Sydney CISO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CISOs 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 CISOs today.

  1. Supporting business agility with risk-based programs
  2. Evaluating, communicating and responding to evolving threats
  3. Building a culture of security to enable smart, secure decision-making

Sydney CISO Governing Body

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


Dovid Clarke

Sydney Airport Corporation
Head of Cyber Security

Susie Costa

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
SVP, Head of Security Management

Christian Daugbjerg

Vice President IT, Asia Pacific

Ben Doyle

Thales Australia
CISO Asia Pacific

David Reeve

Metcash Trading


Victor Akkari

Chief Information Security Officer

Toby Amodio

Parliament of Australia
Chief Information Security Officer

Jason Anderson

Australian Retirement Trust
Chief Information Security Officer

Venkat Balakrishnan

TAL Life

Stephen Bennett

Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd
Group Chief Information Security Officer

Mitra Bhar

NSW Education Standards Authority
Chief Information Officer

Wendy Bryant

NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet
Chief Digital and Information Officer

Richard Burke

Global Information Security Manager

Nishanth Chandran

Suncorp Group
Transformation Director & Interim CIO/Head of Wealth Technology

Lea Cornelius

Compass Group Australia

Dave Cowan

Link Group
Chief Information Security Officer

Jack Cross

Queensland University Of Technology
Associate Director of Information Security

Eduardo Dowd

Group CIO

Elrich Engel

Director Cyber Security (CISO), Architecture & Data (acting)

Daniel Evans

Rio Tinto Australia
Chief Information Officer

Richard Exton

Aware Super

Daniela Fernandez

PayPal Australia
Head of Information Security Australia

Leanne Fry

Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Information Officer

Raghu Gandhy

Veolia Australia and New Zealand
Chief Information Security Officer

Tanya Graham

Healthscope Limited
Executive General Manager, Strategic Programs

Kate Ingwersen

Challenger Limited
Chief Technology Officer

Mukesh Kapadia

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Australia
Global Deputy CISO and BPT Integration Lead

Frederick Lusk

NSW Health

Colin Mapp

Toyota Finance Australia
Chief Information Officer

Anthony Molinia

University of Newcastle
Chief Information Officer

Mackenzie Muir

Allianz Australia
Chief Information Security Officer

Paul Murphy

GHD Services
Chief Technology Officer

Christopher Neal

Ramsay Health Care Limited

Hank Opdam

The Star Entertainment Group
Chief Information Security & Continuity Officer

Sebastian Schultes

Brookfield Asset Management Australia
Vice President, Technology Services

Siva Sivasubramanian


Mark Smink

Jones Lang LaSalle
Chief Information Security Officer - Asia Pacific

Brad Tallon

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

Debbie Taylor

Chief Information Officer

Wouter Veugelen

VP Global Cyber & Information Security

Nick Vine

Group Manager, Cybersecurity

Bianca Wirth

Deputy CISO

Upcoming Programs


21 July 2022 | 1 hour

Sydney CISO Virtual Town Hall

The Future of Email Security

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

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16 August 2022 | an evening

Sydney CISO Inner Circle

Ivy Sunroom

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

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November 2022 | 1 day

Sydney CISO Executive Summit

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

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