John Paitaridis
Chief Executive Officer


John Paitaridis (JP) is the Chief Executive Officer of CyberCX, the leading independent provider of cyber security services in the trans-Tasman region, (with global offices in the United Kingdom and United States) and is Chief Executive Officer of BGH Capital’s Technology portfolio.
CyberCX has a workforce of more than 1,000 professionals and offers a full suite of cyber security services including: consulting and advisory; governance, risk and compliance; incident response; penetration testing and assurance; network and infrastructure solutions; cloud security and identity management; managed security services and cyber security training.
With 25 years’ experience in the technology industry, including almost 10 years based in Europe and Asia, John has been responsible for enabling the digital transformation strategies for some of the most significant public-sector organisations and global enterprises, across banking and financial services, retail, logistics, media, health, utilities and mining sectors. 
John is a recognised leader in the Australian technology industry and business community. He is committed to the country’s digital future, with a deep passion for customers and a proven ability to translate vision and strategy into execution and results. 
Prior to his roles with BGH and CyberCX, John spent seven years as Managing Director of Optus Business, where he was responsible for Optus’ enterprise group and subsidiaries, one of Australia’s leading Information Communications and Technology (ICT) organisations. 
Previously, John was Executive Director at Telstra where he was leading scale telecommunications and services businesses. John has a strong track record of driving growth in revenue and profitability with a committed focus on serving customers and building high performance teams.  
John holds a Bachelor of Economics degree and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2012, he was appointed as a member of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) National Board of Directors and was Chairman of AIIA between 2016 and 2019. In 2017, John was appointed National Board Director, Business Higher Education Round Table (BHERT) and in 2019 John was appointed Chairman of Tandem Corp, a leading national workforce design and delivery company.