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Governance

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.               

national fellows committee

 

  • Mr David Cook

    Chair
    FACS

    Technology advocate dedicated to advances and the progression of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), and cyber security, combined with research and academic engagement in six main areas, Business, Information Technology, International Relations, Security, South-east Asia, and Governance. Fluent in South-east Asian languages

  • Brian von Konsky

    Member
    FACS

    Brian is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management, Information Systems Discipline, at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia (WA). He is interested in data science and network analysis in the context of learning analytics and ICT education, and the development of professional skills like leadership, teamwork, and project management. He is recognised as a Certified Professional by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Additionally, Brian was elected a Fellow of the ACS in recognition of his contribution to computing and software engineering education. He was elected to serve the ICT profession in Western Australia as a member of the ACS WA Branch Executive Committee commencing in July 2018. From 2012 to 2016, Brian was the Chair of the ACS Accreditation Committee. Until 2011, he was a member of the ACS Professional Standards Board (PSB) where he took a leadership role in defining the ACS Core Body of Knowledge.

  • Mr Michael Driver

    Member
    FACS

    Currently the Director, Technology Solutions for the Public Safety Business Agency providing ICT (and other corporate) services to the front line operations of Queensland Police, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and providing IT services to Queensland Ambulance Services. Mike is a fellow of the ACS, has chaired the National Audit and Risk Committee and remains on that committee as a member. Mike has also been a member of the Queensland Branch of ACS for over 6 years in roles of Vice Chair, Honorary Secretary and general committee member.

  • Mr Murali Sagi

    Member
    FACS

    Multi-faceted senior executive with a combination of technical expertise as a qualified lawyer, electronics and communications engineer, computer specialist and a management professional. Over 25 years of experience in managing complex programs and policy challenges in both the government and private sectors. Recognised with the Public Service Medal in the 2007 Queen's Birthday Honours. Provided technical expertise to the British Commonwealth Secretariat, AusAID, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Asian Development Bank for capacity building projects in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Cambodia, India and the Palestinian Territories of West Bank and Gaza. Was named as the "Chief Information Officer - Government" of the year at the National IT&T awards, 2003 and made a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society. Current Chairman of the ACS NSW Fellows Committee and is an active contributor to government policy development.

  • Mrs Anastasia Kuusk

    Member
    FACS

    Currently Chair SA Fellows Committee, past member ACS Management Committee and National Board, past Chair of ACS NT Branch Executive, past Board director of ACS Young IT and Vice-Chair of SA Branch Executive. Managing Director inforg Information Governance, past Program Coordinator University of South Australia School of IT/Engineering and Charles Darwin University Information & Knowledge Management, presently Manager Projects Development with BHP Australia and Course Advisory Group SSBI

  • Mr John Graham

    Member
    FACS

    John has been a member of the ACS for 32 years. He is a Fellow of the ACS, a CP, a life member of the Australian College of Educators (MACE), Hon. Secretary of ACS Victoria and Chair of the ACS Victoria Fellows and Recognition committee . He is a director of a consultancy active in applying current thinking in design of IT infrastructure, specification and procurement in IT as well as cyber security and governance of IT. He has a passionate interest in the development of the IT profession as well as promoting effective, efficient and visionary use of IT. John has contributed to international standards development as Chair of the ISO/IEC JTC1 Study Group on Governance of IT and was the Convener of the international working group JTC1 WG6 Corporate Governance of IT from 2008 to 2012. He is the Project Editor for ISO/IEC 38500:2015. John represents the ACS on Standards Australia IT-030. He has served as a Councillor of Standards Australia, and was for 10 years a member of the ATO Small Business Advisory Group. John was extremely active in the introduction of IT to the education world. He was the inaugural Director of Computing at Scotch College, followed Tony Montgomery as the Chair of the VCE Computer Science Subject Committee and was an Examiner in Computer Science at VCE level.

  • Mrs Jacqueline Hartnett

    Member
    FACS

    Awarded an ACS Fellow in 2019, Mrs Jacqueline Hartnett has made a distinguished contribution to ICT in Australia in the field of Applied Computing. She is a pioneer and role model for women in computer security education and was responsible for the development of the first cybersecurity courses offered in Australia laying the foundations for modern curriculum. Significant research in computer security has been conducted under her leadership, and she is respected internationally for her contributions to the ICT body of knowledge. Mrs Hartnett contributed to early research on personal national health records and secure ways of facilitating access to specialist health services from remote areas. She also contributed to the Defence Signals Directorate General Security manual which was widely used in the commonwealth public service and involved in examining the protection of Australian critical infrastructure. Jacqueline is currently serving on the Tasmanian Branch Executive Committee as their Honorary Secretary and branch fellows’ representative. She served as the Vice President (Academic) of the ACS from 2010 to 2012. In this capacity she served on the senior IT committee in Standards Australia, the JTC1 Strategic Advisory Committee for two years.