Wouter Veugelen is a Senior Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s Cybersecurity practice and is based in Sydney. He is an information security executive with more than 20 years of international, professional experience in cybersecurity and technology. He is an expert in cybersecurity strategy, security program delivery, threat detection and response, OT security, penetration testing, and red teaming.
Mr. Veugelen is an experienced Chief Information Security Officer who has established and led global information security functions for large organizations. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Veugelen held group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) positions for two large Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) listed organizations.
At Santos, one of the largest companies in Australia, Mr. Veugelen was responsible for consolidating security strategies, teams, operating models, and security technology environments following the Oil Search and Santos merger. Before the merger, Mr. Veugelen created the cybersecurity strategy and program that resulted in a 26-point increase of the information and cybersecurity score on the Corporate Sustainability Scorecard for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). This positioned Santos in the 94th percentile for information and cybersecurity. Mr. Veugelen additionally served as the first CISO at Healius, one of Australia’s largest medical organizations. There, he established holistic group information security capabilities from the ground up.
Mr. Veugelen also has 12 years of experience working for Big Four consulting firms, providing cybersecurity services for some of the largest Australian and global organizations. As a Director at one of the Big Four, Mr. Veugelen was the national lead of the penetration testing and security architecture capabilities, leading large annuity-based services for financial services and telecommunications organizations.
Mr. Veugelen holds a Master of Science degree in Information and Communication Security from Sweden’s most prestigious technical university. He has obtained and actively maintained CISSP, CISM, CISA, SABSA Foundation, and several SANS certifications. Mr. Veugelen frequently speaks at cybersecurity conferences and events and has previously presented at RSA and SANS conferences. In 2022, Mr. Veugelen received recognition as one of the top 100 global leaders in information security.