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. Seizing momentum – influencing and leading the enterprise
  2. Thriving through uncertainty - empowering people and delivering value
  3. Advancing and scaling strategic, outcome-based technologies

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.

Co-Chairs

Susie Costa

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Australia
SVP, Head of Security Management

Ben Doyle

Thales Australia
CISO Asia Pacific

Leanne Fry

AUSTRAC
Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Information Officer

David Reeve

Metcash Trading
CIO

Roger Wahl

John Holland
CIO

Members

Asaf Ahmad

Fire & Rescue NSW
CISO

Victor Akkari

Cochlear
Chief Information Security Officer

Toby Amodio

Australian Taxation Office
Deputy CISO

Jason Anderson

Qsuper
Head of Information Security

Tim Batten

MetLife Australia
CIO

Gayan Benedict

Reserve Bank of Australia
CIO

Garry Bentlin

Transgrid
CISO

Mitra Bhar

NSW Education Standards Authority
Chief Information Officer

Wendy Bryant

Transport for NSW
CIO

Richard Burke

Graincorp Limited
Global Information Security Manager

Andy Chauhan

Ausgrid
CISO

Dovid Clarke

Sydney Airport Corporation
Head of Cyber Security

Dave Cowan

Link Group
Chief Information Security Officer

Linda Da Silva

ING Bank
Chief Information Officer

Christian Daugbjerg

Demant
Vice President IT, Asia Pacific

Eduardo Dowd

WPP AUNZ
Group CIO

Elrich Engel

AMP
Group Head of Cyber Security and Digital Protection (CISO)

Daniel Evans

Rio Tinto Australia
Chief Information Security Officer

Matthew Fedele-Sirotich

NSW Department of Communities and Justice
Chief Information Security Officer

Tanya Graham

Healthscope Limited
Executive General Manager, Strategic Programs

Audrey Hanson

Bluescope Steel
Global CISO

Rob James

TPG Telecom
Group Chief Digital and Information Officer

Doug Jenkins

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
CIO

Ryan Macnamee

Laing O'Rourke
Australia CIO & Group CISO

Sheela Maji

Serco Asia Pacific
Chief Digital Officer (Asia Pacific)

Volker Mayr

Zurich Australia
CIO

Anthony Molinia

University of Newcastle
Chief Information Officer

Jackie Montado

Oil Search Limited
Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President

Mackenzie Muir

Allianz Australia
Chief Information Security Officer

Niromi Mulholland

The Arnott’s Group
Chief Information Security Officer

Christopher Neal

Ramsay Health Care Limited
CISO

Debbie Nova

Coca-Cola Amatil
Group CIO

Hank Opdam

The Star Entertainment Group
Chief Information Security & Continuity Officer

Chris Pogson

Mirvac
General Manager, Technology (CIO)

Kshira Saagar

Latitude Financial Services
Chief Data Officer

Sebastian Schultes

Brookfield Asset Management Australia
Vice President, Technology Services

Siva Sivasubramanian

SingTel Optus
CISO

Mark Smink

JLL Australia
Chief Information Security Officer - Asia Pacific

Christoph Strizik

Origin Energy
Chief Information Security Officer

Brad Tallon

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

Debbie Taylor

NBN
Chief Information Officer

Fred Thiele

Transport for NSW
Group CISO

Marianne Vosloo

Energy Queensland
Chief Information Officer

Richard Webby

SingTel Optus
Managing Director, Digital

Rob Wiggan

Queensland University Of Technology
Associate Director Information Security

Upcoming Events


In-person Programs

23 June 2021

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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2021 November

Sydney CIO Executive Summit

Sofitel Wentworth Sydney

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

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Virtual Programs

27 May 2021

Sydney CIO Virtual Executive Summit

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

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