Monica Schlesinger

Non Executive Director, Advisory Board Group

Accomplished director and Fellow of AICD since 2002, Monica combines her extensive executive experience with sound governance knowledge and experience. Previous directorships include: ECA (Education Centre of Australia), Quaypay, North West Disability Services, National Rural Women Coalition, H2 Organiser, Sydney Theatre Company, Australian Communications Exchange.

Monica started her career as an IT architect and systems integrator. She managed large projects for a wide range of industries and has sat on boards of directors for the past 10 years.

Her knowledge in security dates back to over 20 years ago when she installed the first Checkpoint firewall solutions. For over 10 years she project managed large implementations in Education, Transport, Telecommunications and Banking industries, including Perimeter security for one of the top 4 large banks (part of the Internet line of business) and the Firewall project for a tier 1 university. As the GM for a prime software vendor in the healthcare space, Monica managed the creation and marketing of a medical records aggregation tool, currently used by the majority of the Primary Health Networks in Australia. The products created were compliant with the provisions of the Privacy Act and had a high level of inbuilt security.

A Fellow of the AICD since 2002 and a Director on various boards since 2006 (APC, ACE, Quaypay, ECA, FAAW, MSIA, etc), Monica combines technical knowledge with governance, risk management and advisory services.