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.


Susie Costa

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Australia
SVP, Head of Security Management

Ben Doyle

Thales Australia
CISO Asia Pacific

Leanne Fry

Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Information Officer

David Reeve

Metcash Trading

Roger Wahl

John Holland
Chief Digital and Information Officer


Asaf Ahmad

Fire & Rescue NSW

Victor Akkari

Chief Information Security Officer

Toby Amodio

Australian Taxation Office
Chief Information Security Officer

Jason Anderson

Head of Information Security

Venkat Balakrishnan

TAL Life

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

Richard Burke

Graincorp Limited
Global Information Security Manager

Andy Chauhan


Dovid Clarke

Sydney Airport Corporation
Head of Cyber Security

Dave Cowan

Link Group
Chief Information Security 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 Communities and Justice
Chief Information Security Officer

Tanya Graham

Healthscope Limited
Executive General Manager, Strategic Programs

Audrey Hanson

Bluescope Steel
Global CISO

Darren Hungerford

Bluescope Steel

Rob James

TPG Telecom
Group Chief Digital and Information Officer

Doug Jenkins

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

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

Niromi Mulholland

The Arnott’s Group
Chief Information Security Officer

Christopher Neal

Ramsay Health Care Limited

Hank Opdam

The Star Entertainment Group
Chief Information Security & Continuity Officer

Chris Pogson

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

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

Chief Information Officer

Fred Thiele

Transport for NSW
Group CISO

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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18 November 2021

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

24 November 2021

Sydney CIO Virtual Town Hall

Sydney CIO & CISO Virtual Town Hall

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

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