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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.


  • Assc Prof Richard Buckland

    MACS (Snr)

    Richard Buckland is an Associate Professor in Computer Security, Cybercrime, and Cyberterror at the University of New South Wales and Visiting Professor in Cyber Security at Taylor’s University Malaysia, and the Director of Education for the Australian Centre for Cyber Security. Richard heads the applied cyber security education programme in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales. The cybersecurity students from this programme have been highly successful: in 2013 and 2014 they were worldwide finalists at both the DEFCON and SECUINSIDE CTFs and UNSW has won the national CyberSecurity Challenge Australia competition each year since it started. In 2012 UNSW entered one team and came first, in 2013 UNSW entered three teams and came first, second and third, and in 2014 entered four teams and came first, second, third and fifth. Richard has a passion for open education and for empowering students to love learning. His work as an educator has been recognised by numerous teaching awards at national and international level.

  • Mr John Hurst

    John is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University, where he was co-leader of the Computing Education Research Group in the Faculty of IT. This group has undertaken several IT education projects, including the exploration of on-line, real time mechanisms for data gathering and analysis of student-teacher interactions. He was Associate Dean (Teaching) for the faculty, and served a term as President of the Academic Board of Monash University.

  • Prof Michael Johnson


    Professor Johnson has been Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Macquarie University since 2002. He is also a Director of the Macquarie-DEC ICT Innovations Centre. In 1997 he was runner up for the inaugural Australian Award for University Teaching in all Science disciplines. Michael holds honours degrees in Mathematics and Psychology, a Graduate Diploma of Education, and a PhD in Pure Mathematics.

  • Mr Robert Hillard


    Mr Hillard is the Managing Partner of Deloitte Consulting. In this role he has an agenda which directly tackles the disruption that the firm’s clients are dealing with through technology, new competitors, challenging economic conditions and changing regulatory priorities. Robert joined Deloitte in 2008 from BearingPoint where he was the Global Solution Leader for Information Management. Robert has been an eminent contributor to the Australian technology industry through local and international leadership roles, contributions to thought leadership and representation of profession.

  • Dr Stephen Seidman

    Professor Seidman has been a leader in the computing and software engineering communities for more than four decades. He was a founding faculty member of George Mason University’s Department of Computer Science and founding Dean of New Jersey Institute of Technology’s College of Computing Sciences and Texas State University’s College of Science and Engineering. He has a PhD in Mathematics. Stephen played a leading role in the development of an international standard for software engineering certification, and he has worked with the international IP3 effort to develop a program to accredit national computing societies to certify information technology professionals.

  • Mr Stuart McIntyre

    Stuart McIntyre is a senior lecturer in Information Technology at TAFE SA. He is involved with a number of national and state committees in formulating the new direction of Information Technology for not only TAFE in South Australia but the whole of Australia. He has been acknowledged as an Industry expert by IBSA the Industry Skills Council that oversees the IT and Library training packages. He was on the Expert Advisory Panel for IBSA that reviewed the development of the new ICA11 training package and has facilitated Professional Development workshops across Australia for them. He was contracted by IBSA to develop the new Graduate Certificates qualification in Digital Education that has been included in the new TAFE training package.

  • Mr Wayne Knack

    Previously, Director, Learning Futures at Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE. Wayne in 2011 was made an Honorary Life Member of the ACS for distinguished service. He was a long-serving member of the Queensland Branch Executive Committee, holding executive positions at Chapter (Treasurer and Chair) and Branch (Vice Chair and Chair) levels. He is a past Director of the ACS Professional Development Board.