Darren Booth has joined RSM as national head of security and privacy risk services, taking over from Michael Shatter, who had previously established and developed the services.
According to RSM, Mr Booth brings more than 17 years of experience in IT internal audit, technology risk consulting, risk advisory and data analytics.
He is a qualified internal auditor, IT internal auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and previous Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Qualified Security Assessor (PCI DSS QSA).
Mr Booth was a former technology risk senior consultant at Deloitte UK, and more recently as the senior director of IT internal audit and technology risk consulting at Protiviti.
Incumbent Mr Shatter will now move into a dedicated role leading the mid-tier firm’s national probity audit and advisory services, reflective of his more than 26 years’ experience in delivering probity services.
According to the firm, Mr Shatter has been the probity adviser and auditor on some of Australia’s largest privatisation projects, including the recent Port of Melbourne medium-term lease and privatisation of the electricity state-owned enterprises in New South Wales.
He has also assisted governments in delivering their public-private projects, including the recent Ravenhall Prison Project for the Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation.
RSM national chair Jamie O’Rourke said both partners would continue to work closely together as the firm grows its risk consulting service team.
“Risk consulting is a growing area as Australian organisations look to manage risk and governance, especially cyber risk, in more comprehensive and effective ways,” Mr O’Rourke said.
“Michael Shatter and Darren Booth both have a deep wealth of experience and knowledge that RSM’s clients can rely on to help them manage risk innovatively and successfully.
“The growth of these services adds to the already strong stable of RSM experts specialising in this area, and we look forward to helping many more Australian organisations achieve strong risk management and governance outcomes.”
Jotham Lian is the editor of Accountants Daily, the leading source of breaking news, analysis and insight for Australian accounting professionals.
Before joining the team in 2017, Jotham wrote for a range of national mastheads including the Sydney Morning Herald, and Channel NewsAsia.