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Minters adds cyber partner for consulting business

National law firm MinterEllison has appointed a new partner for its cyber risk consulting arm.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 02 May 2023 Big Law
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Shannon Sedgwick (pictured) has joined Minters’ consulting business as a partner, having come over from management consulting firm Ankura, where he led the APAC cyber practice.

Mr Sedgwick has also worked with Deloitte and is currently the chair of Castlepoint Systems and a non-executive director of The Keeping Place.

He has, Minters said in a statement, “significant experience” with private equity and venture capital firms providing technology and cyber risk due diligence on pre- and post-acquisitions, and is “widely recognised” as an expert in cyber governance, risk, compliance, and security.


Speaking about the appointment, Minters’ managing partner and chief executive, Virginia Briggs, said: “Shannon’s appointment reflects the demand in the business community for cyber risk, governance, and cyber security consulting services. The need for expert cyber security advice grew markedly in 2022, and this trend continues in 2023.”

“We’re pleased to welcome a leader of Shannon’s global calibre and profile to MinterEllison. He’ll play a key role in our multi-disciplinary legal and consulting approach to client service,” she said.

MinterEllison Consulting’s managing partner, Andrew Cunningham, added: “Shannon’s experience and skills deepen our current legal and consulting cyber risk practice to deliver clients solutions to build their cyber resilience, assist compliance, and protect them from and respond to threats. He has worked across industries and will be an asset to our government and key industry teams.”

“All businesses, regardless of industry, demand greater breadth and depth to cyber security services. They know they need to incorporate cyber security into all aspects of their business to minimise vulnerabilities and disruption,” he noted.

And Mr Sedgwick said: “I am so pleased to join MinterEllison, where I will work with government and private industry clients to develop solutions to incorporate cyber risk into their business strategy. I am highly motivated to build cyber resilience and maturity within organisations and across industry.”

“MinterEllison’s broad range of services, which combine technology consulting and legal services relating to cyber security, offers clients a team that can comprehensively plan for and respond to issues and threats. I look forward to taking MinterEllison’s cyber services to a new level,” he concluded.

Jerome Doraisamy

Jerome Doraisamy

Jerome Doraisamy is the editor of Lawyers Weekly. A former lawyer, he has worked at Momentum Media as a journalist on Lawyers Weekly since February 2018, and has served as editor since March 2022. He is also the host of all five shows under The Lawyers Weekly Podcast Network, and has overseen the brand's audio medium growth from 4,000 downloads per month to over 60,000 downloads per month, making The Lawyers Weekly Show the most popular industry-specific podcast in Australia. Jerome is also the author of The Wellness Doctrines book series, an admitted solicitor in NSW, and a board director of Minds Count.

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