Marcus Thompson has joined Penten’s board of directors, bringing with him over 30 years of experience in the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Thompson joins Penten to help support its rapid growth, underpinned by its work with defence and government clients. His most recent job in defence was as the inaugural head of the Information Warfare Division, where he led defence force capabilities in cyber, electronic warfare, intelligence, space, artificial intelligence, and command and control.
“I am thrilled to be joining the board of directors at Penten, who are a standout example of Australia’s booming cyber and national security industry,” Thompson said. “Penten’s focus on secure mobility, applied AI and tactical communications is a natural fit for my previous experience and I am looking forward to helping them as they continue to grow and prosper as a company,” he said. “The battlespace of the future will increasingly be a digital one. Companies like Penten will be leading the charge to help keep Australia safe.”
Penten CEO Matthew Wilson said Thompson’s appointment was a vote of confidence in the company as it continues to grow. “From five founders in 2014, to 120 staff today, Penten has grown into one of Australia’s leading cyber technology companies,” Wilson said. “Since 2017, when the Information Warfare Division was founded, the Australian cyber industry has developed tremendously and is the best example of sovereign capability development in the national security field. Cyber is proving to be Australia’s best chance to create a world leading national security sector, one where our products and capabilities can be exported worldwide, especially to our Five-Eyes partners,” Wilson said.