Dr John Vargo

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Dr John Vargo is Co-Leader of the Resilient Organisations community and Director of ResOrgs Ltd.

His interests focus on the building organisational resilience in the face of systemic insecurity in a complex and interconnected world. 

John was a practicing Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the US prior to moving to New Zealand and has been involved in industry for over 30 years. His research interests are in organisational resilience, information security, risk management, e-commerce and strategic planning.

John’s broad background in business and technology has involved dealing with the wide range of risks inherent in commercial organisations and their use of computing and communications technology.

In addition to his academic role, John has filled a range of senior management roles at the University of Canterbury in support of major change initiatives including: Dean of Commerce, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Business and Economics), Director of ICT, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Services.