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.


Ben Doyle

Thales Australia
CISO Asia Pacific

Leanne Fry

Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Information Officer

Roger Wahl

John Holland

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

MLC Life

Rod Chapman

Euro Garages Australia
Chief Information Officer

Andy Chauhan


Susie Costa

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Australia
SVP, Head of Security Management

Dave Cowan

Link Group
Chief Information Security Officer

Linda Da Silva

ING Bank
Chief Information Officer

Christian Daugbjerg

Vice President IT, Asia Pacific

Eduardo Dowd

Group CIO

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

Ian Forrester

Inghams Group

Tanya Graham

Healthscope Limited

Scott Green

McDonald's Australia
Chief Information Officer

Audrey Hanson

Bluescope Steel
Global CISO

Rob James

TPG Telecom
Group Chief Digital and Information Officer

Doug Jenkins

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

Ryan Macnamee

Laing O'Rourke
Global CIO

Sheela Maji

Serco Asia Pacific
Chief Digital Officer (Asia Pacific)

Volker Mayr

Zurich Australia

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

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

Chris Pogson

General Manager, Technology (CIO)

David Reeve

Metcash Trading

Kshira Saagar

Latitude Financial Services
Chief Data Officer

Sebastian Schultes

Brookfield Asset Management Australia
Vice President, Technology Services

Siva Sivasubramanian

SingTel Optus

Mark Smink

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)

Fred Thiele

Transport for NSW
Group CISO

Marianne Vosloo

Energy Queensland
Chief Information Officer

Rob Wiggan

Queensland University Of Technology
Associate Director Information Security

Upcoming Events

Virtual Programs

24 February 2021

Australia CIO Virtual Town Hall

The CIO & CTOs Journey to Achieving an Effective Cloud Strategy

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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March 16, 2021

Global CIO Virtual Town Hall

Nurturing an Agile and Innovative Culture across Globally Distributed Teams

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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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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June 23, 2021

Global CIO Virtual Town Hall

Global CIO Virtual Town Hall

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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