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ClubCISO Welcomes August Skinner as New Community Manager

Telstra Purple, the international technology services business, today announced the appointment of August Skinner as Community Manager for ClubCISO – its 500+-strong global CISO community.

In this role, August will become an online and face-to-face ambassador for ClubCISO; in its mission to help CISOs collaborate across the cyber security community. Alongside supporting the ClubCISO Advisory Board, August will lead all marketing and event activity to increase engagement with members of the community and to build on the great work that has already been achieved. Collaborating with the sales team, product and domain leads and the wider marketing organisation, August will also be responsible for continuing to build ClubCISO’s online following whilst supporting existing members in gaining the most from the community and welcoming new members into the community.

August brings almost ten years of experience in event organisation, marketing, and community management to the role of ClubCISO Community Manager. She joins ClubCISO and Telstra Purple from Contentive, where, as Community Manager, she was responsible for launching HRD Network – a global community platform for 500 HR professionals. Prior to joining Contentive, August was the Community Lead for WeWork in Sydney and London. The marketer oversaw the enhancement of WeWork’s member experience for three years. This included heading up private events. For example, August managed the opening of the largest WeWork building in the world. August has an MA in Advertising and Marketing Communication from the University of Greenwich, and a BA in Creative Writing and Drama from Portsmouth University.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of the ClubCISO community and the Telstra Purple family,” says August Skinner, Community Manager, ClubCISO and Telstra Purple. “This is a really exciting role. I’m looking forward to overseeing strategic marketing activity for ClubCISO to drive engagement; and becoming a key voice for the community in driving informative, helpful and engaging conversations for our members”.

“We are delighted to welcome August to the ClubCISO and Telstra Purple team,” says Manoj Bhatt, ClubCISO Advisory Board Member and Head of Cyber Security and Advisory, Telstra Purple. “August has extensive experience of leading successful initiatives to boost community engagement, both online and through events. Her knowledge will prove invaluable to supporting our members in sharing their knowledge, insights, and views regarding cyber security across the community. We always wanted ClubCISO to be a community for the community and having August on board to support our CISO community in achieving this and taking ClubCISO on its next leg of the journey is very exciting ”.