Melbourne CISO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CISOs in the Melbourne 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 CISOs today.

  1. Accelerating security to match the pace of digital business initiatives
  2. Managing the risk created from a landscape of new core technologies
  3. Achieving sustainability for the CISO role without compromising outcomes

Melbourne CISO Governing Body

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


Jithma Beneragama

Department of Premier and Cabinet (Vic)
Executive Director Digital, Design and Innovation

Justin Davies

Chief Information Officer

Melinda Duke

RMIT University

Tracey Evans


Barry Magsanay

Treasury Wine Estates
Global Head of Information Security & Americas IT Services


George Abraham

Yarra Valley Water
Head of Cyber Security

Alan Ariti

Vocus Communications

Andrea Bell

EBOS Group
Chief Information Officer

Mark Brown

Costa Group

Catherine Buhler

Head of Cyber Risk, Assurance and Advisory | Group Security

Byron Collins

University of Melbourne
Executive Director Infrastructure Services and Chief Technology Officer

William Confalonieri

Deakin University
Chief Digital Officer, CIO and Vice President

Liam Connolly

Head of Cyber Security (CISO)

Simon Dalli

Target Australia
Group Head of IT - Cyber Security

Frank De Sa

Just Group
Chief Information Officer

Rishi Dutta

Public Transport Victoria
Chief Information Officer

John Ellis

BUPA Australia Health

Munro Farmer

Australia Post

Trish Farrugia

Melbourne Airport

David Fiorina

Head of Cyber Security

Kevin Glennon

K&S Corporation Limited
Chief Information Officer

Stuart Harrison

Medibank Private Limited

Martin Janssen

Department of Transport Victoria

Alex Jones

CitiPower Powercor & United Energy
Chief Information Officer

Ann Larkins

Australian Red Cross
Executive Director Information Communications and Technology

Thomas Leen

Global CISO

Morris Lieberman

Group CIO

Mithran Naiker

Chief Technology Officer

Chris O'Neill

Victoria Police
CIO - Assistant Commissioner

Ian Padgham

Vicinity Centres
Acting Chief Information Officer

Ashley Parkinson

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Rob Pickering

Australian Football League
General Manager - Technology

Jamie Rossato

Information Security Director

Matt Steadman

Nova Entertainment
Chief Technology Officer

Glenn Stuttard

Australia Post
Chief Information Security Officer

Craig Templeton

REA Group
Chief Information Security Officer

Lisa Tepper

Department of Premier and Cabinet (Vic)
Executive Director - Enterprise Solutions

Matt Toohey

ME Bank

Upcoming Events

In-person Programs

August 2021

Melbourne CISO Inner Circle

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

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11 November 2021

2021 Melbourne CISO Executive Summit Q3

Grand Hyatt Melbourne

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

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Virtual Programs

16 September 2021

Melbourne CISO Virtual Town Hall

Melbourne CIO & CISO Virtual Town Hall

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

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