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Andrew Rice, Chairman & Director, Biometrics Institute

Andrew is also the Assistant Secretary Cyber and Identity Security Branch, Attorney Generals Department (Australia).

He first joined the Board in March 2013. He was appointed Chairman at the AGM in November 2015.

Andrew Rice is responsible for development of national policy relating to Identity Security and for implementation of the Document Verification Service.  Andrew is also responsible for the cyber security aspects of critical infrastructure resilience. 

Andrew is based in Canberra, Australia.

He is a "User Member" representative.

 Andrew Rice

Brett Feldon, Director, Biometrics Institute

Brett is General Manager at Salmat Speech Solutions, responsible for all aspects of Salmat’s voice biometric business. Previously he has worked in New Zealand and the UK in the same field.

He first joined the Board in November 2011.

Brett is based in Sydney, Australia.

He is a “Supplier Member" representative.


Brett Feldon

Juergen Pampus, Director, Biometrics Institute

Juergen is the Co-founder & Vice-president, Sales & Marketing of Cognitec Systems.

He first joined the Board in November 2013.

Juergen is based Dresden, Germany.

He is a "Supplier Member" representative.

 Jurgen Pampus

Glen Wimbury, Director, Biometrics Institute

Glen is working with the Border Force, Border Transformation Delivery, Home Office – UK.

He first joined the Board in November 2014.

He is based in London, UK.

He is a “User Member” representative.

 Glen Wimbury

Mandy Smith, Director, Biometrics Institute

Mandy is the Head of Agency Services & RealMe, Kiwibank, New Zealand. 

She first joined the Board in June 2015.

Mandy heads up Kiwibank’s Agency Services (BillPayment, ID and Apply and Biometric Capture Services) and NZ Post’s RealMe digital identity partnership with DIA.  Mandy has led the NZ Post Group identity verification and application strategy for the past 7 years.  This has allowed Mandy to gather extensive knowledge and experience in the area of digital identity markets and how clients are looking to deliver improved digital experiences to their customers. 

Mandy is based in Wellington, New Zealand.

Mandy is a "User Member" representative.

Mandy Smith

Andy Foote, Director, Biometrics Institute

Andy is a Vice President and Strategist in Wells Fargo’s Innovation Group.  He is responsible for innovation research and evaluation in the areas of voice technology, biometrics, and authentication. 

He first joined the Board in January 2016.

Andy is based in San Francisco, USA.

He is a "User Member" representative.

A Foote

Adam Hergert, Director, Biometrics Institute

Adam is the Head of Information Security Strategy & Architecture| Information Security Office (ISO) at ANZ Bank.

Adam Hergert is responsible for providing security guidance across the bank, strategic planning and annual investment planning for group-wide initiatives. He has been working in IT Security for 20 years, having held roles spanning software development, data centre operations, infrastructure security architecture and identity management.  

He first joined the Board in August 2016.

Adam is based in Melbourne, Australia.

He is a "User Member" representative.


Jason Holmes, Director, Biometrics Institute

Jason is the Head of Border Force Relations & Special Assistance, Heathrow Operations – Customer Relations & Service.

Accountable for the relationship between London Heathrow Airport and Border Force/Home Office, also the operation and strategy for Heathrow’s passengers with restricted mobility.  Jason is involved in many elements of the passenger journey at Heathrow and is exploring how Biometrics can be utilised to enhance and improve the Customer Experience within the airport environment.

He first joined the Board in August 2016.

Jason is based in London, UK.

He is a "User Member" representative. 


Richard Agostinelli, Director, Biometrics Institute

Richard is the CEO of Crossmatch. 

Richard Agostinelli is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company. He brings over 25 years of experience in corporate and strategic planning, driving growth and profitability, and building infrastructure for multi-location global businesses, both public and private

He first joined the Board in August 2016.

Richard is based in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA.

He is a "Supplier Member" representative. 


Contact us for more information on Director Nominations.  Nominations are open to Members of the Biometrics Institute. 

The Board Directors have been elected to the Board as individuals who are subject matter experts in biometrics. They have been nominated by a member organisation but represent their personal views on the Board. 


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