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. 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

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.

Co-Chairs

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Ben Doyle

Thales Australia
CISO Asia Pacific

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Marco Figueroa

NSW Department of Customer Service
Group Chief Information Security Officer

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Leanne Fry

AUSTRAC
Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Information Officer

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George Hunt

Sydney Water
General Manager - Digital, and CIO

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Richard Webby

Scentre Group
Group CTO & CIO

Members

Asaf Ahmad

Fire & Rescue NSW
CISO

Victor Akkari

Cochlear
Chief Information Security Officer

Jason Anderson

Qsuper
Head of Information Security

Tim Batten

MetLife Australia
CIO

Gayan Benedict

Reserve Bank of Australia
CIO

Garry Bentlin

Transgrid
CISO

Mitra Bhar

NSW Education Standards Authority
Chief Information Officer

Wendy Bryant

Transport for NSW
CIO

Nishanth Chandran

MLC
CIO

Rod Chapman

Euro Garages Australia
Chief Information Officer

Andy Chauhan

Ausgrid
CISO

Susie Costa

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Australia
SVP, Head of Security Management

Linda Da Silva

ING Bank
Chief Information Officer

Christian Daugbjerg

Demant
Vice President IT, Asia Pacific

Eduardo Dowd

WPP AUNZ
Group CIO

Nina Du Thaler

UnitingCare Queensland
Group Executive, Digital and Transactional Services

Elrich Engel

AMP
Group Head of Cyber Security and Digital Protection (CISO)

Daniel Evans

Rio Tinto Australia
Chief Information Security Officer

Matthew Fedele-Sirotich

NSW Department of Family and Community Services
Chief Information Security Officer

Ken Gallacher

St Vincent's Health Australia
Group CIO

Scott Green

McDonald's Australia
Chief Information Officer

Audrey Hanson

Bluescope Steel
Global CISO

Laurence Hatem

Arcadis
CIO Asia & Australia Pacific

Bob Hennessy

Lendlease
Group Chief Information Officer

Neil Hopkins

HSBC Bank Australia
Head of Cyber Security (AU/NZ)

Rob James

Vodafone Australia
Chief Information Officer & Director of Business Enablement

Doug Jenkins

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
CIO

Ryan Macnamee

Laing O'Rourke
Global CIO

Volker Mayr

Zurich Australia
CIO

Denise Mccrae

Inghams Group Limited
Chief Data Officer

Anthony Molinia

University of Newcastle
Chief Information Officer

Jackie Montado

Oil Search Limited
Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President

Christopher Neal

Ramsay Health Care Limited
CISO

Jamie Norton

Australian Taxation Office
CISO

Debbie Nova

Coca-Cola Amatil
Group CIO

Hank Opdam

The Star Entertainment Group
Chief Information Security & Continuity Officer

David Reeve

Metcash Trading
CIO

Sebastian Schultes

Brookfield Asset Management
Vice President, Technology Services

Siva Sivasubramanian

Optus Pty Ltd
CISO

Mark Smink

JLL
Chief Information Security Officer - Asia Pacific

Christoph Strizik

Origin Energy
Chief Information Security Officer

Brad Tallon

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

Fred Thiele

Transport for NSW
Group CISO

Wouter Veugelen

Healius
CISO

Roger Wahl

John Holland
CIO

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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October 2020

2020 Sydney CISO Inner Circle

Eleven by Rockpool Events

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

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November 2020

2020 Sydney CISO Executive Summit

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

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

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