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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.               

data sharing committee

  • Mr Geof Heydon

    Chair
    AACS

    Geof Heydon has extensive practical executive management, innovation and consulting experience in Telecommunications, Science the digital economy, Internet of things and smart cities. Experience driving and transitioning science and ideas though innovationinto the market. Strengths in strategic market and business development. A regularly quoted commentator and mentor on the next generation broadband enabled innovation, converged services, mobility, applications and new "digital economy" business models emerging globally and locally -an ICT industry ”futurist” and trusted adviser to industry and all layers of government.Extensive experience dealing with all forms of the media to deliver industry thought leadership. A design engineering background and acareer based on innovation, self-motivation, communication, problem solving, people skills, team work, stake holder management, in Australia and across Asia Pacific -Geof is a firm believer in ”leading by example”. Co-founded the ICT Alliance, Australia(IoTAA) in 2015 which is now the peak body for IoT in Australia and currently its principal consultant and also chairs its Platforms and Interoperability Work Stream.Geof also Chairs the Industry Consortium for the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope.

  • Mrs Ghislaine Entwisle

    Vice-Chair
    AACS

    Ghislaine Entwisle is a Director at Protiviti, a global advisory company specialising in Technology consulting, Risk management and Internal audit. Ghislaine co-leads the IT Advisory practice focussing on Digital Transformation, Strategy and Data Governance services. Ghislaine has over 15 years consulting experience applying a unique mix of broadly based strategic, risk and information technology skills, across a wide range of operational and financial areas. One of her focus areas is advising clients (across industry) on data governance, data quality, data management and risk mitigation relating to data use. Having spent 5 years working in London and Europe, and more recently projects on Digital transformation and strategy in Asia, Ghislaine has a strong reputation working and succeeding in challenging and changing environments. Ghislaine is a mother of two who is active in the Victorian ICT Women network and a member of the Catherine Circle for McAuley Community Services helping women and their children who are escaping family violence. She mentors students from the University of Melbourne, and, having been born in South Africa, was recently accepted into the Culturally Diverse Women social enterprise.

  • Mr Chris Radbone

    Member
    MACS Snr

    Chris has over 40 years Information Management and Technology experience working collaboratively and innovatively across the Private, Public and Non-for-profit (Welfare) sectors. Current role since 2009 as the Associate Director of SA NT DataLink, a nationally leading collaborative partnership across the University Research and Government sectors, operating an authorised facility for South Australia and the Northern Territory to safely share de-identified data for approved use and unit record level analysis. Chris specialises in collaborative partnerships to unlock the public's value from data, supporting innovative research, planning, monitoring, evaluation and analysis, enabling greater value and accountability from organisations and government resources. Chris has professional qualifications in information security, and deep experience in data governance and privacy protection protocols.

  • Dr Stephen Hardy

    Member
    AACS

    Dr. Stephen Hardy is the group leader for Data Platform Engineering at Data61, where he leads teams focussed on privacy preserving machine learning and government data analytics. He was previously Technology Director for Computational Analytics at NICTA, running data analytics projects across telecoms, finance, health and government. He also led the $18m, 3-year “Big Data Knowledge Discovery” project funded by CSIRO’s Science and Industry Endowment Fund. Stephen's has a PhD in astrophysics from the University of Sydney. He spent 12 years in R&D at the Image and Video R&D Centre at CISRA, Canon’s Sydney lab, where he was Senior General Manager. There he produced a number of innovations that were used in Canon's products worldwide. He is an inventor on 21 US patents and current applications and author of over 20 academic publications.

  • Mr Stuart Ainsworth

    Member
    AACS

    Stuart has worked at the nexus of helping organisations be more effective and data for many years. Having worked in the community, government, health and higher education sectors, he has introduced a range of innovative, enterprise-wide data capabilities for large organisations. Stuart is the Founder and Managing Director of Enlightening Data. For more details, including projects undertaken, skills and experiences, see Stuart’s LinkedIn profile.

  • Dr Wenjie Zhang

    Member
    AACS

    Dr.Wenjie Zhang received her PhD degree in computer science and engineering in 2009 from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). She is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), UNSW. She is also the Associate Head of School in Research in CSE, UNSW. She serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering since 2016. Wenjie has also chaired more than 10 research conferences. Her research interests include spatial-temporal data analysis, uncertain data analysis and graph data processing. Since 2008, she has published more than 70 research papers in the top venues. In 2011, she received the Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award. Since 2012, her research has been well supported by 4 Australian Research Council grants and 1 UNSW academic start-up fund, totalling $1.5 million.