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Governance

At the top of the ACS structure is the ACS Management Committee which, within the bounds set by the Associations Incorporations Act (ACT) and the Society’s Objects, Rules and National Regulations, controls and manages the Society. ACS Management Committee consists of the National Office Bearer’s (President, three Vice Presidents, President – Elect, Immediate Past President, National Treasurer) as well as the Chief Executive Officer and four National Congressional Representatives.

Working with the Management Committee to drive the Society’s strategic priorities are three Advisory Boards: Profession Advisory Board; Technical Advisory Board, and Membership Advisory Board. The Advisory Boards configure the activities within its area of responsibility, including creating, monitoring and dissolving committees, sub-committees, and taskforces/projects to meet ACS priorities.

Technical Advisory Board

 

  • Dr Ian Oppermann

    VICE PRESIDENT - ACADEMIC BOARDS
    MACS (Snr)

    Ian has over 20 years’ experience in the ICT sector and, has led organizations with more than 300 people, delivering products and outcomes that have impacted hundreds of millions of people globally. He has held senior management roles in Europe and Australia as Director for Radio Access Performance at Nokia, Global Head of Sales Partnering (network software) at Nokia Siemens Networks, and then Divisional Chief and Flagship Director at CSIRO. Ian is considered a thought leader in the area of the Digital Economy and is a regular speaker on “Big Data”, broadband enabled services and the impact of technology on society. He has contributed to 6 books and co-authored more than 120 papers which have been cited more than 3500 times. Ian has an MBA from the University of London and a Doctor of Philosophy in Mobile Telecommunications from Sydney University.

  • Dr Michael Blumenstein

    DIRECTOR
    FACS

    Michael is currently the Head of School, Software in the Faculty of Engineering & IT at UTS. He comes from Griffith University in Queensland where he has accumulated over a decade of experience in leadership roles including portfolio Dean (Research) of the Sciences Group and Head of the School of ICT. Michael has been ACS Gold Coast Chapter Convener and a Board Member of the Queensland Branch Executive Committee and has served on the Australian Research Council's (ARC) College of Experts on the Engineering, Mathematics and Informatics (EMI) panel. In 2009, Professor Blumenstein was named as one of Australia’s Top 10 Emerging Leaders in Innovation in the Australian’s Top 100 Emerging Leaders Series supported by Microsoft.