Sydney CIO Community


Join a powerful network of C-level peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CIOs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and best practices, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

  • Participate in year-round gatherings both in person and virtually with your local peer group
  • Engage in unparalleled collaboration through in-depth discussions on the most critical and relevant issues
  • Network with like-minded peers facing the same challenges as you
  • Exchange ideas, strategies and solutions validated by peers
  • Gain exclusive access to community insights, including best practices and survey results, to benchmark your organization with others
  • Learn how other leaders approached their challenges by leveraging peer-recommended partners
  • Make new connections through facilitated networking opportunities, including curated 1:1 peer meetings
  • Grow and enhance your career through an exclusive network and mentorship
  • Build lasting relationships and stay connected with peers and colleagues

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.


Nishanth Chandran

Suncorp Group
Head Of Technology Strategy and Transformation

Lea Cornelius

Compass Group Australia

Christian Daugbjerg

Vice President IT, Asia Pacific

Paul Murphy

Chief Information Officer


Asaf Ahmad

Schneider Electric Australia
Pacific Zone Senior Cyber Security Governance Officer

Victor Akkari

Cochlear Limited
Chief Information Security Officer

Jason Anderson

Australian Retirement Trust
Chief Information Security Officer

Helen Angell

Coates Hire
Chief Information Officer

Stoyan Assenov

Director Information Security

Vivek Attri

Vice President - Information Security

Venkat Balakrishnan

TAL Life

Stephen Bennett

Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd
Group Chief Information Security Officer

Wendy Bryant

NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet
Chief Digital and Information Officer

Richard Burke

Inghams Group
Chief Information Security Officer

James Carter

Inner West Council
Chief Information Officer

Dave Cowan

Challenger Limited
Chief Information Security Officer

Jack Cross

Queensland University Of Technology
Associate Director of Information Security

Elrich Engel

Group CISO I Director of Security, Risk & Compliance

Daniel Evans

Rio Tinto
Chief Information Officer

Richard Exton

Aware Super

Loren Fisher

The Lottery Corporation
Chief Information Officer

Raghu Gandhy

Veolia Australia and New Zealand
Chief Information Security Officer

Tanya Graham

icare NSW
Group Executive - Digital & Transformation

Fady Haddad

Group Manager, Service Delivery and Information Technology Operations

Kate Ingwersen

Challenger Limited
Chief Technology Officer

Frederick Lusk

NSW Health
Chief Information Officer & Chief Information Security Officer, NSW Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health

Colin Mapp

Toyota Finance Australia
Chief Information Officer

Anthony Molinia

University of Newcastle
Chief Digital Officer

Mackenzie Muir

Allianz Australia
Chief Information Security Officer

Christopher Neal

Ramsay Health Care Limited

Katie Payten

Woolworths Group
Head of Digital - Cyber Security and Technology Risk

Sebastian Schultes

Brookfield Asset Management Australia
Senior Vice President, Technology Services

Mark Smink

Brookfield Asset Management Australia
Director - Information Security

Morgan Storey

Sonic Healthcare
Chief Information Security Officer

Brad Tallon

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

Nidhin Tamil

Boral Limited
Chief Information Security Officer

Nick Vine

Head of Information Security

Danny Walsh

George Weston Foods
Business & Technology Services (BTS) Director

Bianca Wirth

NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Jihad Zein

Toll Group
Head of IT Governance, Risk and Assurance

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

  1. Amplifying Value Through Digital Ecosystems
  2. Strengthening Cyber Risk's Role as a Driver for Enterprise Decision Making
  3. Accelerating Growth with Agility & Innovation

Upcoming Programs


14 March 2024 | an evening

Sydney CIO Inner Circle

Watersedge at Campbell's Stores, Sydney

A gathering with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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September 2024 | an evening

Sydney CIO Inner Circle

A gathering with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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14 November 2024 | 1 day

Sydney CIO Executive Summit

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

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

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