Directors’ Briefing: Governing Privacy in a Digital World

Wed 1 Aug 2018
5.15pm to 7.30pm

(Arrival time: 5.00pm)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


Australian Institute of Company Directors
Level 1, 10 Bond Street
Sydney, 2000 NSW


Single Members: A$88.00 Non-members: A$99.00

Ben Hamilton

Managing Director Strategic Communications, FTI Consulting

With twenty years of experience in media, political, corporate and advisory roles, Ben works across the financial services, energy and resources, industrials, retail, health and agriculture sectors on complex communication tasks including crisis and issues management, reputation management, public affairs, stakeholder management and industry advocacy.

Before joining FTI Consulting, Ben held executive and general management roles in the energy and utilities industry in areas including corporate communications, marketing, corporate strategy and information technology.

A graduate of Charles Sturt University, Ben has also worked as a media and policy advisor, and as a radio journalist, news editor and communications tutor.

Angela Donohoe GAICD

Angela Donohoe GAICD

Chief Information Officer, BPAY Group

Angela Donohoe is responsible for leading BPAY’s technology function including business focussed strategy, architecture, solutions and operations that enable high quality and innovative technology and payments services.

She was appointed to the new role of Chief Information Officer in October 2016. In this role, Angela has ownership and oversight of technology governance, risk management and information security.

She is a member of BPAY’s executive leadership team, working with the CEO and her senior colleagues to design and deliver services that exceed client expectations and support BPAY in meeting its strategic and financial objectives.

Angela has more than 25 years experience in senior technology leadership roles in financial services and government including Cuscal, Societe Generale and Bank of New York.

Most recently, she was CIO and Director, Information Services for the NSW Office of State Revenue. Angela is a Fellow of CPA Australia and FINSIA and is a director of a not for profit childcare organisation.

Nicole Murdoch

Director, Bennett & Philp Lawyers

Nicole is an electrical engineer and a director, and Information Security and Intellectual Property Practice Group Manager, with Bennett & Philp Lawyers. She is also a director of the Australian Information Security Association (AISA).

Nicole has over 10 years' experience in legal and corporate governance experience and 10 years' practical experience in the IT industry, including in encryption and military projects. She is also a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Nicole advises some of the world's largest software, mining, food production and technology companies to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. She advises clients on data breaches, un-authorised data disclosures, regulatory compliance and mandatory data breach notification laws and breach responses. Her IT industry experience spans the encryption, telecommunications, military, printing, web development and digital communications sectors.

In addition, Nicole acts in complex litigation matters, conducts Anton Piller searches to protect and seize confidential information, performs intellectual property due diligences, negotiates licensing agreements to commercialise intellectual property and acts in patent, trade mark, copyright and design infringement matters.

Amie Grierson

Amie Grierson

Acting Assistant Commissioner, Privacy, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

In her role as Acting Assistant Commissioner, Privacy, Amie Grierson oversees the privacy dispute resolution functions of the OAIC. These functions include leading regulatory action in the areas of Commissioner initiated investigations, notifiable data breaches, complaint handling, responding to community, business and government enquiries, and undertaking other regulatory activity.

Ms Grierson has been at the OAIC, and the former OPC, for 8 years. Prior to this Amie has worked in legal, policy, and advocacy roles within government and the non-profit sector, including as a lawyer at the Australian Government Solicitor, where she provided specialist advice on privacy and information law.

Ms Grierson holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Newcastle, and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University.

In today’s digital age, company directors have a greater responsibility to foster a privacy culture.

With the introduction of mandatory data breach notification laws, directors need to ensure they set clear expectations of their management team on how to identify and respond to privacy threats. Australian organisations are now bound by cyber security laws that US firms have faced since 2002 and thousands of businesses remain significantly unprepared.

With data breach reports soaring, cyberattacks on the rise and the introduction of hefty fines, now more than ever, it is critical you are well prepared to ensure you are protected. A strong privacy policy and cyber resilience strategy can save your company millions.

Join us as leading experts shed light on:

  • The privacy legislation changes and how they will affect your organisation
  • Understanding the board’s role in privacy governance
  • Having a strong privacy policy in place that complies with the new legislation
  • The reputational damage and implications that can arise from a serious data breach

You will also have the opportunity to ask questions during our audience Q&A and network with your fellow peers after the formal presentations.

Contact details

Katie Ardzejewski
Members & Directors Coordinator (Programs)
T. 02 8248 2776