Mandy ross and marcus thompson join the board
Published By
Carlie Gibson
August 9, 2022
2 min read.

Mandy Ross, Chief Information and Digital Officer of Super Retail Group, and Major General (retired) Dr Marcus Thompson, AM, PhD, have joined ParaFlare’s Board as Non-Executive Directors.

Mandy brings over twenty years’ experience in digital business, transformation and contemporary technology operating models across the Travel, Education, Gaming, Retail and Consulting industries.

Marcus retired from the Australian Army in 2020 after a 34-year career which included a variety of command, regimental, and Special Operations appointments. His final role was as the first Head of Information Warfare for the Australian Defence Force.

ParaFlare is proud to add Mandy and Marcus’ expertise to the Board, which includes David Fairman, experienced CISO and CIO, Adam McCarthy, ParaFlare co-founder and CEO, David Wakely, experienced CEO and executive coach, and Alex Hone, an experienced finance executive.

Mandy Ross said “ParaFlare, as a sovereign Australian business with a deep heritage in the Australian Defence Force, is uniquely positioned to defend and empower their customers. The human-centred approach, combined with the team’s tech and cyber know-how, were compelling reasons for me to join the Board.”

“I am highly motivated by the pace of all things cyber, digital and tech. I am always learning from my teams and industry peers, and genuinely get a kick out of helping organisations to become future-fit, to manage the risk that comes with digital transformation and digital business models, and ultimately to deliver commercial outcomes.”

Marcus Thompson will move onto the Board after working with ParaFlare as the Chief Strategy Adviser since 2020. “We continue to see an alarming increase in cyber-attacks against Australian businesses and interests. As this trend continues, I want every Australian business and organisation to be actively thinking about their cyber security. ”

“ParaFlare specialises in active cyber defence – where highly-trained cyber operators seek out, contain and eliminate threats that make it past a businesses’ first line of defence. This is a sovereign Australian capability built by national security experts, and one I’m proud to be part of.”

About ParaFlare

ParaFlare is an Australian cyber security company that was founded in 2016 and has a strong background in Defence and national security. We specialise in active cyber defence. Our people hunt down cyber threats to protect businesses, organisations and governments. For more information visit

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