Peter Bailey

General Manager

Aura Information Security

As General Manager of leading cyber security consulting business, Aura Information Security, Peter Bailey’s role comprises of two key functions: maintaining the company’s strong track record in delivering high quality customer service and solutions; and helping businesses of all shapes and sizes understand the need for robust security practices. Based out of Aura’s Wellington offices, Bailey oversees a team of more than 23 experts – all hand-picked from around the world – to deliver a full range of services to Government institutions, SMEs and corporate clients in New Zealand and Australia. This includes consulting services, penetration, red team, Wi-Fi and mobile testing; as well as secure code review and Virtual Security Officer. Bailey is a respected thought leader in the cyber security industry and is regularly called upon by media and Government to provide both comment and advice. He holds the main relationship on the all-of-government security panel and is also part of a government advisory group focused on the skills shortage in the security industry. South African-born, Bailey graduated from Stellenbosch University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Psychology. He has worked in advertising and held a range of customer service and production roles at organisational risk consultancy Sysdoc. In late 2010 Bailey joined the Ministry of Justice as national operations training manager before joining Aura InfoSec in March 2013 in his previous role as Service Delivery Manager. In 2015 Aura Information Security was acquired by leading business telecommunications provider, Kordia Group. Bailey forms part of the Kordia executive team headed by Group CEO Scott Bartlett.