National accounting firm RSM Bird Cameron has recruited information security veteran Jo Stewart-Rattray to head up its new Risk Management Services team in Adelaide.
Jo has 20 years experience in the IT field, including as a Chief Information Officer for a major utility. She has worked in the information security arena for 12 years. In her most recent role, at Vectra Corporation, Jo provided strategic advice to organisations across industry sectors including banking and finance, utilities, automotive manufacturing, tertiary education, retail and government.
Jo specialises in consulting in information security issues with a particular emphasis on governance in both the commercial and operational areas of businesses.
As RSM Bird Cameron’s Director for Information Security, Jo said her focus was on the business side of risk management rather than the technical element. “Information security is all about risk management, so my role is to identify where the risk lies and to reduce it,” she said.
With fields of the rogue weed kudzu lining each side of the road, Mississippi’s Highway 6 leads from Oxford to Clarksdale. But despite this asphalt artery being only 46 miles long, it links two towns that otherwise exist in different worlds.
Named after the English university town, Oxford is a leafy prosperous town filled with boutiques, bookshops and bars to meet the needs of students attending Ole Miss, the University of Mississippi whose alumni include writers William Faulkner and John Grisham.
Oxford shot to world prominence today when it hosted the first debate of US Election 08 between presidential aspirants John McCain and Barack Obama. After threatening a no-show, McCain arrived in town for a last-minute ambush that seemed to have Obama on the back foot for most of the debate.
Robbie and I arrived in Oxford about 30 minutes before the Election 08 debate started after a long-haul drive from Louisville, a 460 mile journey that traversed the states of Kentucky and Tennessee. We managed to find the last vacant room in town, at the Comfort Inn on Jackson Street.
A just-launched savings book developed for entertaining children offers ways that Adelaide parents can escape the squeeze of high interest rates, petrol prices and rising food costs.
The Kids Around Town Great Ideas & Savings Book suggests a wide range of ways for families to save money in many areas of their spending, especially where it involves keeping the kids entertained on a budget.
With proceeds from the book raising money for a special cause, Kids Around Town has had an overwhelming response from South Australian identities and family owned and operated businesses who want to meet the needs of families.
The idea for Kids Around Town came from mother of three Sheree Hyde, who was seeking a fresh, useful, healthy and affordable fundraiser for her local kindergarten. When she failed find an existing way that met these criteria, she decided to create an innovative idea that could benefit all parents and families. After much talking with parents and brainstorming with businesses about their needs, Kids Around Town was born.