Shannon Sedgwick represents a new breed of socially responsible corporate leaders in a time where the public and media 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 the disabled; indigenous; and rural communities.
Shannon specialises in “breaking ground” in new regions and building global businesses, through organic growth and acquisition, and delivering sustainable increased profitability, and managing the processes for financial forecasting and budgets. 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, cybersecurity, and governance, risk, and compliance, Shannon has unique and unparalleled insight into what makes 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.