Former Sydney Chapter Director, Phillimon Zongo, spreading the social media word on #ISACA50
We have over 1,500 members and are one of over 210 global chapters; consisting of Risk, Assurance, Governance and Security professionals.
The membership of Sydney Chapter has recently elected a new board of volunteer directors, who endeavour to improve board governance and team work. We have enhanced and implemented a robust Strategic Planning process to help develop leadership, improve succession planning and increase transparency. Further, we have significantly expanded the roles of our directors to achieve outcomes in favour of our membership. As a chapter, we have invested in team building, and strengthened our mentoring program for board directors.
Sydney Chapter has increased collaboration with fellow industry associations; such AISA and (ISC)2. We will further be strengthening these relationships and aim to develop more such collaborations with other membership-based associations. This will provide many opportunities for our members, enhancing their professional knowledge, in order to implement good practices.
Our chapter is focused on educational outreach and the needs of individuals joining the IS audit, cybersecurity, risk management, and privacy professions. Chapter events are designed to facilitate ongoing knowledge of ISACA’s core subject domains ,and to support the advancement of the COBIT framework. Our chapter is actively engaged in the region’s business and educational communities to promote ISACA’s core certifications CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT; as well as the new CyberSecurity Nexus certificate.
Visitors to our chapter benefit from the diverse backgrounds of our members, and their willingness to advance the profession. We also encourage organisations looking to recruit, to promote their vacancies on our chapter website. Similarly, our chapter will assist members that are between positions in finding new opportunities; both services for a nominal fee.
As an all-volunteer organization, we always welcome the support of our members. Members looking to take on leadership roles and give back to the profession are invited to inquire about joining the Sydney Chapter’s activities.
Finally, we take this opportunity to thank our generous sponsors; for without their support, we wouldn't be able to achieve the outcomes stated above. We also invite other organisations to sponsor chapter activities, including professional development sessions, special interest groups, whitepaper initiatives and our annual one-day summits. Contact us to find out more.
Gurvinder Pal Singh, President