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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 diversity & Inclusion Committee

 

  • Mr Sandeep Mathur

    Chair
    MACS

    Sandeep is a Program Manager in Transport for NSW.Sandeep has over 16 years of experience working in commercial & not-for-profit Boards and 30 years of experience in the IT industry in several management roles across Asia, Europe and Australia.He is also a Fellow from the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Management of Portfolio Practitioner from Axelos and Program Management Professional from the Project Management Institute.He is currently a Member of Project Management Institute Sydney Chapter Board, Member of Transport of NSW -Operational Systems Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Member of Standards Australia IT-030 Governance & Management Committee.Earlier, he was a TrusteeDirector of Commonwealth Bank Group Super (OSF) and Secretary/Treasurer of Westpac Bank: Asian Leadership Employee Action Group.

  • Dr Dale MacKrell

    Member
    MACS Snr

    Dr Dale MacKrell is a Senior Research Officer at the Research School of Management in the ANU College of Business & Economics. Previously, Dale was an academic at the University of Canberra and Griffith University. Her research and teaching interests include business intelligence, gender relations, and projects in the not-for-profit and public sector. Dale has published in Information Systems Journal, Decision Support Systems journal and the Australasian Journal of Information Systems as well as numerous Australian and international conferences. She is a senior member of professional organisations such as the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and the Australasian Association for Information Systems (AAIS). Prior to academia, Dale worked as a programmer/analyst both in the public sector in Canberra and in the private sector in London, Sydney and Brisbane.

  • Mr George Coldham

    Member
    MACS

    George Coldham is a passionate and motivated ICT Professional. Forward thinking and innovative he strives to further the ICT Profession in all his professional activities. Leading by example he believes strongly in diversity in ICT, and works towards this through his volunteering and professional activities. Described as thoughtful, purposeful and authentic, he is highly regarded by his peers in his professional society. Tenaciously striving to leave a positive impact to his profession, his journey has only started.George is currently a Vice Chair of Australian Computer Society (ACS) Western Australian Branch and has the remit of providing Professional Development. He was nominated as the ACS entrant for the 2015 Young Professional of the Year for Professions Australia. George sits as a state representative of the ACS Congress, and wasa member of the ACS Young IT Professionals Board. Professionally he has experience in the Vocational Education sector both Public and Private. As a lecturer at Polytechnic West he was awarded the Trainer of the Year 2012. Most recently he has worked in a private training provider as Academic Manager, and now Industry Co-ordinator. His past positions prior to training are various roles in ICT Consultancy, Planning, and Technical Administrative and Support roles.George is a Member of the ACS with Certified Professional status (MACS CP). Experience as both trainer and student with recent qualifications in both Vocational Education and Higher Education provides a unique insight into the training market for ICT. George sits on boards and committees at all levels of the ICT landscape, resulting in a pragmatic approach to board governance and management. Focused on outcomes as well as a structured approach he welcomes any opportunities that are presented to him.

  • Ms Joanne Canavan

    Member
    AACS

    Joanne is an experienced executive Human Resources professional with experience in the Financial Services, information and telecommunication industry. Her extensive experience is with leading large scale business transformation and change programs, having achieved this in Optus, Aon and Westpac. Joanne joined Woolworths Group as Head of HR – IT in September 2017, and has been responsible for all aspects of the employee lifecycle including recruitment, remuneration, talent and capability management, employee engagement, change management, leadership development, talent management. As a member of the IT Executive Team, Joanne is responsible for developing people plans that enable business initiatives and people management solutions to suit the business both at a strategic and operational level. Before joining Woolworths Group, Joanne was the Executive Human Resources Business Partner responsible for all aspects of the employee lifecycle for Optus, providing dedicated support for the Corporate Group (Information Technology, Group Finance, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs and Human Resources) for approx. 1400 employees.

  • Mr Johnny Smoes

    Member
    MACS Snr

  • Ms Sarah Adam-Gedge

    Member
    AACS

    Sarah Adam-Gedge is an experienced leader in the digital and technology industry, as well as being a Non-executive Director. Sarah is currently the Managing Director of Publicis Sapient Australia. Publicis.Sapient is the digital business transformation hub of Publicis Groupe, and helps clients drive growth and efficiency and evolve the ways they work, in a world where consumer behavior and technology are catalyzing social and commercial change at an unprecedented pace. With 19,000 people and over 100 offices around the globe, our expertise spanning technology, data sciences, consulting and creative enables us to deliver on complex transformation initiatives that accelerate our clients’ businesses through creating the products and services their customers expect. Sarah is also a Non-executive Director of Austal Ltd. Austal is 'The Australian Shipbuilder', defence prime contractor and maritime technology partner of choice; designing, constructing and supporting revolutionary defence and commercial vessels for the world's leading operators. Sarah is also Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, and member of the Audit and Risk Committee. Previously Sarah was a non-executive Director of Ovarian Cancer Australia, and continues to support this important charity as a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee. Prior to Publicis.Sapient Sarah was Managing Director of Avanade, and has held executive roles at IBM, PwC, and Andersen across Australia/NZ, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa. She is a graduate of the AICD, Chartered Accountant, member of ACS and on the ACS Diversity Council.