First Watch appoints two key members to advisory board

November 11, 2021

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New Zealand-based developer of industrial cybersecurity solutions, First Watch, is pleased to announce two key appointments – welcoming Tom Batcheler and Declan Ingram.

Tom Batchelor has accepted the role of Independent Director and will offer support as a member of the product and technical advisory board. Bringing a wealth of experience to the team, Tom is currently based in Seattle as Head of Strategy and Operations, AWS Product Marketing. Prior to this Tom was the World-Wide Growth and Acquisition Lead at Microsoft, where he successfully led SMB acquisition strategy and marketing for Microsoft 365.

First Watch is looking forward to utilising Tom’s strategic vision and expertise in product and solution growth for enterprise customers throughout North America.

Declan Ingram has been appointed Chair of First Watch product and technical advisory board. This board provides a critical role in helping shape product strategy, offering market intelligence, and providing support to the board and First Watch Chief Technology Officer.

Declan brings with him many years of experience and technical knowledge of cybersecurity within industrial networks – previously being Founder and Operations Manager of CERT-NZ, a government body responsible for maintaining and monitoring cybersecurity for New Zealand.

First Watch Managing Director, Bob Stokes is delighted to welcome both Tom and Declan to the team and look forward to their many contributions to the product and market success as First Watch grows and expands to markets outside New Zealand.

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