Sydney, November 21 2013: The Australian Computer Society's Brenda Aynsley has today been elected to the ACS Presidency. Ms Aynsley will commence her 2 year term on January 1, 2014.
ACS President Dr Nick Tate paid tribute to his successor. “Brenda is an exceptional member of the ACS who has dedicated much of her time to the advancement of the ICT profession in South Australia and across the nation. She will be an inspiring leader for the organisation as it continues to grow in membership and relevance."
Dr Tate also reflected on his time as President which will conclude on January 1 2014. “It has been a singular honour to lead the Society. We are a great organisation made so by the strength and talent of our members, volunteers and staff. I want to thank all of those who have supported me in my role.”
Ms Aynsley made a short statement after the result was announced.
"I am honoured to lead the ACS at this critical time in the evolution of the digital economy particularly in Australia, where the need for professionalism in ICT is more pressing than ever. As President-Elect I would like to acknowledge the work of the current President, Dr Nick Tate, and the ACS management committee, congress, boards and branches."
The election was held at the meeting of the ACS Congress in Sydney earlier this morning. The following candidates were also elected to senior positions;
|Position||Incumbent||Successor from 1/1/2014|
|President||Dr Nick Tate||Ms Brenda Aynsley|
|Immediate Past President||Mr Anthony Wong||Dr Nick Tate|
|Treasurer||Mr Yohan Ramasundara||Mr Yohan Ramasundara|
|VP Membership||Prof Doug Grant||Mr Anthony Wong|
|VP Community||Ms Rathika Suresh||Ms Rathika Suresh|
|VP Academic||Prof Paul Bailes||Prof Paul Bailes|
|National Congressional Rep||Dr Peter Palmer||Ms Jo Dalvean|
|National Congressional Rep||Mr Michael Driver||Dr Vladas Leonas|
|National Congressional Rep||Mr Ian Wells||Mr Michael Hawkins|
|National Congressional Rep||Mr Arnold Wong||Mr Arnold Wong|
The new management committee of the ACS will take effect on January 1 2014.
Thomas Shanahan, Australian Computer Society, 0449 902 130
About the Australian Computer Society
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is the professional association for Australia's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. Over 20,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. The Society 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.