Operations team

General Manager - Megan Spielvogel

Megan joined AISA in August 2018.  After spending more than 20 years in event management, membership, communications and sales with membership associations and enterprises, Megan understands what a strong, engaged membership can achieve in a membership association. 

Megan utilises her skills in developing strategic plans, marketing plans, and projects while working closely with the members, AISA branches, the AISA board and stakeholders.

Email Megan: [email protected] 

Events & Sponsorship Manager - Susanna Palermo

Susanna is an accomplished Event Manager with over twenty years’ experience, and has worked in all aspects of the industry including sales, catering, operational, marketing, sponsorship, planning, design and research.

After completing a Bachelor of Business in Event Management, Susanna’s passion for events, people and food, led her to work for iconic venues such as the Melbourne Town Hall and Melbourne Zoo planning weddings and corporate events.

Susanna has also managed events and conferences for high profile membership organisations such as the Bus Association of Victoria and Australian Hotels Association. Susanna worked at VET Development Centre where she developed and coordinated their professional development and events calendar.

Email Susanna: [email protected]

Membership Engagement Manager - Sandra Blair

Sandra joined AISA in 2014 and has been integral in helping facilitate AISA’s success by serving and significantly growing its membership base. 
Often referring to herself as an 'ideas person', Sandra’s passion, expertise and experience helps facilitate professional education for AISA members around the risks and dangers of cyber-attack and data theft. 
She believes in the importance of diversity in an industry which includes a wide range of ages, cultures and experience. She enjoys building confidence in students and is patient and empathetic to members' needs. 
Sandra loves to see AISA members thrive and she encourages all members to collaborate and build relationships with other industry stakeholders. 
Sandra enjoys working with the AISA operations team, board members and branch executives to continuously help improve the operations of the association in an ever changing Information Security landscape, whilst never losing touch of member's needs.
Her aspiration is to make a difference one member at a time.

Email Sandra: [email protected]

Head of Partnerships - Kate Cameron

Kate joined AISA in May 2022 to head up the NSW Cyber Business Exchange in partnership with the Cyber Hub division of the NSW State Government. She transitioned to cyber security after 25 years in the travel and tourism industry.

As a senior business leader, Kate managed both corporate and retail divisions of the major network membership groups. She developed her skills in client relationships, project management, operations, strategic planning, and sales & marketing.

Kate now heads up the AISA Corporate Partnership Program, building strong industry relationships and seeking new business opportunities to ensure the growth and commitment of cyber safety for all Australians.

Email Kate: [email protected]

Community and Advocacy Manager - Kathryn Barres

Kathryn joined AISA in July 2022 and has over 15 years of experience in the Not-For-Profit sector.

After working in fundraising and donor relations for international development charities for more than ten years, in 2016 Kathryn moved to a dedicated marketing and communications role for a member-based association in the construction industry. Before joining the Not-For-Profit sector, Kathryn worked in commercial property, commercial gas and at a legal company.

She is delighted to now be working in the increasingly important industry of information and cyber security, supported by forward-thinking and hard working board and staff members.

Email Kathryn: [email protected]

Events Manager - Kylie Hatcher

Starting with AISA in early 2023, Kylie is an events specialist who brings contemporary events experience from the association, corporate, hospitality and not-for-profit sectors. Kylie has successfully provided end-to-end project management, implementation and delivery of conferences, meetings, award celebrations, incentive programs and gala dinners across Australia - and on the international stage. 

Originally from the hospitality industry where she worked for leading hotel brands, Kylie has spent the past years in a Senior Event Manager role working for an event management company. She is results driven and demonstrates an eye for detail to ensure that nothing is overlooked when it comes to events. Kylie understands the importance of building and nurturing key stakeholder business relationships to ensure an outstanding and successful event experience for all.

Kylie is committed and passionate about providing AISA members and the wider cyber community with engaging, innovative and rewarding events. She looks forwards to supporting the AISA community with events that foster networking, learning and collaboration.  If you see Kylie at one of AISA many events, be sure to say hello!

Email Kylie: [email protected]

NSW Cyber Business Exchange Program Manager - Monica Millar

Monica Millar joined AISA in May 2023, taking over from Kate Cameron as the NSW Cyber Business Exchange Program Manager, which operates in partnership with the Cyber Hub Division of the NSW State Government.

She will be bringing to AISA experience as a strategic business leader experienced in marketing and communications, strategic planning and project and program management. Having worked for not-for-profit and membership-based organisations in Tertiary Education, Business and Tourism, she is excited to start in the Cyber Security Sector. Monica’s professional education includes a Master of Strategic Marketing and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Building relationships and seeking industry opportunities for growth are one of her passions and she is pleased to be working with AISA, NSW Government and NSW Cyber Businesses to achieve the program goals.

Email Monica: [email protected]

Administration Officer & Bookkeeper - Kylie Amies

Kylie Amies is excited to be part of the AISA team at this pivotal time of growth within the cyber security industry.

Accomplished with a Bachelor of Accounting with distinction from CQU, Kylie brings over 15 years of experience in the accounting industry.

Working in various sectors including government, not-for-profit, taxation and small-medium enterprises, Kylie has found her passion employing a hands-on approach in holistic management accounting where she strives to improve efficiencies and enhance systems to be able to deliver deeper insights across an organisation’s landscape. 

Email Kylie: [email protected]