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national fellows committee

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  • 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

  • Mrs Jacqueline Hartnett

    Vice Chair
    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.

  • Mr Michael Driver

    Member
    FACS

    Mike Driver is the Director, Frontline Communication & Response for the Frontline & Digital Division, Queensland Police Service (QPS), providing ICT services to the front-line operations of Queensland Police, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and Queensland Ambulance Services (QAS). Mike is a fellow of the ACS, the Vice Chair of the Business Assurance Committee and was the Vice President (Memberships) in 2016-2017. Mike has been a member of Congress for the past 10 years. Mike has also been a member of the Queensland Branch of ACS for over 10 years in roles of Chair, Vice Chair, Honorary Secretary, and general committee member. Mike is currently the ACS QLD Immediate Past Chair.

  • 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.

  • Mr Peter Lambert

    Member
    FACS

    Mr Peter Lambert has had an extensive career across a range of information and communications technology areas. In his most recent role as Chief Research Services in the Defence Science and Technology Group he led and managed a division providing research services including science information and technology, specialist laboratory and research infrastructure, systems, safety and security, and scientific engineering services. This role included the leadership of the establishment of Defence’s first large scale, secure, research supercomputers and Defence’s secure cloud research environments. In his previous role as Head of Business Operations, Defence Materiel Organisation, his responsibilities included business process improvement, information management and business systems. He was also responsible for the sustainment of Defence’s logistics Enterprise Resource Program (ERP) and the delivery of a major upgrade to this system. Other appointments have included senior executive (including as a Brigadier in the Australian Defence Force) responsibilities in the areas of information management, ICT infrastructure provision, ERP support and upgrade, program and project management, information operations, communications intelligence, electronic warfare and related fields of endeavour. He has led successful transformation and change in all these areas. He has had extensive experience in user requirements development and capability management. He has been the project director of a significant distributed computing and communications project. Peter has two Masters’ degrees, in defence & policy studies and information technology. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society. He is a keen mountaineer, orienteer and cross-country skier and has been part of two successful Everest expeditions (1988 and 2001). He is married with two adult sons. LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-lambert-98967920/

  • 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.

  • Ms Jo Stewart-Rattray

    Member
    FACS

    Jo has over 25 years’ experience in the IT field some of which were spent as CIO in the Utilities and as Group CIO in the Tourism space, and with significant experience in the Information Security arena including as CISO in the healthcare sector. She underpins her information technology and security background with her qualifications in education and management. She specialises in consulting in risk and technology issues with a particular emphasis on governance and security in both the commercial and operational areas of businesses. Jo provides strategic advice to organisations across a number of industry sectors including banking and finance, utilities, manufacturing, tertiary education, retail, healthcare and government. Jo has extensive board and committee experience. She has chaired a number of ISACA’s international committees including the Board Audit & Risk Committee, Leadership Development and Professional Influence & Advocacy. She served as an Elected Director on ISACA’s international Board of Directors for seven years and was the founder of its global women’s leadership initiative, SheLeadsTech.

  • 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.