Shane Silva

Managing Director

Shane is an accomplished managing director based in Sydney, leading the data governance and technology assurance practices. With a career spanning more than 16 years in the professional services industry, Shane is recognised for his exceptional expertise and proficiency. His areas of specialisation encompass data governance, technology assurance, cybersecurity and project assurance. His in-depth knowledge of industry best practices, including CoBIT, NIST, ISO, DAMA DMBoK, and ITIL, adds to his exceptional capabilities.

Outside his professional role, Shane actively contributes to the ISACA Sydney Chapter, where he serves as the Treasurer on the board. He is highly sought after as a speaker and frequently shares his invaluable insights at prestigious conferences and webinars. Additionally, Shane plays a pivotal role as an independent advisor and esteemed board member for data governance committees.

Major Projects

Data governance: Shane has led various consulting engagements, expertly assessing data governance maturity levels for organisations. His proficiency extends to evaluating maturity against CPG 235, devising data governance and data quality strategies, and crafting roadmaps for improving data governance and management. In addition to consulting, he serves as an invaluable independent advisor and board member for data governance committees.

Technology assurance: Shane leads technology audits with a focus on areas such as Technology strategy and governance, security, privacy, data, technology risk, information and records management, resilience, business continuity, and disaster recovery. His clients span diverse sectors, including government, manufacturing, financial services, retail, and utilities.

Cybersecurity: Shane plays a vital role in designing and delivering security strategies for organisations. His support includes the implementation of controls to enhance security posture, ensuring compliance with industry standards such as ISO 27001, Information Security Manual (ISM), NIST, Essential 8, and CPS 234. He collaborates with entities across government, corporate, and financial services sectors to uplift security measures effectively.

Program assurance: Shane boasts an impressive track record of successfully delivering program assurance and consulting services for large business and technology initiatives in the public and private sectors. His areas of expertise encompass program management, change management, benefit realisation, risk management, testing management, incident/defect, and quality management.

Digital transformation: Shane guides organisations through digital transformation journeys. He leads assurance engagements, steering organisations in enhancing digital channels, managing risks associated with large-scale business transformations, improving customer experience, and developing agile assurance programs to support major transformations incorporating automation. His valuable insights also extend to defining system/business process control mitigation strategies to bolster program redesign efforts.

Areas of Expertise

  • Data governance and management
  • Technology assurance
  • Program assurance
  • Cybersecurity and privacy

Industry Expertise

  • Financial services
  • Technology
  • Government


  • Bachelor of Biotechnology (Molecular Biology & Genetics)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Information Systems) 

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA)
  • Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia
  • Member, Information Systems Audit and Control Association