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Succeed in the boardroom: WOBMeet Sydney
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Date Thursday, 23 February 2023
Time 23 Feb 17:30 - 23 Feb 19:30 AEDT
Venue ansarada Level 2 / 80 George Street The Rocks NSW 2000 Australia
Pricing Full Member
$ 35 Full Member
Corporate Member
$ 35 Corporate Member
Premium Member
$ 35 Premium Member
Champion Member
$ 35 Champion Member
Guests Allowed
Register by Thursday, 23 February 2023

It is time to become re-acquainted and network again at our WOBMeet event in Sydney.

This is a great opportunity to bring a  friend / colleague and for those who are new to WOB to be introduced to our terrific network. 

To bring a guest, please register your guest when checking out in the shopping cart. Friends will be charged at the member rate. If you have already registered and would like to bring a guest, please email WOB at wob-aus@womenonboards.net.

Tickets include drinks + light finger food.

Cyber... are you aware of your obligations?

In this session, Joss will talk about how boards can ask the right questions around cyber and get the level of oversight they needed about the risk their organisation is facing. 

Event Schedule
5:30 pm - Arrival and registrations (welcome drinks and canapés)
6:00 pm - 'Cyber - are you aware of your obligations?' with audience participation
7.00 pm - 7.30 pm - Keep the conversation going with post-event drinks


Guest Speaker: Joss Howard

Cybersecurity Partner, McGrathNicol
Non-Executive Director, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women's Shelter
AISA NSW Committee Member, Australian Information Security Association (AISA)
Non-Executive Director, InfoSecAssure Pty Ltd


Joss Howard has led teams in delivery of technical, information security and cyber resilience projects for over 25 years. She has held senior security management positions in military, industry and professional services. Joss has advised companies globally, including in the aerospace, defence, finance, government, healthcare, leisure and retail, transport, telecommunication and utilities sectors.

Her professional services career has included working with an extensive number of clients globally, helping to tackle cyber risk and increase security posture. She specialises in assessing security posture, developing strategies, and identifying investments, resources and initiatives to achieve optimal cyber security growth for her clients. Further, Joss advises boards and senior management on initiatives to improve their business resiliency against cyber threats, reduce risks and protect profitability.

Hosted by: Claire Braund

Non-Executive Director, WOB Pty Ltd (appointed April 2006)
Executive Director, Women on Boards Australia (appointed February 2018)
Chair, Central Coast Conservatorium of Music
Non-Executive Director & Governance Committee Chair, Coast Shelter Emergency Accommodation Ltd

Claire is a social entrepreneur and businesswoman based on the NSW Central Coast. She co-founded Women on Boards in Australia in 2006 and in the UK in 2012 following a career in journalism and public relations. She is an experienced Non-Executive Director on small businesses and large Not-For-Profit organisations and has significant expertise on board governance in many other sectors. 

Claire is a highly respected facilitator and speaker on a range of topics in the area of board governance, equity and diversity. She is an informed and entertaining MC and presenter and well known for her courage, conviction, compassion and confidence; and as someone who looks for new ideas and opportunities. 

In 2011 Claire became a Churchill Fellow for her research into gender balance on boards in Norway, France and the UK. She is also a graduate of the Benevolent Society’s Sydney Social Leadership Program which has led to a lifelong interest in affordable housing and related social issues, particularly those impacting women and children.