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The Australian Computer Society is governed by a national Management Committee.  This committee is assisted by a National Congress, eight State and Territory Branch Executive Committees, and three expert advisory boards - the Member Advisory Board, the Profession Advisory Board, and the Technical Advisory Board.

All three Boards provide strategy advice within their areas of expertise to Management Committee via their Vice Presidents.

One of the key strengths of the ACS is the collective knowledge and skills of its members, and the expert advisory boards are the framework for optimising this expertise.

The ACS Management Committee controls and manages the Society, within the bounds set by the Associations Incorporations Act (ACT) and the Society’s Objects, Rules and National Regulations.

The Management Committee consists of the National Office Bearers (President, three Vice Presidents, Immediate Past President, National Treasurer) as well as the Chief Executive Officer and four National Congressional Representatives.               

Call for Expressions of Interest



Do you have the expertise to help develop the foundational standards upon which future generations will build their ideas? Are you a national or international leader in your field? Are you wanting to help build your personal profile both locally and aboard? If so, ACS would be delighted to hear from you as we seek candidates to represent the ACS in the following positions:


Standards Australia: MB-279 Innovation Management Committee Member
Description: Standards Australia is currently constituting a new Technical Committee MB-279 Innovation Management whose scope is in the standardization of terminology tools and methods and interactions between relevant parties to enable innovation. The purpose of this Committee will be mirror the activities of Internation Standards Organisation (ISO) - TC 279.

Term Period:

2 years
Terms of Reference: As this is a newly forming committee, Terms of Reference will be drafted as one of the first actions by the committee with a primary role of mirroring ISO - TC 279. Further details on the constitution and structure of this committee can be found at the Standards Australia website
EOI Closure Date:  27th August 2019




Interested applicants should send an expression of interest by via email to [email protected] and include:

  • The name of the role you're applying for
  • Up to 500 words addressing the below selection criteria, the contribution you can make & why you’re interested
  • An up-to-date Curriculum Vitea covering previous experience




In leveraging the knowledge capital of our members, ACS performs an important role in influencing the national agenda and providing technical leadership in emerging technology areas. As such, the criteria for successful candidature as an ACS Representative is set consciously high

  1. Expertise: Is actively engaged in the profession and/or professional practice of ICT and has relevant qualifications and/or prior learning.
  2. Networks and Spheres of Influence: Has relevant industry connections
  3. Accountable: Can deliver committee objectives & measures and can provide written reports detailing key outcomes
  4. Commitment and Passion: Can dedicate the time for meetings and thinking, has a passion for the ICT industry and is aligned to ACS’ Vision and Strategy, is prepared to join the ACS if not already a member and has no conflicts of interest
  5. Leadership Capabilities: Is resilient, flexible, a strong communicator both written and verbal, is a strategic thinker and is influential



  • Positions are limited to ACS members and are unpaid voluntary contributions to your profession
  • Limted budget is available on approval to cover necessary travel expenses.
  • Successful nominees will be formally appointed by the ACS Management Committee.
  • Minimum expectatoin is for successful nominees to attend the majority of committee meetings which are generally held four times per year typically via videoconference. In addition members would also be expected to contribute to committee initiatives. 
  • Successful nominees are required to complete an induction, including the understanding of ACS Rules & Regulations, Governance and Organisational Structures.