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Maria Markman MACS CP, announced as the 2017/18 Victoria Branch Chair

Thursday, 13 Oct 2016

Maria Markman
Firstly, I’d like to say that I am humbled and grateful to be the 2017/18 Victorian Branch Chair. As a passionate and proud ambassador of ACS, I am excited about the next two years as we continue to build on the positive changes initiated by the current Victorian Chair, Craig Horne.

This year, I thoroughly enjoyed my role as the chair of the ACS Victoria Women in ICT Committee, which brought about many opportunities to celebrate, support and drive gender diversity within our sector.  There is still much work that needs to be done in this area and I’m looking forward to be a driver of this change.

I am also looking forward to delivering more value to ACS members, especially in:

  1. Recognising ACS members for the implausible work they are doing within the industry, driving change and making a difference.
  2. Increasing the amount of engagement between ACS, our members, industry, government and education; to bring greater value for all.
  3. Creating a more diverse membership base by attracting more women, students and young professionals to the ACS and the ICT sector through new and exciting initiatives.
  4. Ensuring capacity in the ICT, developing our members’ capabilities (skills), and that we continue to be a catalyst of innovation working with our partners, government and others in the ICT sector.

Before I take over the Chair position on January 1 2017, I will be doing a lot of preparation and planning for the next two years.

In the meantime, please feel free to send an email to maria.markman@acsmail.net.au.

Kind regards,
Maria Markman