20 September 

Chapter Members,

It has been my pleasure serving as the (ISC)2 Melbourne Chapter president and chair since 2012, through tremendous growth and establishment of a community of information security practitioners and supports. I end my tenure in November 2018 by thanking you for the past 6.5 years:

  • Thanks to you, we’ve gone from 15 founding members of the inaugural (ISC)2 Melbourne Chapter to 587 people
  • Thanks to you, we now offer opportunities for networking and sharing information security trends and information every two months and focus on technical topics thought to be underrepresented in Melbourne
  • Thanks to you and chapter promotional activities, CISSP-certified people across Australia now exceed 2,300 people, up from less than 1,000 people in the early days
  • Thanks to you, the local Melbourne market now accommodates more than a dozen security-related organisations and ‘meetups’, offering us all many choices to work on challenges in the industry and celebrate successes. We could count Melbourne-based security organisations on just one hand six years ago!

I am pleased to announce that Dhananjaya ‘DJ’ Naronikar, CISSP has been appointed as the President and Chair, effective from 20 November 2018 and the chapter executive has unanimously ratified this on 18 September 2018. Between now and end-November, DJ will continue his role as the Chapter Director of Marketing and Media and support me in transitioning duties and seeking a replacement for his prior role.

Dhananjaya 'DJ' Naronikar is a senior GRC, Data, Agile, and Cyber professional with more than 21 years’ experience. His career includes leading the Enterprise Data Governance team at ANZ Bank, being an entrepreneur and a mentor for budding talent in the Data & Cyber domains.

He has previously held senior leadership roles in information security in such sectors as energy, professional services and consulting.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dhananjayanaronikar/