Richard Keirstead

Audit Director for Technology
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group

Richard is Audit Director for Technology at the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group ( and is based in Australia. A founding board member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Australia Chapter, today he serves as the Chair of the CSA A/NZ Regional Coordinating Body and the Chair of the Melbourne Chapter. Concurrently Richard is the founder/president of the (ISC)2 Melbourne Chapter.

Richard has more than two decades of professional experience in the Asia-Pacific with international organisations and has spoken at CIO Summit Australia, PacSec and DatacentreDynamics Converged. His professional interests include technology, information security, cloud security, technology audit and transformation, data protection and security program management. He is Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), as well as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

He previously held the role of Senior Manager at EY including several years as EY’s Information Security Lead for the Japan Region, providing guidance and information security advisory to multi-national companies. He speaks and writes Japanese and is the author of several publications in Japanese and English.