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National diversity & Inclusion Council

Terms of Reference    
     
     
  • Mr Sandeep Mathur

    Chair
    FACS

    Sandeep is a Director at Transport for NSW. Sandeep has over 16 years of experience working in commercial & not-for-profit Boards and 35 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, Fellow from Australian Computer Society, Industry Fellow at University of Technology Sydney, 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 and a Member of Standards Australia IT-030 Governance & Management Committee. Earlier, he was a Trustee Director of Commonwealth Bank Group Super (OSF) and Secretary/Treasurer of Westpac Bank: Asian Leadership Employee Action Group.

  • Ms Jeanene Williams

    Vice Chair
    MACS Snr

    I have extensive experience across the entire software development and ICT industry with positions ranging from Principle consultant through to General Manager of Development and CTO in public companies. With 25 years of senior and executive management experience fitting alongside 30 years of overall hands on deep technical experience I find myself perfectly at home no matter if the problem requires rolling up my sleeves and pitching in with the team or working on C level strategic plans. One of the areas that I have most enjoyed in my career is working with divers groups of people and I am a very strong advocate of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. To truly get creativity out of your organisation there is no substitute for a strong and broadly divers group of people who all feel respected and appreciated for their differences not for how they fit in.

  • Assoc Professor Theresa Anderson

    Member
    MACS Snr

    I am a data and information ethicist passionate about shaping future digital and data infrastructure. Building consensus through gaining and maintaining community trust and implementing good practice to advance socially-just data policies is embedded in my work. My award-winning work as an educator and as a researcher for the past twenty years engages with the ever-evolving relationship between people and emerging technologies. As inaugural Director of the Master of Data Science and Innovation program at UTS from 2014-2018, my research guided the development of a uniquely transdisciplinary and human-centred curriculum. My current work engages with data and AI ethics at both theoretical and practice levels and the connections between people and technologies in the knowledge discovery practices associated with data science. I am a Sydney Ambassador for Stanford's Women in Data Science Program and also actively contribute to international work on data sharing for resilience and healthy cities. I am an Australian Expert on ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 32/WG 6 contributing to an international standard for data sharing.

  • Ms Ashlea McKay

    Member
    AACS

    Ashlea McKay is a senior User Experience (UX) researcher, keynote speaker, writer and Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) leader with more than a decade of experience. She brings an industrial design background to UX and her career has spanned both the public and private sectors in Australia as well as the international SaaS startup space. A proud late-diagnosed autistic woman, Ashlea is a passionate self-advocate for unconditional acceptance-based autism and neurodiversity inclusion in the workplace and beyond. She regularly shares open and frank accounts of lived experience examples of her life through LinkedIn to help bridge education and understanding gaps around autism. Ashlea is an engaging keynote presenter with significant public speaking experience in both the UX and D&I spaces ranging from local professional gatherings to panel appearances at industry events to full length conference talks delivered to large audiences both locally and overseas. She was both the National and Canberra local network lead for [email protected] and is an active Diversity & Inclusivity Committee member at her current workplace, Synergy.

  • Ms Susan Sly

    Member
    AACS

    Susan is an innovative and seasoned executive leader, the owner of a business and technology consultancy and an active Board member. Known for her integrity and direct approach, she develops achievable, ambitious business strategies across a range of industries that seize technology opportunities. Her approach reflects fifteen years experience in technology leadership roles for Defence, the Victorian government and the Australian Energy Market Operator and her diverse career also includes human resources, working offshore in the oil and gas industry and the Royal Australian Navy, public relations and establishing Australia’s first Aviation degree with the University of New South Wales. Susan’s commercial acumen, technical leadership, pragmatic approach to governance and ability to implement innovative solutions were recognised in 2013 when she was awarded the Victorian and national iAwards Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Year. A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Susan is an active advocate for diversity who drives teams and leaders to realise their potential. Beyond work, Susan is a Rugby tragic, lover of sports cars and proud parent of a 23 year old daughter.

  • Mr Johnny Smoes

    Member
    MACS Snr

  • Ms Lynn Warneke

    Member
    MACS Snr

    Lynn Warneke is the CIO and Executive Director Corporate Operations at the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) Victoria. Her extensive technology and business experience encompasses senior business, IT and consulting roles for a diverse range of organisations – from tech start-up to major commercial enterprise – in both public and private sectors. Throughout her career, Lynn has consistently worked at the nexus of digital and emerging technologies, business transformation, and customer and staff experience. Her achievements include establishing an innovation lab to create new products and services with emerging technologies; designing and implementing the award-winning Smart Campus strategic program for Deakin University – which included the location-aware and personalised Scout wayfinding app to help students navigate Deakin campuses; and Genie, an AI-enabled ‘smart’ digital assistant for all 60,000 students. At DPC Lynn has delivered a comprehensive ‘digital workplace’ program that enabled DPC’s transition to new, more productive and flexible ways of working through a human-centred redesign of the physical workplace, an integrated people change program, and introduction of new tools and technologies enabling Victorian public servants and Cabinet to work anywhere, at any time. Lynn has been a member of the ACS Victoria Branch Executive Committee since 2018 and was appointed to the role of Vice Chair in 2020. She also serves on the ACS’s national Digital Enablement Standing Committee and National Diversity & Inclusion Council, and is ACS representative on the Standards Australian MB-279 Innovation Management Committee. She is a judge for the national #TechDiversity Awards and the ACS Digital Disruptors Awards, and is recognised as an advocate for two interconnected outcomes: ensuring technology is inclusive and usable for everyone, and increasing diversity in the tech sector.