Melbourne CIO 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 CIOs 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 CIO Governing Body

A regional Governing Body leads the Melbourne CIO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CIOs, for CIOs.

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Tracey Evans

Virtus Health

Matt Mueller

Iluka Resources Limited
Group AI & Automation Executive

Martha O'Sullivan


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

Mark Brown

Costa 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)
Manager IT Australia

Chris Moon

Fire Rescue Victoria
Chief Information Officer

Devan Naidoo

Link Group
Technology Director (CIO) - RSS

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

Transdev Australasia
Chief Digital & Innovation 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

Michael Ross

Qantas Airways
Group Chief Information Officer

Jamie Rossato

Lion Co
Chief Information Security Officer

Idris Shamsi

Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV)

Kirk Stephen

EBOS Group
Chief Information Security Officer

Glenn Stuttard

Australia Post
Chief Information Security Officer

Saeed Tasbihsazan

Telstra Corporation
CTO Enterprise, Government & Financial Services

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 CIOs today.

  1. Shaping the Efficient Enterprise with AI & Automation
  2. Strengthening Partnerships for Wider Business Impact
  3. Illustrating IT’s Value through Business-first Initiatives

Upcoming Programs


28 May 2024 | 1 hour

Melbourne CIO Town Hall

Bridging the Gap Between AI Excitement and Readiness

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

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15 August 2024 | an evening

Melbourne CIO 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 CIO Executive Summit

Crown Melbourne

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

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