Fred Thiele

Chief Information Security Officer, Velocity Frequent Flyer

Fred Thiele is a career-long information security professional that was fortunate enough to discover the field in 1998. Fred takes a pragmatic, risk-based approach to bring successful information security programs to both greenfields and established enterprises. He currently protects the data of over 9 million Australian’s as the CISO and Transformation Program Director of Velocity Frequent Flyer.

Fred has spent his work-life in large enterprises, mid-sized consulting firms, small startups, and as an entrepreneur, across all areas of the information security domain. In the last decade, Fred has built, operated, and maintained 5 multi-million dollar security operations centres on 3 continents, taking customers from zero capability, to 24x7x365 operations.