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. Strategies for a risk-aligned, resilient organization
  2. Developing and investing in the security workforce of tomorrow
  3. Creating business value and supporting agile business operations

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.


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Jithma Beneragama

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

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Justin Davies

Chief Information Officer


Alan Ariti

Vocus Communications

Andrea Bell

EBOS Group
Chief Information Officer

Catherine Buhler


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

Tracey Evans


Stephen Fontana

Victoria Police
Assistant Commissioner (CIO)

Kevin Glennon

K&S Corporation Limited
Chief Information Officer

Stuart Harrison

Medibank Private Limited

Darren Hungerford

Bluescope Steel

Alex Jones

CitiPower Powercor & United Energy
Chief Information Officer

Ann Larkins

Australian Red Cross
Executive Director Information Communications and Technology

Thomas Leen

BHP Billiton Ltd.
Global CISO

Morris Lieberman

Group CIO

Barry Magsanay

Treasury Wine Estates
Head of Information Security

Matt Malone

Healthscope Limited

Nicholas McKenzie

National Australia Bank
GM, Cybersecurity and CISO

Mithran Naiker

Chief Technology Officer

Felicity Nutter

Director IT - ANZ, US, Europe

Jamie Rossato

Orica Limited
Vice President - Information Technology & Cyber Security

Damien Scalzo

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
CIO Australia and New Zealand

Oliver Schmill

Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific

Brendan Smith


Matt Steadman

Nova Entertainment
Chief Technology Officer

Craig Templeton

REA Group
Chief Information Security Officer

Lisa Tepper

NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet
Executive Director - Enterprise Solutions

Matt Toohey

ME Bank

Marianne Vosloo

Australian Federal Police
National Manager Technology & Innovation (CIO)

Andrew Walduck

Latitude Financial Services
Chief Operating Officer

Craig de Rooden

Former EVP/ Global Head of Business Improvement and Transformation

Upcoming programs

September 21, 2020

2020 Global CISO Executive Summit

Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain

A three-day summit for CISOs with global responsibilities to come together and discuss challenges unique to global operations.

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December 2020

2020 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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