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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 Ben Paparoulas

    Member and ACS Representative ACCE
    AACS

  • 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 is the Head of eLearning & Innovation at St John’s Anglican College, Brisbane, Australia. Born in Fiji, she completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Information Systems, Science, Mathematics, and Education at the University of the South Pacific, where she received a gold medal in Education. Sharon has lived/worked in Fiji, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and South Korea. She is an experienced international educator, coordinating numerous projects focusing on computer science, digital pedagogy, educational technologies and innovation, learning space design, eLearning, professional development, and STEM. Prior to joining St John’s, Sharon was a senior project officer in Digital technologies at the Department of Education, Education Queensland. Her experience and expertise include the International Baccalaureate DP, MYP and PYP; the North American Advanced Placement; the IGCSE; and the Australian Curriculum. Sharon has been an examiner and moderator for the International Baccalaureate Organization. She has worked in Tertiary institutions; Secondary, Middle, Primary and P-12 schools. Sharon is a Queensland Justice of Peace (Qualified).

  • Ms Sue Isbell

    Member
    AACS

    Sue is an experienced Head of Department of 20 years at Kelvin Grove State College, a Prep to Year 12 Independent Public School located 3 kms from the Brisbane CBD. Sue’s role is diverse and constantly evolving, with a cross-curriculum focus on digital pedagogy, professional learning and digital tools including the Bring Your Own Device program. She also leads Digital Technologies (ICT) curriculum implementation (including VET qualifications), line manages the Middle Senior Library (which incorporates the new DigiSpace) and previously managed the ICT infrastructure and services for many years. With the new Digital Technologies national curriculum and Queensland Senior curriculum, Sue has adopted her College Executive Principal’s “raise your gaze” approach in implementation planning. This includes actively seeking opportunities for greater industry engagement (including start-ups), active participation in College industry partnerships and programs, and attempting to build 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 capabilities to become influencers and change-makers, rather than just being impacted by digital disruptors. Sue was awarded the 2018 Gold Disruptor - ICT Educator of the Year at the 2018 ACS Digital Disruptor Awards.