Melbourne CISO Community


Join a powerful network of C-level peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CISOs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and best practices, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

  • Participate in year-round gatherings both in person and virtually with your local peer group
  • Engage in unparalleled collaboration through in-depth discussions on the most critical and relevant issues
  • Network with like-minded peers facing the same challenges as you
  • Exchange ideas, strategies and solutions validated by peers
  • Gain exclusive access to community insights, including best practices and survey results, to benchmark your organization with others
  • Learn how other leaders approached their challenges by leveraging peer-recommended partners
  • Make new connections through facilitated networking opportunities, including curated 1:1 peer meetings
  • Grow and enhance your career through an exclusive network and mentorship
  • Build lasting relationships and stay connected with peers and colleagues

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.

Governing Body Co-Chairs

John Ellis

QBE Insurance Group Ltd
Global Head of Security Trust & Influence

Governing Body Members

Varun Acharya

Healthscope Limited
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Serge Ambrose

MMG Limited
APAC Digital Technology Head

Angela Anthony

Executive General Manager IT & Digital

Alan Ariti


Arul Arogyanathan

Village Roadshow Limited
Group CIO

Damian Beltrami

Toll Group

Catherine Buhler

Chief Information Security Officer | Group Security

Fiona Caldwell

Estia Health

Byron Collins

The University of Melbourne
Executive Director, Business Services and Chief Technology Officer

Liam Connolly

Seek Limited

Sam Fariborz

David Jones

David Fiorina

Bunnings Warehouse
Head of Cyber Security

Kevin Glennon

K&S Corporation Limited
Chief Information Officer

Audrey Hanson

Global CISO

Nigel Hedges

Chemist Warehouse Group
General Manager IT Security Risk and Compliance

Ann Larkins

Australian Red Cross
Executive Director ICT/CIO

Thomas Leen

Global CISO

Andrew Longwill

Fonterra (Australia)
Head of IT, Oceania

Chris Moon

Fire Rescue Victoria
Chief Information Officer

Devan Naidoo

MUFG Pension & Market Services
Technology Director, Retirement & Superannuation Solutions

Clyde Netto

Thomson Reuters Australia
Chief Technology & Security Officer - Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Emerging Markets

Jamie Newman

Dennis Corporation Australia
General Manager - Digital

Karen O'Connor

Alinta Energy
GM Strategy & Architecture | Chief Architect

Peter Orlowski

Chief Information Officer

Ian Padgham

Parks Victoria

Ashley Parkinson

Victoria Police

Sandeep Patel

Orica Limited
Senior Manager - Core Technology (Global)

Rob Pickering

Australian Football League
Chief Technology Officer

Jennifer Rebeiro

Transport Accident Commission
Executive General Manager - Enterprise Transformation

Idris Shamsi

Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV)

Salim Shamsuddin

NSW Rural Fire Service

Ed Tollinton


Bastian Uber

John Holland
Chief Digital and Information Officer

Mark Wallace

Fortescue Metals Group
Head of Digital Technology FFI

Elizabeth Wilson

Department of Education & Training Victoria

Peter Wolski

Head of Cyber & Information Security

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CISOs today.

  1. Delivering Digital Innovation to Drive Value Across the Enterprise
  2. Maximizing Existing Resources to Optimize Emerging Costs
  3. Securing the Organization Through Advanced Technology Adoption

Upcoming Programs


15 August 2024 | an evening

Melbourne CISO Inner Circle

Park Hyatt Melbourne

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

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21 November 2024 | 1 day

Melbourne CISO Executive Summit

Crown Melbourne

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

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