Prerana Mehta is the Chief of Ecosystem Development for Australia’s Cyber Security Growth Network, AustCyber, charged to promote Australian cyber capability, talent and profile nationally and overseas. Prerana oversees the national network, assists market entry for cyber organisations into global markets (UK, USA and IndoPac) and leads the engagement with federal, state and territory Governments on programs that build a strong and more secure digital economy. Specific programs include leading the harmonisation of cyber security standards NSW Taskforce, defence industry engagement, critical technologies supply chains investment attraction and readiness, and the AUCyberScape digital platform.
Over the last 18 years, Prerana has developed extensive experience living and working in Asia and the Pacific region in both public and private sectors. As a consultant for DFAT in Jakarta Indonesia, Prerana established a risk and fraud governance framework for Australian Aid funded projects. Prerana worked with Deloitte in Papua New Guinea as Director Risk Services and prior to that with International SOS in Hanoi heading the relationship with multilateral agencies and corporate clients.
Prerana is Chair of the Australia Indonesia Business Council ACT Chapter and a Director on the board of SisterWorks, an NGO for migrant and refugee women entrepreneurs.