BDO expands Cyber team to meet demand

09 October 2020

BDO Australia has expanded its Cyber Security team to meet demand as organisations tackle the risks posed by an increasingly digital world.

This week the Brisbane office welcomes new Cyber Security Partner John Borchi, who will support the growth of BDO’s cyber security practice. John brings a wealth of public sector and healthcare industry expertise, particularly after holding the position of Chief Information Security Officer at Queensland Health for the past two years.

During his 26 year career, John has held key leadership roles at a range of Federal Government departments and in recent years acted as the cyber consulting lead at some of Australia’s largest defence contractors.

Brisbane Office Managing Partner Steven Sorbello said BDO’s cyber security practice has cemented a strong position in the local market, with 2020 further increasing demand for the team’s expertise as organisations adjust to their staff working from home and make plans to adapt to new digital ways of working in the post-COVID world.

“John brings extensive knowledge of the healthcare sector and the specific cyber challenges these types of organisations face – both public and private. Healthcare is a growth sector for BDO and we look forward to offering John’s extensive expertise to our existing and new clients to help them tackle what lies ahead,” Steven said.

“John has broad experience in intelligence and cyber investigations and the challenges Australia and our region is facing within the increased interconnected digital world. He will work closely with our National Cyber Security Leader Leon Fouche to ensure our clients proactively assess and enhance their cyber posture so they can effectively manage the cyber security challenges posed by an increasingly digital world,” he said.