Our Events

The Information Governance ANZ Mission is to bring together a community of information governance professionals in Australia and New Zealand to develop and promote best practices and innovations in information governance.

The Information Governance ANZ community provides a forum to learn from leading practitioners, keep informed of the latest developments and shape the future development of information governance.


LawFestNZ: New Zealand's premier legal innovation & technology event

Date: 21 March, 2019 – Auckland, NZ

LawFest is designed for all legal professionals with an interest in innovation and leveraging technology. You will hear from those that are innovating and explore opportunities to help you transform how legal services are delivered, for today and the future. The speakers will deliver practical insights of what they are doing, how they started and what comes next. The programme provides something for everyone, from those new to technology, to those currently at the forefront of legal innovation. The programme is packed full of practical insights with keynotes, panel discussions, workshops and breakout sessions to choose from.

If you are interested in innovation and technology to drive efficiency in your organisation, then LawFest is the event for you.

Checkout the full programme and all the speakers.


Past Information Governance ANZ Events

November 2018:

Data Breaches: Media influence – PR tips & traps

Recognising the risks of getting the media and PR strategy right in a data breach event is crucial. You can catch up on our recent event hosted by Gilbert +Tobin with iappANZ and guest panellists, Renee Bertuch, Managing Director, Cannings - Strategic Communications, Tim Gole, Partner, Gilbert+ Tobin and Melissa Coade, Senior Journalist, NSW Law Society. You can view the video here and you can read more about Renée’s top tips here for managing your organisation’s reputation (read here); as Renee says – ‘Don’t let your first response become the second crisis.’

October 2018:

Cybersecurity: reducing cyber risk by best practice Information Security and Information Governance

Special guests – David Fricker, Director-General of the National Archives and Nigel Phair, Director of UNSW Cyber, Canberra led an interactive discussion about the challenges and best practices to govern and secure information in light of Australia’s Digital Continuity 2020 Policy, the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme, and the new Australian Government’s Agencies Privacy Code.

September 2018:

Roundtable discussion led by Advisory Board member, Melanie Marks to discuss Privacy and Trust
Read the article here

August 2018:

Information management and data capabilities tool

This roundtable was led by Linda Zakman, Director, NAA and Susan Bennett and discussed the National Archives of Australia’s Information management and data capabilities tool released for consultation with the final version to be released in December 2018.

July 2018:

Privacy & Security Roundtable 3 July - Sydney & 17 July - Melbourne

InfoGovANZ and Nuix have come together to share in the discussion around data privacy and governance and what it means for Australian Enterprises. Join us for an intimate lunch event where we open the discussion to the audience and tackle some questions around data privacy, compliance and managing security.

Cloudy with a chance of rain: IG and Cloud Computing Roundtable - 18 July - Sydney

Advisory Board member, Dr Peter Chapman led a roundtable discussing:

  • Information benefits and risks posed by Cloud adoption (upside/downside)
  • Infosecurity considerations
  • Best practice standards, governance and frameworks

Read the report here

May 2018:

  • 24 and 30 May: An evening with Jason R. Baron
    'Presidential tweets, Self-destructing messages and the use of Shadow IT as the 'new normal': The need for Information Governance more than ever'

    (View report of event, video and slides here)

  • 2 May: Leading Information Governance: Information Innovation@UTS and InfoGovANZ event

March 2018:

NZ Privacy and Data Protection Roundtable held in Wellington on 9 March 2018



At Western Sydney University, the continually changing information landscape has led to the development of the Master of Information Governance degree. This degree transforms you into a professional with cross-disciplinary knowledge of information governance, including an in-depth understanding of the leading issues in business, law and computing.


Our Supporters

Information Governance ANZ welcomes anyone who is interested in joining our community. Likewise, Information Governance ANZ welcomes supporters and sponsors of this community. 

With your involvement, expertise and the products and services you provide, Information Governance ANZ can achieve its Mission of bringing together a community of information governance professionals in Australia and New Zealand to develop and promote best practices and innovation. 

If you are interested in supporting or sponsoring Information Governance ANZ, click here for further information and contact details. 

Founding Supporter


Active Navigation is a recognised industry leader providing unique file analysis software for the discovery, transformation and ongoing control of unstructured data wherever it lies in the enterprise.  Active Navigation’s products play a fundamental role in any information governance strategy enabling cost, risk and efficiency savings through information audit, clean up and defensible deletion, intelligent file migration, records capture, eDiscovery collection and ongoing policy monitoring.



Silver Supporters


 FTI Consulting is an independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional.

Nuix understands the DNA of data at enormous scale. The Nuix software pinpoints the critical information organisations need to anticipate, detect and act on cybersecurity, risk and compliance threats. The intuitive platform identifies hidden connections between people, objects, locations and events – providing real-time clarity, control and efficiency to uncover the key facts and their context. Nuix and its partners deliver solutions that incorporate global expertise in cybersecurity, law enforcement, digital forensics, investigation, intelligence, legal discovery and information governance.

Member Supporters



We are proud to be affiliated with the following organisations and associations that support their respective members in the various disciplines that Information Governance ANZ brings together.


DAMA: the association for data professionals

DAMA Australia represents the Australian Chapters of DAMA International, the non-profit industry association dedicated to advancing the profession of data management. Our chapters in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney provide a forum for members to exchange information, ideas and experiences.

We help data management practitioners become more knowledgeable and skilled in their profession and stay up-to-date with the latest developments in managing data.  We help everyone gain an understanding of data and the role it plays in their organisation


The Information Governance Initiative (IGI) is a US based think tank and community dedicated to advancing the adoption of Information Governance (IG) practices and technologies through research, events, advocacy and peer-to-peer networking. The IGI are dedicated to the professionalisation of IG and have called for the creation of a new kind of information leader called the Chief Information Governance Officer. The IGI Annual Report has become an industry standard reference guide for organisations benchmarking and building their IG programs.


The International Association of Privacy Professionals Australia and New Zealand (iappANZ) is the pre-eminent forum for privacy professionals in Australia and New Zealand. iappANZ is affiliated with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource with more than 23,000 members. iappANZ works with public and private entities across all industry sectors in Australia and New Zealand as well as the Privacy Commissioners in both countries.  iappANZ promotes the intrinsic value of professional privacy practices and offers its members a wealth of opportunities to expand their privacy knowledge, compliance, interests and networks. iappANZ members in Australia and New Zealand represent some of the best minds in the privacy field, from large public companies and the government sector to not for profit, SMEs and individuals.


International Legal & Technology Association (ILTA) was founded in 1980 and delivers relevant, peer-developed programming to its constituents around the globe.  ILTA provides expertise and real-world experiences, ongoing learning and support for every professional who works in the legal sector.  Matthew Golab, who is a member of our Advisory Board was an inaugural recipient of ILTA's Browning Marean Scholarship in 2015, providing international recognition of his leadership in eDiscovery and litigation technology.  


The Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIMPA) is the longest-serving peak body for industry practitioners in the southern hemisphere. RIMPA actively promotes best practice, sets industry standards and fosters professional development across all business sectors and educational institutions.