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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.               

blockchain Committee

 

  • Mr Ambarish Natu

    Member
    FACS

    After graduating from UNSW, Ambarish has held positions as a visiting researcher in Italy and Taiwan, worked for industry in United Kingdom and the United States of America and for the past nine years has been working in the Australian Public Service.For the past 17 years Ambarish has led the development of five international standards under the auspices of the International Standards Organization (ISO) popularly known as JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group). He is the recipient of the ISO/IECcertificate for contributions to technology standards. Ambarish is highly active in the area of international standardization and voicing Australian concerns in the area of JPEG and MPEG (Motion Pictures Experts Group) standardization. Recently, he initiated an effort in the area of standardization relating to Privacy and Security in the Multimedia Context both within JPEG and MPEG standard bodies.In 2015, Ambarish was the recipient of the prestigious Neville Thiele Award and the Canberra Professional Engineer of the Year by Engineers Australia. Ambarish currently works as an IT Architect within the Australian Taxation Office. Ambarish currently also serves as a committee member on the ITEE College Board, the ITEE Canberra Branch committee of Engineers Australia and is also served as Vice-Chair and Treasurer for the IEEE Canberra Section.

  • Mr Samuel Brooks

    Member
    AACS

    Samuel Brooks is Chief Technology Officer at Block8, a leading distributed systems engineering company based in Sydney, Australia. After completing his degree in Electrical Engineering at UNSW, Sam worked as an engineer, analyst and project manager within energy and financial services. He has a key interest in the power of distributed software systems to create new value for the world, and sometimes writes about blockchains on his blog at samuelbrooks.io.

  • Mr Steven Pereira

    Member
    MACS Snr

    As Chief Information Officer at GS1 Australia which Steven has held since 2005 includes responsibilities for Solutions Development, Infrastructure, Communications & Technology, Quality Systems & Data Management and the Project Management Office. As part ofthe portfolio, Steven is also responsible for Knowledge Services and Research & Development initiatives within GS1 Australia but also with academia. Steven has had a long involvement in education and training at GS1 Australia. Between 2013 and 2016 he was of GS1 Australia Institute, involved with producing e&t to GS1 members, staff and tertiary students on supply chain management (SCM) and logistics. The biggest achievement during this time was the support of the RMIT University philanthropic program with a perpetual named GS1 Australia Scholarship for a student studying SCM.Steven continues to be involved with a number of tertiary institutions in the area of R&D and is a member of the Industry Engagement Steering Committee (IESC) an oversight committee of the GS1 Global Standards Development Process.

  • Mr Tom Worthington

    Member
    FACS

    Tom Worthington is an independent computer professional, award winning educational designer and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Research School of Computer Science at the Australian National University. He previously worked on IT policy forthe Australian Department of Defence and HQ Australian Defence Force. In 1999 Tom was elected a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society for his contribution to the development of public Internet policy. He is a Past President, Honorary Life Member, Certified Professional and a Certified Computer Professional of the ACS as well as a voting member of the Association for Computing Machinery and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.