QSA Team

PCI Consulting Australia is a Melbourne and Sydney based specialist firm dedicated to assisting businesses adhere to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requirements.

Our experienced team provide pragmatic, common sense consulting solutions to fit budget, operational and compliance requirements of the Payment Card Industry.

Brent Loughton. Brent has been working in the Payment Card industry across an international context since 2008. He has provided support and guidance to Merchants and Service Providers across all levels and almost all industry sectors. He is the Managing Director of PCI Consulting Australia.

Bruce Taylor. Bruce has a strong background in IT systems development, management in commercial enterprises, and IT consulting.  Bruce’s skills include the Payment Card Industry, Technical and IT Security Compliance Management, Strategic Consulting,  Program and Project Management and ERP (both SAP and PeopleSoft). His career is one of sustained success both as an IT Consultant (KPMG Partner – National SAP Practice Leader) as well as in the top tier of Australian business management.

Lukasz Studniarz. Lukasz is a certified Penetration Tester with extensive domestic and international experience.  From an early age fascinated by computers and their capabilities. Lukasz has performed testing to-date on more than 30,000 host systems and in excess of 800 web applications. Having broad range of skills ranging from application penetration testing, infrastructure penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, social engineering and wireless scanning as well as in depth technical knowledge of networks and their components.

Richard Harris. Richard has over twenty-five years’ experience in consulting and financial services. His roles include CISO of a global investment banking group. He is a passionate and respected security leader with a proven track record in developing security capabilities and protecting organisations. Richard has been a QSA since March 2011 and is a CA, CISA, CISM and ISO 27001 Lead Auditor.

Daniel Friske. Daniel has been working exclusively within the PCI DSS since 2013.  Daniel is both a QSA and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Daniel brings a deep technical knowledge to his work and can provide remediation assistance as well as advisory and assessment services. 

Tish McMahon. Tish has over 25 years of experience in project management and analysis in IT and Business projects in large scale, complex environments. Tish has consulted in IT systems development for government and private sector clients and her experience includes banking, insurance, utilities and telecommunications.

Along with our core team, we are also highly scalable with extra resources available on a project by project basis.