Thomas Duryea Logicalis Appoints Gavin Coulthard as National Security Practice Manager

Melbourne, 23 October 2017 - IT solutions and managed services provider Thomas Duryea announced today the appointment of Gavin Coulthard as National Security Practice Manager.

In his new role, Coulthard will be tasked with leading the recently established security practice and growing the team of cyber security experts. The practice is one of the four key practices formed as a result of the company’s recent restructure. 

Michael Chanter, Chief Executive Officer, TDL said: “The security practice is fundamental to our future business. Security is an essential component of the digital transformation journey and Gavin’s experience in the IT security industry, coupled with his team leadership skills, perfectly positions him to lead this strategic practice.”

Coulthard brings to the role over 24 years’ experience in the IT industry, working in a range of roles, including pre-sales, operations, project management, solution architecture, IT security and team management.

Gavin Coulthard said: “IT security is an essential space to be involved in at this point in time. The combination of new and emerging threats and the fundamental changes in data centre architecture presents a myriad of challenges to address as organisations are finding their way into cloud-hosted services. I look forward to joining TDL and bringing together a team that can guide our customers through this.”

Prior to joining TDL, Coulthard was a systems engineering manager A/NZ for security company Palo Alto Networks, where he was responsible for building the engineering skills set and the pre-sales engineering team across the region. He also spent time with Citrix assisting key customers with their SD-WAN requirements by improving WAN performance and enhancing security.

Previously, Coulthard spent eight years with F5 Networks focusing on Layer 4-7 network traffic management and security solutions. He has also worked in security and solution architecture roles at IBM, PwC Consulting and KPMG.