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.


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Ben Doyle

Thales Australia
CISO Asia Pacific

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Marco Figueroa

NSW Department of Customer Service
Former Group Chief Information Security Officer

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Leanne Fry

Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Information Officer

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Roger Wahl

John Holland

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Richard Webby

Scentre Group
Group CTO & CIO


Asaf Ahmad

Fire & Rescue NSW

Victor Akkari

Chief Information Security Officer

Jason Anderson

Head of Information Security

Tim Batten

MetLife Australia

Gayan Benedict

Reserve Bank of Australia

Garry Bentlin


Mitra Bhar

NSW Education Standards Authority
Chief Information Officer

Wendy Bryant

Transport for NSW

Nishanth Chandran


Rod Chapman

Euro Garages Australia
Chief Information Officer

Andy Chauhan


Susie Costa

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Australia
SVP, Head of Security Management

Dave Cowan

Link Group
Chief Information Security Officer

Linda Da Silva

ING Bank
Chief Information Officer

Christian Daugbjerg

Vice President IT, Asia Pacific

Eduardo Dowd

Group CIO

Elrich Engel

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

Ian Forrester

Inghams Group Limited

Tanya Graham

Healthscope Limited

Scott Green

McDonald's Australia
Chief Information Officer

Audrey Hanson

Bluescope Steel
Global CISO

Laurence Hatem

CIO Asia & Australia Pacific

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

Ryan Macnamee

Laing O'Rourke
Global CIO

Volker Mayr

Zurich Australia

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

Jamie Norton

Australian Taxation Office

Debbie Nova

Coca-Cola Amatil
Group CIO

Hank Opdam

The Star Entertainment Group
Chief Information Security & Continuity Officer

Chris Pogson

General Manager, Technology (CIO)

David Reeve

Metcash Trading

Sebastian Schultes

Brookfield Asset Management
Vice President, Technology Services

Siva Sivasubramanian

SingTel Optus

Mark Smink

Chief Information Security Officer - Asia Pacific

Christoph Strizik

Origin Energy
Chief Information Security Officer

Brad Tallon

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

Fred Thiele

Transport for NSW
Group CISO

Wouter Veugelen


Upcoming Events

Virtual Programs

October 5, 2020

Global CISO Virtual Executive Summit - Day 1

A virtual gathering for CISOs with global responsibilities to discuss challenges unique to international operations.

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October 6, 2020

Global CISO Virtual Executive Summit - Day 2

A virtual gathering for CISOs with global responsibilities to discuss challenges unique to international operations.

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2020 October 8

Sydney CISO Virtual Boardroom

Accelerating Digital Transformation Initiatives

An intimate and interactive conversation framed around a hot topic or priority.

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22 October 2020

Australia CISO Virtual Town Hall

Steering the Enterprise Forward Through Innovation

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

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26 November 2020

Sydney CISO Virtual Executive Summit

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

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