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Terms of Reference    
  • Ms Helen McHugh

    MACS (Snr)

    Helen is the President of the ACS and an Ambassador to ICT industry championing causes, cohorts, groups as they address the challenges and initiative of our Profession, primarily focused on Women in ICT, Hack-a-thons, Start-ups and Agile and Disruptive Service delivery, Not-For-Profits. My career has contributed to the success of policy strategies in Federal Government Service Delivery Objectives in senior roles advising corporate leaders. I was previously ACS NSW Chair 2021-2023. I have held a number of other positions in ACS as a volunteer including NSW Vice Chair for 3 years and Chair and member of ACS Women NSW for 5 years. Groups I support are: TechGirls, RareBirds, NSydInnovation, Scrum Alliance to name a few.

  • Dr David Cook

    Vice President Academic

    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.

  • Ms Jo Stewart-Rattray

    Vice President Communities

    Jo has over 25 years’ experience in the IT field some of which were spent as CIO in the Utilities and as Group CIO in the Tourism space, and with significant experience in the Information Security arena including as CISO in the healthcare sector. She underpins her information technology and security background with her qualifications in education and management. She specialises in consulting in risk and technology issues with a particular emphasis on governance and security in both the commercial and operational areas of businesses. Jo provides strategic advice to organisations across a number of industry sectors including banking and finance, utilities, manufacturing, tertiary education, retail, healthcare and government. Jo has extensive board and committee experience. She has chaired a number of ISACA’s international committees including the Board Audit & Risk Committee, Leadership Development and Professional Influence & Advocacy. She served as an Elected Director on ISACA’s international Board of Directors for seven years and was the founder of its global women’s leadership initiative, SheLeadsTech.

  • Mr Jeff Smith

    Vice President – Membership Boards
    MACS (Snr)

    Jeff is a current CEO/Managing Director and former CIO, who’s parlayed being a builder labourer at 16, a teen father and a high school drop out into a successful career in ICT spanning almost 30 years. He is experienced in business transformation, cyber security, and governance and brings a high level of entrepreneurial business thinking to the enterprise. Jeff is the first Regional Ambassador appointed by the ACS, and works with ICT educators and professionals in country Victoria to increase awareness of, and improve, the ICT profession in the regions. Jeff has post graduate degrees in Business and Cyber Security and is a certified CISSP. He is on the Housing Industry Association (HIA) Regional Executive Committee for Victoria, a part of the Bendigo Education Plan, a member of the Bendigo Tech School Industry Advisory Committee, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Senior Member and Certified Professional of the Australian Computer Society. Jeff is passionate about education and personal growth, and a has a deep and personal understanding that everyone learns differently.

  • Mr Josh Griggs

    Chief Executive Officer

    Josh, a seasoned executive with 30+ years in IT and Telecommunications, is a transformation specialist known for doubling revenues and building high- performance teams. As a CEO, VP, and Sales Director, he achieved a remarkable 183% revenue growth, leading to the $1 billion sale of Metronode Data Centres. Instrumental in Optus Business, he drove a 500% growth in government portfolio orders and transformed the ICT Portfolio from $100 million to $500 million annually. Committed to talent development, he boasts an 85% internal promotion rate. With a focus on strategic execution and visionary leadership, Josh is a driving force in the ICT industry.

  • Mr Troy Steer

    Director Public Policy and Corporate Affairs