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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

    Co-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.

  • Ms Julie Gibson

    Co-Chair

    Julie has experienced technology’s influence from different angles; from herearly career as a software developer in large corporate IT departments, a technical manager of a university research project, and now as a technology entrepreneur. She knowsthat technology is a powerful enabler and her commitment now is to make sure that no one is left behind. The ‘digital divide’ may be becoming narrower however it is becoming deeper, and the impact of this on marginalised people is profound.This led her to co-found a social business called Hitnetwhose purpose is to co-create a platform for knowledge exchange,to build vibrant included communities. By 2021, theiraim is to be improving the lives of 1 million people daily throughout the world.Julie has a BSc (Hons) from Monash University, a Masters of Business & Technology from the AGSM at UNSW, and she recently attended Stanford University to undergo their Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship.

  • Ms Sarah Adam-Gedge

    As Managing Director of Avanade Australia, Sarah leads a consulting team dedicated to digital innovations that realise results for Avanade’s clients and their customers through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem.Sarah is fascinated by the impact of new technologies not only in business but also in how they will affect the ‘work’ of the future.She is positive about the future opportunities STEM studies will have in opening new careers-especially as she prepares her three children for the world. Her vast professional services experience, which has included executive roles across countries spanning Asia Pacific, Middle East and Latin America, and at the highest levels of Country, Service-line and Industry leadership –has prepared her for whatis a fulfilling and challenging indusstry.She is passionate about people, strategy and organisational capability.Sarah is a currently Non-Executive Director of Ovarian Cancer Australia.

  • Mr George Coldham

    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 Dayle Stevens

    Dayle Stevens is an award winning technology executive, being named in the CIO50 list as one of Australia’s top CIOs, twice winning the Australian Computer Society Digital Disruptor Award, twice a finalist in Australia’s premiere business women’s awards, and winning a #TechDiversity Award. Dayle joined AGL in Februrary 2018 as a Divisional CIO, leading the transformation of the Corporate & Operations technology services and part of the larger transformation taking place at AGL. Previously Dayle was at NAB, where she was a Divisional CIO providing the technology services for NAB’s Corporate Operations divisions. Outside of work Dayle is a Non-Executive Director at Robogals Global, an international not-for-profit volunteer organisation aiming to engage young women in engineering and technical education and careers. Dayle is also an Ambassador at Girl Geek Academy, a global movement encouraging women to learn technology, create startups and build more of the internet. Dayle has been a personal mentor in the Queen’s Young Leaders Programme since 2016, and in 2018 is a tutor for the Programme based at Cambridge University in the UK.

  • Ms Fadzi Whande

    A skilled facilitator in the areas of Unconscious Bias, Cultural Competency and Racial Socialisation and Identity, her work primarily focuses on addressing systemic and institutionalised barriers held towards historically under represented groups. She currently serves as the National Human Rights Program Convenor for the United Nations Association of Australia and sits on the Board of the Museum of Freedom and Tolerance WA, and is an Ambassador for 100 Women, Water for Africa and the Humanitarian Group.In 2016, Fadzi was awarded the International Racial Equity Leadership Award in USA and named a finalist for the Australian Human Rights, ‘Racism it Stops With Me’ Award; in 2015, she was part of the Australian National Committee for UN Women’s delegation tothe Commission on the Status of Women in New York; in 2014 she was the recipient of the National Community Ambassador Award and in 2013 –2014 served as a People of Australia Ambassador.