Shannon Sedgwick is a well-known identity in corporate and government circles in Australia and the Asia Pacific. He is often seen appearing on tv and radio, in major print publications, and delivering keynote presentations discussing technology, leadership, M&A due diligence, governance, digital risk, and government policy.
Shannon founded GM Risk Group and rapidly scaled from a two-person small business in San Diego, USA into a multi-national high-turnover consulting firm. Having worked in 30+ countries, Shannon gained unique insight into technology and risks affecting businesses globally.
After successfully exiting GM Risk Group, he worked with a Big 4 Accounting firm building their Cyber Risk practice in Canberra from a team of two to a high-performing diverse team of 12+ in less than one year, with a focus on the Federal Government; from the development and delivery of nationally-significant cybersecurity maturity reviews to the implementation of large ICT transformation programs. He later worked with a global telecommunications provider translating their technical subject matter expertise into a winning business strategy for both enterprise and government clients.
As Senior Managing Director at Ankura, he engages with executives, investors, and boards in both government and private industry to develop solutions to effectively incorporate technology into their overall business strategy. With in-depth experience in finance and M&A, Shannon’s area of focus is the intersection of financial management and strategic employment of technology; helping clients meet risk- and cost-reduction objectives and advising on the implementation of new and evolving technologies by ensuring they are secure, fit-for-purpose, scalable, and continually driving efficiencies in the target organisation.