Sydney 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

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.

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Venkat Balakrishnan

TAL Life

Susie Costa

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
SVP, Head of Security Management

Ben Doyle

Thales Australia
CISO Asia Pacific

Daniela Fernandez

PayPal Australia
Head of Information Security Australia

Governing Body Members

Asaf Ahmad

Schneider Electric Australia
Pacific Zone Senior Cyber Security Governance Officer

Victor Akkari

Cochlear Limited
Chief Information Security Officer

Jason Anderson

Australian Retirement Trust
Chief Information Security Officer

Helen Angell

Coates Hire
Chief Information Officer

Stoyan Assenov

Director Information Security

Vivek Attri

Vice President - Information Security

Wendy Bryant

NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet
Chief Digital and Information Officer

Richard Burke

Inghams Group
Chief Information Security Officer

Kate Carruthers

University of New South Wales
Chief Data & Insights Officer

James Carter

Inner West Council
Chief Information Officer

Dave Cowan

Challenger Limited
Chief Information Security Officer

Angela Donohoe

Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade

Richard Exton

Aware Super

Loren Fisher

The Lottery Corporation
Chief Information Officer

Raghu Gandhy

Veolia Australia and New Zealand
Chief Information Security Officer

Tanya Graham

icare NSW
Group Executive - Digital & Transformation

Fady Haddad

Group Manager, Service Delivery and Information Technology Operations

Kate Ingwersen

Challenger Limited
Chief Technology Officer

Frederick Lusk

Judicial Commission of NSW
Head of Information Technology Services

Anthony Molinia

University of Newcastle
Chief Digital & Information Officer

Mackenzie Muir

Allianz Australia
Chief Information Security Officer

Christopher Neal

Ramsay Health Care Limited

Katie Payten

Woolworths Group
Head of Digital - Cyber Security and Technology Risk

Sebastian Schultes

Brookfield Asset Management Australia
Senior Vice President, Technology Services

Mark Smink

Brookfield Asset Management Australia
Director - Information Security

Morgan Storey

Sonic Healthcare
Chief Information Security Officer

Brad Tallon

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

Nidhin Tamil

Boral Limited
Chief Information Security Officer

Danny Walsh

George Weston Foods
Business & Technology Services (BTS) Director

Bianca Wirth

NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Director – Emerging Technology

Jihad Zein

Toll Group
Head of IT Governance, Risk and Assurance

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


22 August 2024 | an evening

Sydney CISO Inner Circle

Ace Hotel Sydney

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

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14 November 2024 | 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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