APJ Executive Movements



Tesserent Limited announced that Mr George Katavic has been appointed Managing Partner of Tesserent’s Federal Government division.

Tesserent Federal comprises Tesserent’s business units of North, Claricent and Pearson, based in Canberra and the largest provider of cybersecurity expertise to Tesserent’s Federal Government clients.

As part of the expansion of Tesserent’s Cyber360 strategy, in the financial year 2023, Tesserent will also deliver additional cyber capabilities from the wider Tesserent group to Federal Government clients.

Prior to the appointment of Managing Partner, Tesserent Federal, Mr Katavic has spent the past four years as the Managing Director of North. Before this he was Managing Partner and Regional General Manager of DXC Consulting and with CSC Consulting in Canberra.

Kurt Hansen, CEO, Tesserent said, “I am delighted to announce that Mr Katavic is now the Managing Partner of Tesserent Federal, further leveraging the depth and breadth of his experience and building on the strong relationships that he holds in Canberra. Mr Katavic has built an exceptional team in his time at North, which will be a key foundation to our future growth in Federal Government contracts.

“Mr Katavic will play a pivotal strategic role in expanding our cybersecurity services in Canberra and will be integral to helping Federal Government departments and agencies strengthen and bolster Australia’s cybersecurity defences. The threat landscape is forever shifting and there has never been more focus on the importance of cybersecurity and investment in building our sovereign cyber defences,” says Mr Hansen.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Katavic says, “I am excited to lead Tesserent Federal and contribute to the strategic expansion, uplift capability of the business and working to protect Australian assets and defences. Tesserent has more than 400 of Australia’s top security practitioners and I am passionate about helping to turbocharge growth and support Federal Government clients in enhanced cyber risk management.”

Mr Katavic is focused on the provision of industry leading consulting services across governance, risk, compliance, assurance and the Essential 8. In addition, providing clients with access to a broad range of capabilities from the wider Tesserent group and leveraging deep vendor relationships with existing managed services.

“The talent shortage and developing young talent is also a critical priority and I look forward to accelerating our graduate and cadet program to ensure we continue to expand our talent base and future pipeline to meet ongoing government demand,” says Mr Katavic.

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