Tackling Issues in Privacy & Cybersecurity- The Leaders at the Forefront

As regulatory pressure increases on the protection of information and as individuals become increasingly concerned with privacy, organisations must look internally and take proactive measures to avoid negative financial, security, brand and reputational impacts.

Next week, Sonder Consultants will be hosting a breakfast networking event with an interactive Q&A session where we will be joined by expert leaders in the industry to discuss the biggest privacy and cybersecurity challenges in Australia at the moment, the effects of the Mandatory Breach Notification scheme and GDPR, as well as looking at which organisations are currently making the greatest advancements in terms of privacy and cybersecurity in the Australian market and what they are doing.

We are delighted to host:

Alec Christie

Partner and Asia Pacific Digital Law Leader, EY

Alec Christie

Alec is a partner and the Asia Pacific Digital Law (including Data Privacy) Leader at EY with over 28 years’ experience. He has a diverse cross-border Asia Pacific practice with an emphasis on solutions in the areas of data privacy/cyber security, information (including Big Data analytics and IoT), e-health, e-commerce (including online marketing), Blockchain, smart contracts and distributed ledgers, Cloud computing, sourcing, open source software and commercial IT and IP.


Alec has been appointed to the editorial board of and is one of only three Australian experts for and to Data Guidance’s online ‘Global platform for data protection and privacy compliance’ and is the only Australian on the editorial boards of the global legal journals “Data Protection Leader” and “Digital Health Law” published by Cecile Park Publishing. Alec has also been appointed by Bloomberg BNA as its country expert/editor for Australia for its online global data privacy and security offering.

Kelly Henney

National Data Privacy Lead, KPMG

Kelly Henney

Kelly is the Australian Privacy Leader. She has over 17 years’ experience across the corporate sector and with ASIC in Government regulation where she has been responsible for and project managed multiple high profile litigations and Regulatory Taskforces.


Kelly brings a wealth of experience managing complex regulatory investigations, process governance, conduct and culture. Part of Kelly’s responsibility in these highly sensitive environments was to manage information governance involving confidentiality, integrity, security and privacy. Kelly was awarded an Australia Day medal for her work as the Senior Lawyer on the ABC Learning Centre Taskforce.

Lucy Mannering

Privacy and Digital Trust Manager, Commonwealth Bank

Lucy Mannering

Lucy is the manager of the digital trust and privacy team within the Digital Protection Group at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Prior to her current role, Lucy was the Legal Counsel Governance and Compliance for Transport for NSW, where she practised privacy and administrative law.


She is the mother of three children, and is also the Labor candidate for the marginal seat of Oatley at the 2019 NSW election. In March 2018, Melbourne University Press published her first book, a guide to family law in Australia.

Ajay Unni

Founder and CEO, Stickman

Ajay Unni

As the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Stickman, Ajay Unni specialises in helping customers manage the growing threat of data breaches and compliance with globally accepted industry standards for data security and compliance. He started his career as an entrepreneur at an early age of 16 and has over 27 years of experience.

Ajay holds a Masters of Information and Communication Technology from the University of Wollongong and a Bachelor in Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics from Osmania University. In addition, he is a Qualified Security Assessor with the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council.

Priyadarsi Nanda

Senior Lecturer in Cybersecurity, UTS

Priyadarsi Nanda

Dr. Priyadarsi Nanda is a Senior Academic at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) with more than 27 years of experience specialising in research and development of Cyber Security, IoT security, Internet Traffic Engineering, wireless sensor network security and many more related areas. His most significant work has been in the area of Intrusion Detection and Prevention systems using image processing techniques, Sybil attack detection in IoT based applications, intelligent firewall design.

In the last 10 years, Dr. Nanda’s research contributions are mainly in the area of Cyber Security. He has published 80+ high quality refereed research papers including Transactions in Computers, Transactions in Parallel Processing and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Future Generations of Computer Systems (FGCS) as well as many ERA Tier A/A* conference articles. Recently, his work in Cyber Security research has earned him and his team Oman research council’s national award for best research.

Please get in touch with Lori Beattie on lori.beattie@sonderconsultants.com for further information about our upcoming events or follow us on LinkedIn.

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