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General Manager : IT Governance

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A leading hotel and casino company is currently seeking an individual to assume the role of General Manager of IT Governance. The successful incumbent will be responsible for leading the development, delivery and management of the organisation’s IT Risk and Governance Strategy as well as protecting the organisations intellectual property against threats and risks.


  • Establish the Group IT / technology governance strategy and framework from endpoint to cloud-based technologies throughout the organisation.
  • Understand the IT, technology and business strategies and mature the IT governance, security and risk function including the disaster recovery strategy, information security controls and contingency plans in various areas of the business.
  • Oversee the development, planning and delivery of the organisations BCM and Disaster Recovery Program, policies, standards and tools with a focus on potential technology risks and threats and the protection of data and information.
  • Define roles and responsibilities related to technology governance and ensure clear accountability for stewardship of the organisation’s principal information assets.
  • Oversee that systems, processes and testing is in place to protect sensitive information, ensure that these are clearly defined, communicated and well understood and included in operational prioritisation and planning.
  • Oversee the development of the technological infrastructure and architecture for IT governance, security and risk management.
  • Conduct proactive investigations and analyses into potential technology security threats and deliver an IT cyber and security architecture to support current and future business products and processes.
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest intelligence, including hackers' methodologies, to anticipate security breaches; anticipate new security threats and stay-up-to-date with evolving tools, architectures and infrastructures.
  • Recommend and manage the implementation of security measures to protect computer systems, networks and data.
  • Oversee the development, maintenance and availability of standards and processes for the IT Governance, Risk and Security function for the organisation – including system risk governance methodology, the system risk management policies and the information security policy and standards, ensuring they are documented, updated and communicated.
  • Work with internal stakeholders and business management to identify risk areas and address these.
  • Manage internal communication and development interventions to ensure competence levels of staff meet operational level requirements (right fit for the job).
  • Maintain external relationships with industry regulatory bodies, vendors and technology analysts to learn and influence future IT governance products and processes.


  • B.Sc. Honours Degree (in Computer Science and / or Information Systems).
  • Certification in one or all of the following: CISM, CISSP, CCSP or similar.
  • Minimum 12 years’ experience in business management or IT management including 8-10 years hands on experience implementing and managing security operations.
  • Experience in managing and defending against all types of cyber threats and attacks through any type of technology.
  • Experience in the execution of leading cyber security technologies and assessments, hands on experience with implementing and maturing security controls.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of industry and the evolution of cyber security and threats, being able to advise, scope and direct digital controls.

Kindly note, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of your application please consider it unsuccessful.

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Information Technology

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Affirmative Action


Geographic Location

Gauteng - JHB North