Hugh Stodart

Head of Product and Engineering, Covata

Hugh Stodart

Head of Product and Engineering, Covata

Biography

Hugh is an experienced and outcome-focused product portfolio manager with substantial expertise in security services and solutions for enterprise, small business and government.

At Covata, he leads the product and engineering teams and is responsible for the product portfolio. Through logical, market-focused analysis, Hugh sets and implements the strategy for new products, manages the lifecycle and optimisation of existing solutions, and is accountable for the revenue and profitability of the portfolio.

Prior to this role, Hugh managed Telstra’s enterprise security product portfolio for 15 years and drove the development of managed and cloud services from inception to a broad portfolio. Additionally, he spent time within Telstra Research and Development Management, commercialising intellectual property developed by Telstra, and Telstra Ventures, a venture capital subsidiary, where he evaluated investment opportunities and managed seed capital investments for start-ups.

Hugh began his career as a graduate with the Defence Signals Directorate, an intelligence agency within the Australian Department of Defence, and then worked for the Privacy Commission as a research officer. He holds a Bachelor of Law (Hons) and Bachelor of Science (Hons) from Australian National University, and an Executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

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