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"Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience."
Clarence Day

Our People

Meet the team that makes our work possible

There’s no shortage of consultants that claim to understand information security and privacy. But few have the knowledge and experience that our team can bring to your project.

All of our consultants are information security professionals with extensive real world experience across both the public and private sector.

What’s more, they’re also real people with real life interests outside of the office. Just like you. Given how much time we spend at our computers, that might just be a surprise to some people!


Jim Shaw

Director | Consulting Partner

Jim Shaw

Since I first encountered a hacker in an IT system I was responsible for 27 years ago, I have been working with clients to help them understand and manage the risks to which the information systems supporting their businesses are exposed.

As a keen cyclist for many years, I still enjoy the rush of a fast downhill either on or off-road. I also enjoy time with my children and grandchildren, walking, sailing, dabbling with electronics and making my own bread, cheese, beer and wine.

Mobile: +64 21 689 998

Email: jim.shaw@axenic.co.nz

Chris Blunt

Director | Consulting Partner

Chris Blunt

I’m passionate about delivering high-quality pragmatic advice that supports and enables our clients to achieve their business goals and objectives. I love talking to people about what they are trying to accomplish and helping them make it happen.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, listening to music, playing guitar, watching rugby and movies, reading and drinking the occasional craft beer.

Mobile: +64 21 635 883

Email: chris.blunt@axenic.co.nz

Terry Chapman

General Manager

Terry Chapman

I believe that security done well can help our clients balance the trade-off between new and exciting opportunities and the risk for their businesses. Professionally, I thrive on solving big hairy problems.

Outside of work, I’m kept busy with my family (my lovely wife, three kids, two cats and a dog), motorcycling, the occasional tramping trip and a perpetual cycle of home DIY.

Mobile: +64 21 912 739

Email: terry.chapman@axenic.co.nz


Monique Hogervorst

Senior Consultant

Monique Hogervorst

I thrive on helping organisations to adapt theoretical approaches to security into pragmatic and valuable security strategies and plans, focused on the realistic treatment of business risks.

During leisure time I like to be outdoors, walking and exploring the beautiful scenery. I am also a bit of an adrenaline junkie and recently started flying lessons, so when you hear a small air plane overhead it might be me practicing my pilot skills.

Email: monique.hogervorst@axenic.co.nz

Ahmed Elashmawy

Senior Consultant

Ahmed Elashmawy

I believe that the key to good security is to assess and manage technical risks within the business context. I like working on projects that require a mix of both business and technical skills, particularly if they involve incident management or industrial control systems.

I enjoy spending time with my family and like making new friends. The only thing that competes with my passion for squash and motorcycles is information security.

Email: ahmed.elashmawy@axenic.co.nz

Michael Price

Senior Consultant

Michael Price

I like to take the time to understand context of the client so that the security services I deliver will meet their outcomes, as I don’t believe that security should be reduced to a tick-in-the-box exercise.

I enjoy playing football, watching sports with my cat (go the Hurricanes!), spending hours war gaming with my friends, and tinkering with computers and cars.

Email: michael.price@axenic.co.nz

Tony McNamara

Senior Consultant

Tony McNamara

I am a keen advocate of practical and realistic security advice, as my experience in security has shown that one size does not fit all. My desire is to help clients achieve their objectives, by producing quality, timely deliverables.

I have a passion for football, and living in New Zealand means I can often be found watching Liverpool FC at some crazy time of the morning. I also enjoy reading historical fiction and exploring this beautiful country with my family.

Email: tony.mcnamara@axenic.co.nz

Lisa Zannino

Consultant

Lisa Zannino

I believe the fundamentals of good information security, now more than ever, are important across both public and private sectors. For me the key is helping our clients to understand and apply security principles to benefit their business and give them confidence in their security decisions.

I’m a bit of a planner, so I like to have a few home projects on the go at any one time. I enjoy listening to a range of music, reading, binge watching TV episodes, gaming, and also a bit of sewing.

Email: lisa.zannino@axenic.co.nz

Keziah Ferrer

Consultant

Keziah Ferrer

As a recent graduate, applying what I have learned from my studies to real life projects is really fulfilling. There is so much more to learn and I’m ready to take on new challenges to grow and develop my information security skills and experience.

I’m into fitness and healthy eating, binge-watching mystery thriller TV series and have a strong desire to travel the world.

Email: keziah.ferrer@axenic.co.nz

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