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At the top of the ACS structure is the ACS Management Committee which, within bounds set by the Associations Incorporations Act and the Society's Objects, Rules and National Regulations, controls and manages the Society. ACS Management Committee consists of the National Office Bearers (President, three Vice Presidents, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, National Treasurer), as well as the Chief Executive Officer and four National Congressional Representatives.


  • Mr Anthony Wong


    Anthony is the Principal of a multidisciplinary law and consulting firm, AGW Lawyers & Consultants specialising in IT and the Digital Economy. He held senior management positions in multinational corporations and government, including as CIO of the Australian Tourist Commission during the Sydney 2000 Olympics and led the development of digital publishing for Thomson (now Thomson Reuters) in the Asia Pacific. Anthony is currently President of the ACS.

  • Ms Brenda Aynsley OAM


    In 1995 Brenda opened the first Internet cafe in South Australia and was instrumental in establishing the SA Internet Association, a group that championed the cause of Internet access for all users and providers. In those early years she presented at various Internet workshops and conferences, provided evidence to Senate Select Committee Hearings and served on the Australian Broadcasting Authority's 1998 Children and Content On-Line Task Force. In 2000 Brenda established the long running ACS PC Recycling Special Interest Group to help bridge the Digital Divide by providing low cost computers to those in the community who otherwise would not have access to one. This SA based group of volunteers has distributed over 5000 computers to where they were needed most in Australia and continues its work today. She served as SA Branch Chair in 1999-2001 and 2005-2006 and as National Vice President for 2002-03 and 2010-2011. In early 2010 she chaired the ACS Ageism Task Force which released its "IMPROVING AGE DIVERSITY IN THE ICT WORKFORCE" report in July 2010. As ACS Vice President Membership Boards, she championed the adoption of the Skills Framework for the Information Age and the implementation of the ACS Certification Program. It was natural for her to take on the role of Chairman of the International Professional Practice Partnership of IFIP (IP3) and has been active participant in the WSIS Forums and the Multistakeholder participation program leading her delegation in Geneva. Brenda is an advocate of life long learning and has a Bachelor of Arts in politics and sociology, a Diploma in Social Sciences and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Computing), and Certificate IV in Security Risk Management and Certificate IV Assessment and Workplace Training. She was made a Fellow of the ACS in 2003 and was awarded an ACS Honorary Life Membership in 2006. In 2014 she was admitted to the Order of Australia and awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for her service to the information and communications technology sector. Brenda is the managing director of a consultancy business in technology to the SME sector.

  • Prof Paul Bailes


    Paul is Professor of Computer Science at The University of Queensland from which he obtained his PhD in 1984. He has served UQ as Head of School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering and as Deputy President of Academic Board. He has served the software engineering community as chair of the steering committees for the Australian and Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conferences, and is currently Australian delegate to IFIP TC2 - Software: Theory and Practice.

  • Mr Mike Driver


    Currently the Director, Technology Solutions for the Public Safety Business Agency providing ICT (and other corporate) services to the front line operations of Queensland Police, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and providing IT services to Queensland Ambulance Services. Mike is a fellow of the ACS, has chaired the National Audit and Risk Committee and remains on that committee as a member. Mike has also been a member of the Queensland Branch of ACS for over 6 years in roles of Vice Chair, Honorary Secretary and general committee member. He has represented QLD on the Professional Development Board for the past 4 years.

  • Mr Arnold Wong


    Arnold has enjoyed a long and successful professional career in the ever evolving ICT Services Industry for over 30 years. He has developed extensive Strategic Leadership, General Management, Customer Service and Business Development skills in diverse industries including Technology, Education, Healthcare and Resources in public and private sectors across Australia, Asia, Europe and Americas. A Fellow of ACS, he serves as Vice President - Community Boards and is a member of the BEC in WA; he is also the Chair of the Conference Logistic Committee for the WWW2017 Conference to be held in Perth. Arnold is the Director of Shared Information Services at the Department of the Attorney General, and a member of the WA Government CIO Council.

  • Mr Yohan Ramasundara


    Yohan pursued his passion for technology by enrolling in a Bachelor of IT course at University of Canberra in 1999. After graduating with ICT, accounting and finance qualifications, he currently focuses his passion for business improvement and risk management. In recognising how vital ICT education and collaboration is to the prosperity of communities, Yohan has volunteered thousands of hours implementing various national and international initiatives including conferences, workshops and networking sessions for ICT professionals. He has served the last two years as National Treasurer on the Management Committee.

  • Ms Jo Dalvean

    MACS (Snr)

    Jo has spent 12 years in the tertiary sector in roles including eResearch, Marketing and eLearning at Victoria and Deakin universities, and the University of Melbourne. Jo specialises in collecting and presenting information online, with her most recent experience in Web and Business Analytics. She is currently the Research Analysis and Reporting Manager at Deakin University. Jo is currently the ACS Victoria Branch Treasurer and the Victorian representative on the ACS National Management Committee. She chairs the ACS National Policy and Government Relations committee. Jo holds a degree in mathematics and a Master of Multimedia.

  • Mr Michael Hawkins


    Michael has brought his experience and knowledge built from over 30 years working in ICT to support the growth and change of the ACS for the future. He has been involved at the Branch level in Canberra, as Chair and Secretary, and led the branch through change to become the 3rd largest of the society. He has been the Director of the MLMB for the last four years and helped drive the modernisation of the society through projects such as the re-branding and new website. He continues to be involved at the highest level of the society to ensure it continues to meet and support the needs of its members.

  • Dr Nick Tate


    Nick is an experienced senior executive, with a strong background in Information Technology and Cybersecurity. He is a CEO and Company Director and has considerable experience at the level of CIO (Chief Information Officer). 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) Nick is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BCI Technology and also holds three company directorships. He has 16 years’ experience as a Company Director in 11 Australian and 2 US companies and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland. Nick has over 40 years’ experience in the field of Information Technology including 16 years as a CIO/Head of IT at two London banks and at the University of Queensland. He holds voluntary positions as President of the South East Asia Regional Computer Consortium (SEARCC), a National Board Member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS), Chair of ACS Queensland and Chair of the Council of ICT Associations (CICTA). He is Director of the ACS Future Leaders Institute (FLI) and a faculty member of the African Leadership Institute (ALI). In 2010, he chaired the World Computer Congress and was the National President of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) in 2012/2013. He recently directed the Federal Government funded Research Data Storage Infrastructure (RDSI) project, which developed and deployed one of the largest data clouds in Australia, to store research data from universities and other research groups.

  • Mr Richard Baecher


    As Chair of the ACS NSW Branch, Richard is passionate to continue the expansion of ACS services to all NSW members and the growth of professional standards development in the NSW Branch. Richard is a Fellow of ACS, Fellow of AIM, and a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University. He has an extensive background in information technology systems management as a CIO in the public and private sectors, ICT strategic consulting, application systems development, ICT service delivery, and data facility operations in Australia and overseas.

  • Mr Andrew Johnson

    MACS (Snr)

    Andrew has extensive senior management experience servicing both the higher education and vocational education and training sectors, including membership based professional associations. His career has seen him work in a diverse range of markets across the Asia Pacific region and includes developing accreditation and certification frameworks. In his time at the ACS he has delivered significant growth results in the workforce planning and development, SFIA and education markets, all while improving member engagement, particularly among professional partners. Mr Johnson holds a Master of Arts in Technology Policy and Management. He is an ACS Certified Professional and an accredited SFIA Consultant.