Jennie Vickers is the CEO of Zeopard Consulting and a consultant to Fortinet, and is the immediate past CEO of the New Zealand Defence Industry Association (2017-21). She was previously ANZ Director for the International Association of Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM), and in this role delivered Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) training to the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Commencing her career as a lawyer in mergers and acquisitions in London, she has specialised in sales and distribution contracts, intellectual property and Mergers & Acquisitions for several top-tier law firms, corporates and multinationals.
Among her distinctions, Jennie was named in 2021 the inaugural IFSEC Global Influencer of the Year, having topped the ‘Association/Thought Leaders’ category in the IFSEC Global Influencers in Security and Fire 2021. Also in 2021, Jennie was named by the New Zealand Security Sector Network as co-winner of the Thought Leadership category in the Women in Security Awards Aotearoa (WiSAA).
Articles (as author)
- Breaking the Mould: Values based contracts in a world of Zero Trust, New Zealand Security Magazine, April-May 2022.
- Converging IT and OT Security: Learning lessons from the golf course, Line of Defence Magazine, Autumn 2022.
- Will 2022 be the Year New Zealand finally joins up the dots for our Veterans?, Line of Defence Magazine, Summer 2021/22.
- Digital Devices: Will they be the source of pleasure or pain for your business these holidays?, New Zealand Security Magazine (update), December 2021.
- How to be Cyber Safe in your Holiday Space, New Zealand Security Magazine, December 2021.
- We’d be dumb if we didn’t: Embracing progressive procurement, Line of Defence Magazine, Winter 2021.
- Opinion: Is it time New Zealand had a Ministry of 1,000 cups of tea?, Line of Defence Magazine, Winter 2021.
- The Zeopard report card: Two years of Broader Outcomes, Line of Defence Magazine, Winter 2021.
- Broader Outcomes: The latest updates on NZ Government Procurement Policy and Practice, Line of Defence Magazine (update), June 2021.
- A long game, but a rewarding one [presenter], Line of Defence Magazine, Autumn 2020.
- NZDIA Update – Welcome to the ‘Age of Surprises’, Line of Defence Magazine, Spring 2018.
Articles (as interviewee)
- New NZDIA Executive Director: Jennie Vickers, Line of Defence Magazine, Winter 2017
- SRM and delivering Australia’s Guided Missile Frigates, Line of Defence Magazine, April 2016