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Sydney, 21 May: ACS, is pleased to announce Cheryl Mack has been appointed as the new NSW State Manager. Cheryl joins ACS from her most recent role as the Chief Executive Officer of StartCon.

In this role, Cheryl developed Australia's largest startup and growth conference which is now considered the cornerstone event for the Australian startup community. Under her leadership, StartCon grew internationally in 15 cities across Asia Pacific, and supported the growth of over 600 startups each year.

ACS CEO Andrew Johnson said we recognise that startups are a huge source of innovation in Australia and that supporting them is key to enabling the industry and enhancing domestic clusters of advantage. Cheryl has extensive experience in the technology sector and a deep understanding of how to foster early-stage innovation. She has been recognised by many in the startup community for her contributions to the growth of the startup ecosystem in Australia.

“Having moved from North America to Australia 4.5 years ago after working for startups in Canada, USA, and Italy, Cheryl will also bring a unique perspective on areas like attracting global talent in her role at ACS.”

“ACS’ vision for Australia to be a world leader in technology talent that fosters innovation and creates new forms of value is something that deeply resonates with me and I believe that I am in a position to help them move the needle,” said Cheryl.

“Cheryl added that ACS has recently made some incredibly exciting moves to demonstrate its commitment to innovation and the technology sector, with the new Innovation Hub in Barangaroo and the acquisition of RCL. I'm looking forward to contributing to the next steps in their journey on the way to make Australia a world leader in technology talent.”.





Further information

Troy Steer
Director of Corporate Affairs and Public Policy
M – 0417 173 740
E – [email protected]


About ACS

ACS is the professional association for Australia's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. More than 45,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. ACS exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. 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 for more information.