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ACS President recognises Brenda Aynsley's leadership

 

Sydney, Wednesday 13 September 2017 – ACS President, Anthony Wong, today praised the outgoing Chair of International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) IP3, Brenda Aynsley OAM, at the IFIP General Assembly in Colombo, Sri Lanka. IP3, the International Professional Practice Partnership, is the IFIP body that promotes and supports ICT as a global profession.

“I want to take this occasion to thank Brenda Aynsley for her Chairmanship of IP3 over the last six years,” said Mr Wong.

Mr Wong used this occasion to also thank Brenda for her dedication to IP3 and her ongoing commitment in steering IP3 to what it is today.

“Through her leadership, Brenda has contributed significantly in IP3’s reputation - not just in IFIP but around the world, at Geneva with WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society), and at the United Nations. Brenda’s strategic leadership of IP3 has helped shape and contribute to the innovative developments with IFIP.”

“Brenda is recognised as one of the leading authorities in the ICT profession today and this is recognised in her being awarded the Order of Australia Medal [OAM] for outstanding service to the information and communications technology sector.”

“Brenda would have very much liked to be here today but was unable to attend this General Assembly due to health reasons.”

Mr Wong congratulated the newly elected Chair of IFIP IP3, Moira de Roche, Past President IITPSA (South Afica) who has contributed to IP3 since its inception.

 

Mr Wong also used the occasion to thank Leon Strous, Past President of IFIP for his support in getting IP3 formally included into IFIP, noting that without Leon’s support IP3 would also not be where it is today.

-ENDS-

Further information

Thomas Shanahan: 0424 139 440,  Thomas.Shanahan@acs.org.au

 

About the ACS

The ACS is the professional association for Australia's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. More than 22,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. The ACS exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. The ACS strives for ICT professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on ICT and related matters. Visit www.acs.org.au for more information.