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Paul Blowers has been appointed SEQA’s new Head of Assurance Services, effective 22 November, 2021. Mr Blowers is a highly respected industry veteran and security thought leader, who brings a wealth of industry experience and an entrepreneurial mindset that will continue to propel SEQA into the future.

Paul is excited to join the team at SEQA and continue the growth and momentum that SEQA is experiencing. His focus is squarely on delivering a quality outcome that assures business leaders, key stakeholders, and operations teams they can have full confidence in their services, systems, and applications.

“SEQA is well on its way to becoming the leading provider of cyber security and assurance services in New Zealand, and I am thrilled to join the company,” says Mr Blowers.

“SEQA’s long-standing partnership with quality assurance experts Qual IT, and more recently with project management leaders Millpond, gives SEQA a unique offering to customers in New Zealand and aligns closely with my philosophy of designing total systems of assurance. And the best part is the opportunities are endless.”

Paul has over 30 years’ of experience in governance, security (including cyber), risk, assurance, and privacy gained overseas in the United States and Europe, as well as in New Zealand. He has held a variety of leadership positions including Chief Information Security Officer for the New Zealand Police and is a qualified business change manager, SABSA architect, Information Security Manager and is PMP/PRINCE2 certified.

As founder of Hi-Spec Security in 2010, Paul developed organisational strategies, supported and led business transformation and change initiatives, managed programmes, and delivered technically complex operational projects for Government including in law enforcement and defence border security, and for the private sector – specifically, critical infrastructure and utility service providers.

“Paul joins SEQA as Head of Assurance Services to continue SEQA’s growing success providing cyber security services to Government and the private sector in New Zealand. With Paul’s experience and expertise we can continue to grow and offer our customers a total system of assurance from its inception and throughout its total life cycle,” says founder and Managing Director of SEQA, Mark Keegan.

About SEQA: SEQA was founded two years ago by well-known cyber security specialist Mark Keegan, who has been the pre-eminent expert on the matter in New Zealand for 16 years and previously held an executive position at Aura Information Security.

SEQA’s mission is to make a difference in the resilience of New Zealand businesses from cyberattacks. They do this by providing world-class information security services and solutions that are relevant to modern businesses.

SEQA brings together highly-skilled information security professionals to offer a range of modern security advisory solutions that are relevant in today’s fast-paced marketplace. The team currently comprises 10 full-time staff and several associates servicing customers from their Wellington, Auckland, and Christchurch offices.