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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.               

ICT Educators Committee

 

  • Dr Nick Tate

    Chair
    FACS

    Nick Tate is a CEO and Company Director and has considerable experience at the level of CIO in two London banks and at the University of Queensland (UQ). He is co-author of “A Director’s Guide to Governing Information Technology and Cybersecurity”, a book published by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and has 18 years’ experience as a Company Director in 11 Australian and 2 US companies. He is Chair of the Council of ICT Associations (CICTA) and chaired the World Computer Congress in 2010. He was the National President of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) in 2012/2013. Nick is also an adjunct professor in IT and electrical engineering at (UQ) and has written and presented widely on cybersecurity, cloud computing and big data. He worked on the development of antimissile systems and real-time air traffic control systems before spending 20 years working for investment banks in both London and Australia. He is National Vice-President (Membership), Immediate Past Chair of the Queensland branch and the President of SEARCC. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of St Andrews in Scotland, a Master’s degree in computer science, and a PhD in Cybersecurity. He is both a Fellow and Honorary Life Member of the ACS.

  • Dr Andrew Fluck

    Member
    MACS Snr

    Dr. Fluck trained as a teacher in Bristol, England. He has taught science, mathematics and computing in Nigeria, England and Australia. He is a past secretary of the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE), and is now a senior lecturer in information technology education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Tasmania. His numerous publications reflect his research interests in the transformational potential of computers in education. He was a co-author of the government report Making Better Connections and the book Seven steps to ICT integration. His funded research investigates the use of computers to teach integral calculus and quantum mechanics in primary schools; and eExaminations, where students take their own computers into the exam hall. He is the chair of Working Group 3.3 (research into educational applications of information technologies) for IFIP/UNESCO. Andrew is also anavid longbow archer and continental archery judge.

  • Mr Karl Easton

    Member
    AACS

    Objectives: Work within the education sector; exploring, teaching & empowering tomorrows workforce with science orientated material. Specialising in Robotics & Computational Thinking. Creeds -'You need to be part of today....if you wish to be part of tomorrow' + 'Short term pessimist - long term optimist'. Schools and education: Beaumont Hills Public. Classroom Teaching., Darcy Rd Public. Classroom Teaching., Kellyville Public School. Classroom Teaching, Toongabbie East Public School. Classroom Teaching., Kellyville Ridge Public School. Classroom Teaching & current Digital & Technologies coordinator., Education. NSW Uni. Dp Spt Sci., Education. NSW Uni. B Ex Sci., Education. UNE. B Ed Primary., Education. WSU. M Ed STEM (current) Projects: VR and Nursing Homes - 'A coming together!', VR & Sydney Metro Nth West Skyrail - Historical Home Tours.

  • Mrs Sharon Singh

    Member and ACS Representative to IFIP TC3
    MACS

    Sharon Singh is the Head of e-Learning and Innovation at St Johns Anglican College, Australia. An experienced educator and leader in IT and Computer Science for more than 20 years, she has worked in Fiji, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and South Korea. Sharon was a senior project officer at the Department of Education, Queensland, before joining St Johns. She has been an examiner for the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO). Her experience includes the IB DP, MYP and PYP; the North American Advanced Placement (AP); the IGCSE; and the Australian Curriculum. With her passion for innovation Sharon proactively provides thought leadership and commentary on technology education and computer science for educators globally. She is the Australian Country Member Representative to the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee 3 (Education) and the Secretary to IFIP TC3 Executive Committee; is a member of the ACS PAB ICT Educators Committee; a board member of QSITE; and a CSIRO STEM professional. Sharon is a recipient of 2019 ACS Gold Disruptor award for ICT Educator of the Year; and is a gold medallist of the University of the South Pacific. She is a Queensland Justice of Peace (Qualified) and an international faculty for Haggai International.

  • Ms Sue Isbell

    Member and ACS Representative to ACCE
    AACS

    Sue is an experienced Head of Department of over 20 years at Kelvin Grove State College, an innovative and futures-focussed Prep to Year 12 Independent Public School near the Brisbane CBD. Sue’s diverse and constantly evolving role includes a cross-curriculum focus on digital pedagogy, professional learning and digital tools. She leads and teaches Digital Technologies (ICT) curriculum implementation (including VET qualifications), line manages the Middle Senior Library (incorporating a MakerSpace and DigiSpace) and previously managed the ICT infrastructure and services program for many years. With the implementation of new Digital Technologies national curriculum and Queensland Senior curriculum including VET, Sue embraced her College Executive Principal’s “raise your gaze” challenge, seeking opportunities for greater industry engagement (including within the start-up community), active participation in industry partnerships and programs (including Queensland Gateways to Industry Schools Programs), and building talent pipelines into the ICT and related industries rather than through traditional pathways. Sue is passionate about enabling and supporting others to build their digital confidence and capabilities to become influencers and change-makers, rather than just being impacted by digital disruptive technologies (as identified in the 2017 Australian Computer Society Deloitte Digital Pulse report). Sue was awarded a Gold Disruptor - ICT Educator of the Year at the 2018 ACS Digital Disruptor Awards. She joined the QSITE Board and the Australian Computer Society ICT Educators Board and was accepted as a Queensland Community Digital Champion in 2019. Sue was recently a Highly Commended finalist in the 2020 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards after being nominated by a parent in her school community.