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Minters’ consulting arm continues cyber growth with 4 senior hires

MinterEllison Consulting, the consulting business of national law firm MinterEllison, has been growing its national cyber security practice, having recently added two directors, a manager and a senior consultant to its ranks, following its appointment of a lead partner earlier this month — and its growth isn’t done yet.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 01 June 2023 Big Law
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Tulin Sevgin and Russell Weir have joined MinterEllison Consulting as directors, having commenced in March and May, respectively.

Ms Sevgin was formerly the director of third-party risk management at UpGuard, and before that, was a cyber risk lead at InConsult and IT risk manager at Commonwealth Bank. She will be based in the firm’s Sydney office.

Mr Weir is joining the firm’s Brisbane office and has recently joined from the City of Newcastle, where he served as chief technology officer and deputy chief information officer, and was also the head of cyber security at WithYouWithMe.


Elsewhere, Natasha Basukoski and Jamie Dunn have joined Minters’ consulting arm in the firm’s Sydney office, with Ms Basukoski having come over in April from Ankura, where she served as a director, and Mr Dunn having worked at UpGuard as a third-party security risk analyst.

Ms Basukoski will be a manager, while Mr Dunn will be a senior consultant.

The news follows the firm’s hiring of Shannon Sedgwick as the head of cyber security for its consulting arm earlier in May.

In conversation with Lawyers Weekly, a Minters spokesperson noted that, following these recent senior hires, there are still plans for team growth in the consulting business, in response to client demand.

Speaking about the four new hires, Mr Sedgwick said he was “thrilled” to welcome the newest team members, positing they “bring an added depth and dimension to our combined consulting and legal cyber security offering”.

“Over the past year, there has been heightened awareness of cyber security risks among some of the country’s largest companies which have suffered significant breaches. Cyber risk remains a top five priority for organisations, as confirmed by our recently published 2023 Cyber Risk report,” he said.

“Clients face challenges due to under-resourcing, under-preparedness and limited understanding of their regulatory, legal and technical requirements. They are turning to our rapidly growing team of consultants and existing highly experienced legal practitioners for a comprehensive response to cyber security encompassing strategic planning, incident response, data governance, M&A due diligence, supply chain risk management, regulatory and legal, and technical cyber security advisory.”