George Katavic has been appointed managing partner of the company's Federal Government division.
Tesserent Federal comprises Tesserent's business units of North, Claricent and Pearson, based in Canberra and the largest provider of cybersecurity expertise to Tesserent's Federal Government clients.
Prior to this appointment, Katavic spent the past four years as North managing director. Before this, he was DXC Consulting managing partner and regional general manager and with CSC Consulting in Canberra.
"I am delighted to announce that Mr Katavic is now the Managing Partner of Tesserent Federal, further leveraging the depth and breadth of his experience and building on the strong relationships that he holds in Canberra," Tesserent CEO Kurt Hansen says.
"Mr Katavic has built an exceptional team in his time at North, which will be a key foundation to our future growth in Federal Government contracts," Hansen says.
"Mr Katavic will play a pivotal strategic role in expanding our cybersecurity services in Canberra and will be integral to helping Federal Government departments and agencies strengthen and bolster Australia's cybersecurity defences.
"The threat landscape is forever shifting and there has never been more focus on the importance of cybersecurity and investment in building our sovereign cyber defences," Hansen adds.
"I am excited to lead Tesserent Federal and contribute to the strategic expansion, uplift capability of the business and working to protect Australian assets and defences," Katavic says.
"Tesserent has more than 400 of Australia's top security practitioners, and I am passionate about helping to turbocharge growth and support Federal Government clients in enhanced cyber risk management.
"The talent shortage and developing young talent is also a critical priority and I look forward to accelerating our graduate and cadet program to ensure we continue to expand our talent base and future pipeline to meet ongoing government demand."