a particular emphasis on governance in both the commercial and operational areas of businesses. She provides strategic advice to organizations across a number of industry sectors, including banking and finance, utilities, automotive manufacturing, tertiary education, retail, and government. She was a member of CIGRE’s international working group B5.38, which assessed information security risks in power system operations within SCADA systems and the implementation of appropriate controls.


Stewart-Rattray is past president of the ISACA Adelaide Chapter, is the chair of ISACA’s Leadership Development Committee, and is a member of the COBIT Security Task Force. She also has been a chair of ISACA’s Security Management Committee.


In addition to Stewart-Rattray, six other IT professionals were elected to ISACA leadership positions. Ken Vander Wal, CISA, CPA, partner (retired) at Ernst & Young, was elected international president (USA). Elected as international vice presidents were Christos Dimitriadis, CISA, CISM, head of information security at INTRALOT S.A. (Greece); Greg Grocholski, CISA, corporate auditor at The Dow Chemical Company (USA); Tony Hayes, CGEIT, AFCHSE, CHE, FACS, FCPA, FIIA, associate director-general of the Department of Communities in the Queensland Government (Australia); Niraj Kapasi, CISA, FCA, IT auditor and director for Kapasi Bangad Tech Consulting Pvt. Ltd. (India); and Jeff Spivey, CRISC, CPP, PSP, director of Security Risk Management Inc. (SRM) (USA).

Two directors were appointed to ISACA’s board:  Allan Boardman, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CA (SA), CISSP, information risk manager at a leading investment bank (United Kingdom), and Marc Vael, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CISSP, chief audit executive at Smals (Belgium).


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