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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 was appointed to the Board on the 4 March 2013. He was appointed Chairman on 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

Greg Henwood, Director, Biometrics Institute

Greg is the FITS Programme Delivery Director at the Ministry of Justice, UK. He was appointed to the Board in January 2016 to fill a vacant position. He had been a Director of the Institute previously.

Greg is based in London, UK.

He is a "User Member" representative.

 Greg Henwood

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.

Brett is based in Sydney, Australia. He is a “Supplier Member”.


Brett Feldon

Juergen Pampus, Director, Biometrics Institute

Juergen is the Co-founder & Vice-president, Sales & Marketing of Cognitec Systems. He was elected to the Board on the 27 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 was re-elected to the Board at the AGM in November 2015.

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 was re-elected to the Board at the AGM in November 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. 

Andy is based in San Francisco, USA.

He is a "User Member" representative.

A Foote

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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