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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.               


  • Professor Michael Johnson


    Michael 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 and a Director and Deputy Treasurer of Dunmore Lang College. Formerly he was the Head of the Department of Computing (1997-2000) and he served as Vice-President and Chair of the University's Academic Senate (2006-2008). In 1997 he was runner up for the inauguralAustralian Award for University Teaching in all Science disciplines and he has held continuous ARC large/discovery grant funding for over 20 years.

  • Professor Aileen Cater-Steel


    Aileen Cater-Steel is an Emeritus Professor of Information Systems. She is a Higher Education Consultant and current Dean of IT for a Higher Education start-up. Her university career of 23 years at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) combined excellence in research and in teaching and culminated in her term as Chair Academic Board. She holds a PhD in Software Engineering, a Masters in IT and a Business degree. Her research interests include IT Service Management (ITSM), IT Standards and Governance, e-Learning systems, and IT outsourcing. She was Lead Chief Investigator on two ITSM projects funded by the Australian Research Council. She has published extensively in top journals and co-edited five research books, including one on women in engineering, science and technology. Her work has been recognised with a citation from the Australian Learning & Teaching Council for outstanding contribution to student learning, and a life-time achievement award from the Australian IT Service Management Forum. Aileen is a Fellow and Certified Professional of the Australian Computer Society and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Mr Stuart McIntyre


    Stuart is a senior teacher 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 TAFEin 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. 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 Geoff Purcell


    I am the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Victorian State Government owned Melbourne Water. I continue as a non-Executive Director of InPayTech (formerly Payment Adviser), the company behind ClickSuper ( and BillExchange ( my 25 year career as an accomplished Senior Executive, I have delivered tangible contributions to organisations through technology transformation to support business strategy and growth.Core to my success has been my ability to create a shared technology vision, delivered through the development and leadership of high performing teams. I hold a Masters in Business Administration [MBA Executive] from the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), I am Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, past Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a member of the AGSM Alumni.

  • Mr Nick Marks


    Nick is a seasoned technology executive with over 20 years’ experience in strategy development and delivery of enterprise-scale technology supporting organisations across financial, telecommunications, and public sector industry verticals. He currently leads a global team in his role as Director of IT of the enterprise business of Singtel Optus in Australia, a $5B+ global Telecommunications/ICT organisation. Here he is responsible for delivering the IT strategy and architecture roadmap, and driving the IT innovation agenda, for a business community of approximately 2500 professionals.Nick holds an MBA from the University of NSW, Australian Graduate School of Management and is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Mr Tom Worthington


    Tom Worthington is an independent computer professional and educational designer. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Research School of Computer Science at the Australian National University, where he teaches sustainable computing, professional ethics and project management. Tom previously wrote IT policy for the Department of Defence. In 2015 he received a national gold Digital Disruptors Award for "ICT Education" and in 2010 was Canberra ICT Educator of the Year. In 2009 Tom was elected a Fellow of the ACS for contributing to the development of public Internet policy. A Certified Professional member of the ACS, he is also an Honorary Life Member and Past President of the ACS, voting member of the ACM and a member of the IEEE. Tom has a Masters of Education in Distance Education from Athabasca University (Canada), a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from the Australian National University, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment from the Canberra Institute of Technology and was trained in IT by the Australian Public Service. Tom is an award winning author on technology education and blogs as "The Higher Education Whisperer".