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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.               

Ethics Committee

 

  • Professor Oliver Burmeister

    Chair
    MACS

    Dr Burmeister’s work is focused on improving quality of life through social technologies. He does this mostly in areas related to mental health. He also has a strong interest in improving professional practice.

  • Mr Michael Wildenauer

    Vice Chair
    MACS Snr

    Michael has more than two decades’ experience in technology leadership in a thirty year career in both the private & public sectors; in Australia, the US, UK and Europe. At La Trobe University, Michael teaches into MBA and master’s courses in the social and ethical issues around ICT, business ethics, and corporate governance, and is a member of La Trobe’s Digital Literacies Reference Group. His role also involves industry engagement for LBS. In addition to teaching at LBS, Michael is a technology advisor, a non-executive director on the board of a rural health service, and a member of the Victorian Business Relations Advisory Council for the ACS. With degrees in Pure Mathematics & Computer Science and in Business, Michael is currently researching board effectiveness in high technology startups, and has published in the area of corporate governance. Michael is listed as a co-inventor on four current patents in the area of cloud-based audience engagement and sentiment analysis technology for television. He has also held a previous appointment to the Human Research Ethics Committee at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. A senior member of the ACS, ACS CP, and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Michael lives in the Macedon Ranges outside of Melbourne.

  • Alex Reid

    FACS

    Alex Reid has had over 55 years’ experience in the ITindustry, over 50 in Higher Education, where most recently he was IT Director at the University of WA, and previously IT Director at Oxford University, UK. He currently consults as an Advisor on a part-time basis to AARNet, Australia’s National Research & Education Network, regarding its eResearch program, and also undertakes a small amount of other consultancy work, especially in eInfrastructure policy and strategy and eLearning.He maintains active liaison with colleagues in UK and Europe, where he visits each year.He has undertaken consultancy for universities in Australia, UK, Hong Kong, Kuwait and Qatar, as well as for UNESCO regarding the establishment of NRENs in Syria, Lebanon and Palestine, and for OECD on student ownership of computers.He remains an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Western Australia, where he still undertakes some teaching on Ethics in the School of Computer Science & Software Engineering.Alex is a founding member and Fellow of the Australian Computer Societyand a member of the US Association for Computing Machinery;he is a former Fellow of the British Computer Society, the Australian Institute of Management and Wolfson College, Oxford.

  • Mr Royce Michael Lee

    MACS Snr

    Royce is a technology executive atQantas, and has held technology leadership roles spanning organisations from small, professional services partnerships, to large ASX100 corporations. He serves as a Board member (and was formerly Secretary) of not-for-profit organisation Bicycle NSW, and is on the Board of Advisors for the CIO Executive Council. He holds a master's degree in business and technology, and a bachelor's degree in the built environment, along with certifications in Enterprise Architecture, IT Management and IT Governance, and IT Service Management. Royce has been a member of the ACS for over 6 years, and was a past recipient of the ACS scholarship to the CIO Pathways program. He’s a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and an Associate Fellow of the Instituteof Managers and Leaders (formerly the Australian Institute of Management).

  • Emeritus Professor Marcus Wigan

    FACS

    Marcus Wigan is a multiple specialist (seewww.mwigan.com). He began computing in 1961 at Oxford, heavily since his DPhil at Oxford in 1965, and then in all his careers since: in transport research, public administration, consulting and academia. Briefly Head of Computing at Victoria College as it became Deakin, and recently Adjunct Professor at Swinburne in ICT and currently Hon Prof. Fellow at Wollongong in ICT. Recent work for the EU, UNDP and US National Academies has covered energy strategies for small nations, large scale repositories for documents and data and a continuing engagement in privacy, surveillance and Smart Cities. His most recent degrees are in Applied Ethics from Melbourne, and Musicology from Monash.

  • Mr Matthew Warren