Sydney CISO Community


Join a powerful network of 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 experiences, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:


Participate in year-round gatherings with your local peer group featuring unparalleled opportunities for collaboration, in-depth discussions and networking.


Exchange peer-validated strategies, solutions and partners, and access exclusive community insights to learn how other CISOs approach similar challenges.


Make new connections, enhance your career through an exclusive network, and build lasting relationships with peers.

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

  1. Accelerating High Growth and Digitally-Driven Outcomes
  2. Advancing the Business Value of Security
  3. Thriving through Volatility - Empowering People, Resiliency and Insights

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.


Nishanth Chandran

Suncorp Group
Technology & Transformation Executive (Divisional CIO)

Dovid Clarke

Sydney Airport Corporation
Head of Cyber Security

Lea Cornelius

Compass Group Australia

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

Daniela Fernandez

PayPal Australia
Head of Information Security Australia

Paul Murphy

Chief Information Officer


Victor Akkari

Chief Information Security Officer

Jason Anderson

Australian Retirement Trust
Chief Information Security Officer

Vivek Attri

Regional Information Security Officer

Venkat Balakrishnan

TAL Life

Stephen Bennett

Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd
Group Chief Information Security Officer

Wendy Bryant

NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet
Chief Digital and Information Officer

Richard Burke

Inghams Group
Chief Information Security Officer

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

Group CISO I Director of Security, Risk & Compliance

Daniel Evans

Rio Tinto Australia
Chief Information Officer

Richard Exton

Aware Super

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

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

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

Mark Smink

Jones Lang LaSalle
Chief Information Security Officer - Asia Pacific

Morgan Storey

Sonic Healthcare
Chief Information Security Officer

Brad Tallon

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

Nick Vine

Head of Information Security

Danny Walsh

George Weston Foods
Business & Technology Services (BTS) Director

Bianca Wirth

NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Jihad Zein

Toll Group
Head of IT Governance, Risk and Assurance

Upcoming Programs


6 September 2023 | an evening

Sydney CISO Inner Circle

Beta Events

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



2 November 2023 | 1 day

Sydney CISO Executive Summit

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

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


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