Hamish Beaton is Aura’s General Manager – Cyber Security Advisory. He is responsible for driving Kordia’s Cyber Advisory and Incident Response practices, ensuring consultants are well placed to deliver outstanding cyber security consulting services for customers looking to secure their organisations.   

Prior to joining Kordia, Hamish had previously served as the Director Cyber Security within the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and had worked across various roles within the New Zealand Intelligence Community.  

When working at the NCSC, Beaton led teams responsible for delivering cyber threat detection and disruption services, as well as advisory and incident response support, to New Zealand’s most nationally significant organisations, and has supported the government’s response to major cyber security threats and risks over the years.

Hamish currently lives in Lower Hutt, and during the weekends can be found on the side lines of his kids' soccer games or coaching junior cricket.  He enjoys the local bush walks and regional parks but has never adjusted to Wellington's weather.  

Expertise at a Glance



Programme Management
Strategic Planning
People leadership
Incident management
Security risk management
Operations Coordination