Chief Executive - Mandy Simpson

Mandy joined Cyber Toa in November 2016. She brings deep financial and operational management capabilities, gained most recently as Chief Operating Officer at NZX.

Mandy is a board member at Punakaiki Fund and faculty member at Singularity University.

She has a law degree from Cambridge University, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors, and a member of New Zealand Global Women.
+64 21 148 1407

Director, Cyber Operations - Chris Ward

Chris is a co-founder of Cyber Toa and brings nine years’ experience as the New Zealand Defence Force lead for Cyber Security and Information Security Risks. He represented New Zealand as the chair of two executive International Cyber committees and prior to this was head of Computer Network Defence Operations at the UK Ministry of Defence.

Chris is an authorized instructor with Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute, and holds a MSc in Communication and Information Systems Management, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
+64 48 159 466

Chief Technology Officer - Tony Grasso

Tony joined Cyber Toa in early 2017 from a New Zealand Government Agency where he was Head of Cyber Engineering, Research & Development, a position he had held since 2012.  He was the Cyber Technical Lead at Department of Internal Affairs from 2009 and prior to this he worked in senior technical roles in the UK at GCHQ, Hewlett-Packard and Oracle.

Tony holds a BSc in Computing for Real Time Systems and a MSc in Forensic Computing and CyberCrime Investigation.
+64 48 159 463