Joel Earnshaw

Manager, Security & Risk – Perenti – Diversified Global Mining Services

Joel is an accomplished multi-disciplinary security professional with over 15 years of experience in enterprise IT environments, across a variety of industries and sectors. With a strong technical background and developed skillset ranging from security infrastructure, engineering, and operations expertise, to governance, risk, and compliance functions; Joel now heads up a global security practice for an ASX200 listed mining services Group called Perenti, with operations in Australia, Africa, and North America.

Focused on developing and implementing robust and pragmatic security strategies and solutions, Joel’s experience in both building and leading high-performing teams has resulted in significant security capability maturity, and cultural shift regardless of role or organisation.

Joel is a results-driven leader who thrives in fast-paced environments. Valuing transparency and empowerment, he is highly analytical and driven, leveraging contextual insights to inform both his tactical and strategic risk-based decision making. He has a strong ability to nurture and foster meaningful business relationships and is highly respected for his professionalism and integrity by both peers and colleagues alike.

Joel holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, majoring in Computer Security from Edith Cowan University, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) in good standing with the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2.


Mon 23 Oct


4:55pm -


Ballroom 2
Newton Campbell

Director, Space Programs – AROSE

Joel Earnshaw

Manager, Security & Risk – Perenti – Diversified Global Mining Services

Kath Forward

Assistant Director – Cyber and Infrastructure Security Centre, Department of Home Affairs

Bryce Solomon

Chief Security Officer – DUG Technology – High Performance Computing

Gareth Willis - new

Head of Security – Fugro SpAARC


Cecily Rawlinson

Director – CyberWest