Sydney CIO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CIOs in the Sydney community to solve critical leadership challenges through the collective experiences and expertise of the network.

Invaluable network

Build a strong professional network where you live and work. Access the collective expertise of your true peers all in one place. Make new connections and catch up with old friends.

Peer collaboration

Gain new perspectives from peers who understand your most critical priorities and are facing the same challenges -- generate ideas, share real-life experiences and get forward-looking guidance and insights.

Actionable insights

Exchange best practices, validate strategies and walk away with practical insights that are immediately actionable.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CIOs today.

  1. Investing in your people and the right technologies  
  2. Innovating with advanced technologies and new delivery models
  3. Influencing business stakeholders and enterprise outcomes

Sydney CIO Governing Body

A regional Governing Body leads the Sydney CIO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CIOs, for CIOs.


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Ben Doyle

Thales Australia
CISO Asia Pacific

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Marco Figueroa

NSW Department of Customer Service
Group Chief Information Security Officer

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Leanne Fry

Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Information Officer

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George Hunt

Sydney Water
General Manager - Digital, and CIO

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Richard Webby

Scentre Group
Group CTO & CIO


Asaf Ahmad

Fire & Rescue NSW

Victor Akkari

Chief Information Security Officer

Jason Anderson

Head of Information Security

Tim Batten

MetLife Australia

Gayan Benedict

Reserve Bank of Australia

Garry Bentlin


Mitra Bhar

NSW Education Standards Authority
Chief Information Officer

Wendy Bryant

Transport for NSW

Nishanth Chandran


Rod Chapman

Euro Garages Australia
Chief Information Officer

Andy Chauhan


Susie Costa

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Australia
SVP, Head of Security Management

Linda Da Silva

ING Bank
Chief Information Officer

Christian Daugbjerg

Vice President IT, Asia Pacific

Eduardo Dowd

Group CIO

Nina Du Thaler

UnitingCare Queensland
Group Executive, Digital and Transactional Services

Elrich Engel

Group Head of Cyber Security and Digital Protection (CISO)

Daniel Evans

Rio Tinto Australia
Chief Information Security Officer

Matthew Fedele-Sirotich

NSW Department of Family and Community Services
Chief Information Security Officer

Scott Green

McDonald's Australia
Chief Information Officer

Audrey Hanson

Bluescope Steel
Global CISO

Laurence Hatem

CIO Asia & Australia Pacific

Bob Hennessy

Group Chief Information Officer

Neil Hopkins

HSBC Bank Australia
Head of Cyber Security (AU/NZ)

Rob James

Vodafone Australia
Chief Information Officer & Director of Business Enablement

Doug Jenkins

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

Ryan Macnamee

Laing O'Rourke
Global CIO

Volker Mayr

Zurich Australia

Denise Mccrae

Inghams Group Limited
Chief Data Officer

Anthony Molinia

University of Newcastle
Chief Information Officer

Jackie Montado

Oil Search Limited
Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President

Christopher Neal

Ramsay Health Care Limited

Jamie Norton

Australian Taxation Office

Debbie Nova

Coca-Cola Amatil
Group CIO

Hank Opdam

The Star Entertainment Group
Chief Information Security & Continuity Officer

David Reeve

Metcash Trading

Sebastian Schultes

Brookfield Asset Management
Vice President, Technology Services

Siva Sivasubramanian

Optus Pty Ltd

Mark Smink

Chief Information Security Officer - Asia Pacific

Christoph Strizik

Origin Energy
Chief Information Security Officer

Brad Tallon

Executive General Manager, IT, Technical & Engineering (Australia/NZ)

Fred Thiele

Transport for NSW
Group CISO

Wouter Veugelen


Roger Wahl

John Holland

Upcoming programs

September 23, 2020

2020 Global CIO Executive Summit

Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain

A three-day summit for CIOs with global responsibilities to come together and discuss challenges unique to global operations.

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October 2020

2020 Sydney CIO Inner Circle

Eleven by Rockpool Events

An evening with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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26 November 2020

2020 Sydney CIO Executive Summit

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Walk away from this peer-led, one-day program with new connections and actionable insights.

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