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6clicks unveils new executive advisory board, welcomes new members

Anthony Stevens |

October 23, 2019

6clicks unveils new executive advisory board, welcomes new members


A committee of global leaders will support the 6clicks company innovation agenda and industry-wide adoption of information management and risk assessment systems.


MELBOURNE, Australia6clicks, a leader in management systems and risk assessment software-as-a-service, today announced the launch of its new Executive Advisory Board (EAB), a strategic committee of industry professionals serving as trusted advisers to 6clicks on strategy, product innovation and growth.


“The Executive Advisory Board plays an important role in setting the strategic direction for our company, our products, and our ability to make our customers successful,” said 6clicks CEO Anthony Stevens.

“We’re thrilled to work with the senior executives on this board, whose deep experience in cybersecurity, sales, marketing and information technology will help fuel our growth and innovation agenda.”


The EAB comprises of a diverse set of executives, representing a cross-section of geographies across mid-market and enterprise organisations.

Their role is to provide strategic direction and guidance on the 6clicks product, branding and messaging, as well as share their perspective on successes in their respective industries.

The newly appointed EAB members include:

  • Abbas Kudrati, a long-time cybersecurity practitioner and CISO, currently serving as Microsoft Asia’s Chief Cybersecurity Officer for the Cybersecurity Solutions Group. Abbas also serves as an executive adviser to Deakin University, LaTrobe University and E-C Council ASEAN. He is also a part-time Professor of Practice at LaTrobe University, and a regular speaker on cybersecurity, cloud security, governance, risk and compliance.

  • Hamish McKirdy has over 20 years of technology sales and marketing management experience globally and is currently the Cyber Security Solutions Manager at Forcepoint. He has held senior management roles at global vendors, including HP Autonomy and Trend Micro, and has co-founded two start-ups. Throughout his career, Hamish has worked with enterprises and national governments to provide solutions in cybersecurity, homeland security, big data analytics and open-source intelligence.
  • Brett Perkins has over 25 years’ experience in executive, commercial and operations management roles across the Asia Pacific region. Brett is an approved adviser with the

    Advisory Board Centre and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Brett is the former Group Chief Operations Officer at Cellnet Group Limited. He has also worked for companies such as Electronic Data Systems (later acquired by HP), Spark New Zealand and Dimension Data.

  • James Turner is the CEO of Qtec Systems & Coloured Lines, co-founder of Cape Bionics, former CEO of Inference Solutions and adviser to a range of high-growth B2B SaaS businesses. James has 30 years of experience, with background in capital raising, US market entry and enterprise sales strategies. Portfolio interests include intelligent virtual assistants, legal tech, sports tech and advanced voice services.


“This is an exciting time for cybersecurity and advances in cloud-based software to enhance the maturity of cybersecurity for businesses who are delivering value in ways never before possible,” said Abbas Kudrati.  

“Being part of the 6clicks Executive Advisory Board provides an opportunity to set the future of software in the cybersecurity market.”


About 6clicks

6clicks is the leading cybersecurity management and risk assessment platform in Australia. Since mid-2018, it has been solely focused on risk assessment, risk management and compliance, drawing on Stevens’ experience as former Partner & Chief Digital Officer at KPMG. 6clicks is committed to meeting the unique demands of the maturing enterprise market and service providers. 

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