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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.               

MEMBERSHIP advisory board

  • VICE PRESIDENT - COMMUNITY BOARDS

  • Ms Karen Gee

    DIRECTOR
    MACS Snr

    I have 25 years’ experience in the ICT services industry with continual dedication to making a difference through technology and passion for leading people through change to achieve improved business outcomes. I know how hard it is to break in to and remain connected in our industry given the rapid rate of technology changes occurring. I feel strongly that as Australia’s Professional Association for the ICT sector, we need to be more focused on enabling diverse opportunities through industry employment, government programs and education experiences to attract, develop and retain talent to ICT career pathways both now and for our future. I am actively engaged with various ACS committee as well as other industry initiatives. My LinkedIn profile provides a summary overview of my industry experience and voluntary activities. As a passionate and committed advocate, I believe ACS can enable greater opportunities by working more in the industry with our partners and engaging closely with business leaders and education to enable new technology and talent initiatives and deliver improved benefits to attract and retain our members.

  • Mr Kevin Landale

    Member
    MACS

    Kevin is a Senior Director in the ACT Health Directorate looking after the Critical Systems and Infrastructure Hub. He is also the Chairman of the Canberra Branch of the Australian Computer Society. Kevin is an IT Professional with over 10 years’ experience in the public and private sector and has a strong focus on technology strategy, digital transformation and management. He’s worked for KPMG, Infosys and Infront as well as Human Services, Defence and Immigration. He’s volunteered with the ACS for over 12 years and has mentored students, start-ups and young professionals.

  • Dr David Cook

    Member
    FACS

    Technology advocate dedicated to advances and the progression of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), and cyber security, combined with research and academic engagement in six main areas, Business, Information Technology, International Relations, Security, South-east Asia, and Governance. Fluent in South-east Asian languages

  • Mr Nikesh Lalchandani

    Member
    MACS

    Bringing emerging technology to organisations at scale. Executive leader with deep skills delivering some of the largest programmes and innovations, focus is on how to help organisations leverage the most out of a changing world. Not just the words and ideas, but the actual transformation in a meaningful and impactful way. Background in development, architecture, strategy and delivery.

  • Mr Michael Driver

    Member
    FACS

    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.

  • Mr Chris Radbone

    Member
    MACS Snr

    Chris has over 40 years Information Management and Technology experience working collaboratively and innovatively across the Private, Public and Non-for-profit (Welfare) sectors. Current role since 2009 as the Associate Director of SA NT DataLink, a nationally leading collaborative partnership across the University Research and Government sectors, operating an authorised facility for South Australia and the Northern Territory to safely share de-identified data for approved use and unit record level analysis. Chris specialises in collaborative partnerships to unlock the public's value from data, supporting innovative research, planning, monitoring, evaluation and analysis, enabling greater value and accountability from organisations and government resources. Chris has professional qualifications in information security, and deep experience in data governance and privacy protection protocols.

  • Ray Leonard

    Member
    MACS

    Ray has significant experience in senior managementfrom industrial, multinational companies to the genesis of the technology driven economy in Tasmania. Prior to joining the ACS, he managed Netspace Online Systems Tasmanian services for 10 years, where he was involved in change management and the construction of the DSL and fibre networks for Tasmania. Ray has significant involvement in start-ups as a founding associate of Tasmanias largest Telecommunications and Data Hosting Company. Rays knowledge gives him a unique perspective into technology driven economies; he is a trained facilitator with expertise in brokering relationships across all sectors of the economy. Ray is currently Vice Chair of the Tasmanian Branch Executive and Tasmanian Chair of the Pearcey Foundation. As ACS member and CP Ray recognises the challenges and opportunities to unlocking the economic and social benefits of the technological transformation, he is actively involved with government, business, education, research and development, and the wider community.

  • Ms Maria Markman

    Member
    MACS

    Maria has been an active member of the ACS over the past 9 years. Her commitment to the ICT profession and the desire to help promote the roles that women play, saw Maria join the ACS Victorian BEC in May 2015. She is currently Chair, actively making connections between ACS, industry and other organisations, who are passionate about gender diversity.

  • Ms Michelle Sandford

    Member
    MACS Snr

    Michelle has 20 years experience working in Tech for global companies that include IBM and Microsoft. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is now the Chairman of the ACS in WA. Michelle sits on various advisory boards and speaks at international conferences. She is an advocate for the games industry, for diversity, accessibility and inclusion and is regularly invited to speak to the next generation in tech at University STEM Events and Careers days.

  • Mr Sandeep Mathur

    Member
    MACS

    Sandeep is a Program Manager in Transport for NSW.Sandeep has over 16 years of experience working in commercial & not-for-profit Boards and 30 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, 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 Board, Member of Transport of NSW -Operational Systems Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Member of Standards Australia IT-030 Governance & Management Committee.Earlier, he was a TrusteeDirector of Commonwealth Bank Group Super (OSF) and Secretary/Treasurer of Westpac Bank: Asian Leadership Employee Action Group.