Biometrics Institute board of directors welcomes new members, chairperson

March 11, 2016 - 

The Biometrics Institute has added Greg Henwood from the UK Government Ministry of Justice and Andy Foote from Wells Fargo Bank USA to its board of directors and appointed Andrew Rice from the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department as the new chairperson.

A new advisory council has also been established to support the board with strategic advice from expert and sector groups.

“I was honoured to be elected as chairperson of the board and believe the work of the Institute is more important now than ever as biometrics become more pervasive, especially in consumer applications,” said Andrew Rice, chairman and director of the board. “We need to keep responsibility, privacy and security at the heart of biometric applications and build real trust and confidence amongst citizens and consumers.

“The Institute will continue to offer a place for sharing of ideas, learning about best-practice and designing strong protections. I am looking forward to a year of creating benefits for members and advancing the aims of the Institute.”

“We are receiving fantastic international engagement from industry experts and thought-leaders such as Clarence Yeo, Commissioner of the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) – Singapore, David Birch, an international payments expert, and Richard Vorder Bruegge from the FBI,” added Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive of the Biometrics Institute. “Our expert groups focusing on privacy, borders, vulnerability assessments and technology innovation continue to grow. They all support the Biometrics Institute in its mission to promote the responsible use of biometrics. It is quite a unique forum.”

The Biometrics Institute is an independent and impartial international forum for biometrics users and other interested parties. It engages its global membership through a range of networking forums where members and stakeholders can connect with other experts, from a cross-section of biometrics related sectors and on best-practice and innovation exchange.

The Biometrics Institute has offices in Australia and the UK and a member base of over 190 organisations world-wide represented by over 750 individuals.

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