Shannon Sedgwick represents a new breed of socially responsible and experienced corporate leaders in a time where customer, investor, employee, and community stakeholders are increasingly holding companies and executives accountable for their commitment to both a purpose beyond profits and their ethical standards. As Senior Managing Director at Ankura, he is both customer and community-focused with a strong stance on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) values.
Shannon is a Non-Executive Director on the boards of multiple organisations and has a passion for initiatives that tackle issues affecting disabled, indigenous, and rural communities.
Shannon specialises in breaking ground in new regions and building successful global businesses, through organic growth and acquisition, and delivering sustainable increased profitability, and ensuring the allocation of capital supports the strategic intent of the organisation. He provides future-focused leadership to government and enterprise executives and boards to maximise the benefits of implementing new technologies, align that implementation with their strategic intent, and future-proof their organisations against cyber threats. After over a decade of working internationally consulting on technology, strategy, and governance, risk, and compliance, Shannon has the hybrid skills and experience to make an organisation profitable and resilient.
Shannon has landed coverage in print and broadcast outlets around the world, including the Today Show, Seven News, Sky News, ITV, KBPS, ABC, 60 Minutes, 2GB, and Sunday Night. His articles have been featured in the Asia Pacific Security Magazine, AFR, The Australian, CSO, news.com.au, and university journals. Shannon has also assisted in the development of Masters Degrees in cybersecurity for leading universities and colleges in Australia.