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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

  • Dr Tim Turner

    Member
    FACS

    Dr Tim Turner has been involved in the IT industry for over 30 years, with the focus on e-commerce, and particularly e-government, for over 25 years. He has concentrated his attention on assisting governments at all levels to understand how information technology can be used to enhance effectiveness and efficiency. He has played significant roles in several of Australia's leading e-government projects and consults to peak government and industry bodies in the e-government arena. His PhD developed a theory of e-government service design grounded in his experience and that of Australian governments at the Federal, State and Local levels. Tim has also delivered significant projects in the private sector in information technology generally and electronic commerce specifically

  • 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.

  • Mr Scott Eastaway

    Member
    MACS

  • 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.

  • Prof Paulo de Souza

    Member
    FACS

    Experienced in developing strategic planning, managing change, leading multidisciplinary efforts and mentoring staff. Extraordinary interpersonal and communication skills. Internationally recognised and awarded researcher and research manager in fields of ICT, scientific instrumentation, solid state physics, and applied mathematics with twenty years of experience in industry and research organisations; more than 200 peer-review publications, three patents and five books published; committed to excellence in research, and with successful track record in BD&C of research products. Have held senior positions in Government agencies, Universities, Consultancy and industry. Extensive hands-on experience managing large teams, complex operations and large-scale projects. Deep expertise in research, development, innovation and business development gained by leading challenging initiatives and academic pursuits. Passionate about translating science into meaningful outcomes for government, business and the community.