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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.


  • Dr Rod Dilnutt


    Dr Dilnutt is an experienced consultant with over 25 years’ experience. His professional experience includes Director of William Bethwey & Associates, founded in 2002 and internationally recognised thought leader in Information Strategy & Architecture and Managing Change with global experience. His academic background includes: Industry Fellow at The University of Melbourne for over 15 years; lectures in Higher Degree programmes including Organisational Change for IS Professionals, Enterprise Architecture, Knowledge Management, IS Strategy; is a sought-after expert in ‘Disruptive Technologies and Change’, and; is author of over 20 publications and a book on Organisational Change.

  • Mr Craig Horne

    MACS (Snr)

    Mr Horne is an experienced contributor to the ICT profession in Australia in a number of fields, particularly the advancement of ICT professionalism and the application of ICT in developing areas. He is also Chair of the Victorian ACS Branch Executive Committee. Craig has a broad understanding of the ICT industry, particularly current disruptive and emerging technologies and has a clear insight into the strategic implications for ICT in Australian businesses. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science (La Trobe), Master of Business Administration (La Trobe) and is currently completing his PhD on information security strategy in organisations at the University of Melbourne.

  • Dr Nick Tate


    Dr Nick Tate 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.

  • Ms Jo Stewart-Rattray


    Ms Stewrat-Rattray has 25 years experience in the IT field some of which were spent as CIO in the Utilities space, and 17 in the Information Security arena. She underpins her information technology and security background with her qualifications in education and management. She specialises in consulting in information security and technology issues with a particular emphasis on governance in both the commercial and operational areas of businesses. Jo provides strategic advice to organisations across a number of industry sectors including and government.

  • 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 has 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 Christopher Baker


    Mr Baker is a Senior Software Engineer who has a great passion for technology and likes getting his hands dirty. He has extensive knowledge in mining, manufacturing, transport, emergency management, tourism, accommodation and gaming areas. Christopher studied at the University of Tasmania and in his spare time he runs various technology user groups in his home state of Tasmania.

  • Mr Tony Errington


    Mr Errington is the Principal of Errington Consulting which has operated for 19 years, providing high level ICT and business consulting services to senior management in industry, the public sector, universities, TAFE colleges and private schools. Tony is a highly experienced consultant specializing in strategic planning, enterprise architecture, business improvement, corporate governance for ICT and business continuity planning.

  • Mr Benjamin Smith


    Mr Smith has maintained an avid interest in technology since a very young age. When commenting to the media, regarding Benjamin having just won the 1993 Australian Super Nintendo Championship, his mother explained that rather than a rattle when in his pram, she would hand him a calculator to allow her to shop in peace. His parents ongoing encouragement of his interest in all things technological fuelled his youthful endeavours to self-educate and learn IT. This passion for technology has translated to Benjamin being an active member of the IT Industry, both in South Australia and the Northern Territory, for the past 18 years. He has previously operated an IT Consulting firm, held technical and leadership roles in both Government and Defence and is currently the Account Manager for NEC’s Consulting & Business Solutions division in Darwin. In Adelaide, whilst working for the Australian Submarine Corporation, Benjamin was responsible for project outcomes to deliver ICT requirements to the new Air Warfare Destroyer Shipyard in Osborne – this resulted in a state-of-the-art ICT environment being delivered to a Greenfields site ahead of occupation by staff, for the nation’s biggest ever defence project to date. Since moving to Darwin, Benjamin was the Project Sponsor for a Desktop OS Upgrade Project which ultimately won the Australian Institute of Project Management Award for best ICT Project in the Northern Territory for 2014.

  • Dr Tim Turner


    Dr Turner is a Principal Consultant at Apis Consulting Group. Previously, Tim has lectured at the Australian Defence Force Academy, University of Canberra and worked in consulting roles with Deloitte Consulting and PWC. He was awarded his doctorate in 2010 from the University of NSW and has published in the area of using sociomaterial perspectives to investigate e-learning for higher educational institutions in developing countries.