Jo Stewart-Rattray from Auburn, South Australia has been appointed as Company Secretary for the National Rural Women’s Coalition as an Independent Director.Jo has over 25 years’ experience in the Technology field some of which were spent as CIO in the Utilities and Tourism arenas, and 19 in the Information Security arena. She underpins her technology and cyber security background with her qualifications in education and management.
She specialises in consulting in strategic technology issues with a particular emphasis on governance in both the commercial and operational areas of businesses. Jo provides strategic advice to organisations across a number of industry sectors including banking and finance, utilities, manufacturing, tertiary education, retail and government.
Jo has chaired a number of regional and international boards and committees including some 7 years on ISACA’s International Board of Directors and is currently Chair of its global women’s leadership initiative, SheLeadsTech.Because of her involvement with ISACA and the SheLeadsTech program and her rural background Jo was selected from a large number of candidates to be one of only two non-government delegates and was invited to join the official Australian Government delegation to the 62nd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) held in New York in March 2018.
Recently, Jo has had an award established in her honour to recognize her outstanding leadership and commitment to increasing the representation of women in technology leadership and the tech workforce more broadly. The inaugural ISACA Oceania Jo Stewart-Rattray award was awarded in Melbourne on 3 September 2018.