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Call for Expressions of Interest

ACS Advisory Boards and Committees

  • Do you want a chance to help shape the future of ICT in Australia, providing advice to all levels of government and industry?
  • Do you see the challenges facing local ICT students, workers and businesses, and think you could be part of the solution?
  • Would you like the chance to work with some of Australia’s most brilliant minds on some of the key challenges affecting the ICT sector?
  • Are you a thought leader in your field, who can represent thousands of professionals in the nation’s fastest growing industry for Australia’s largest professional ICT body?

If so, ACS would be delighted to hear from you as we seek candidates to participate on our Advisory Boards and Committees.

As the professional association for Australia’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector, the ACS is passionate about the ICT profession being recognised as a driver of innovation and business – able to deliver real, tangible outcomes.

We are expertly assisted by three high-level voluntary advisory boards: Profession, Technical and Membership. The boards provide foresight, advice and resource development validation to ensure ACS continues to evolve as a modern and contemporary professional body.

Nominations are now open for the Profession Advisory Board.

Nominations are also open for the following committees:

·        Diversity and Inclusion Committee

·        Artificial Intelligence Ethics Committee

·        Blockchain Committee

·        Data Sharing Committee

·        Internet of Things Committee

·        Ethics Committee

·        ICT Educators Committee

-        Accreditation Committee


ACS boards and committees meet four times per year, typically via videoconference, with one or two meetings conducted face to face. In addition to lending their expertise to discussions in meetings, committee members are also expected to contribute to the establishment and review of advisory papers in support of government and industry policy; member benefits; technical knowledge; and educational development.

New successful board and committee members are required to complete an induction, including the understanding of ACS Rules & Regulations, Governance and Organisational Structures.

The terms for all positions are for 12 months, commencing on 1 January 2019.

Expectations of the boards and committees can be found in the relevant Board Terms of Reference:

·        Membership Advisory Board

·        Profession Advisory Board

·        Technical Advisory Board


ACS performs an important role in influencing the national agenda, and providing technical leadership in emerging technology areas. As such, the criteria for successful candidature on a board or committee is set consciously high. 

Selection criteria includes:


1. Expertise

·        Is actively engaged in the profession and/or professional practice of ICT (Mandatory)

·        Is a recognised thought leader (Mandatory)

  • Has relevant qualifications and/or prior learning (Desirable)


2. Networks and spheres of influence

  • Has relevant government relationships and connections (Desirable)
  • Has relevant industry connections (Desirable)


3. Accountable

  • Can deliver committee objectives and measures (Mandatory)
  • Commercially astute (Desirable)


4. Commitment and passion

  • Can dedicate the time for formal and informal events and meetings and thinking (Mandatory)
  • Has a passion for the ICT industry and is aligned to ACS’ vision and strategy (Mandatory)
  • Is prepared to join the ACS if not already a member (Mandatory)
  • No conflicts of interest (Mandatory)


5. Leadership Capabilities

  • Resilient (Mandatory)
  • Flexible (Mandatory)
  • Strong communicator - written and verbal (Mandatory)
  • Strategic thinker (Mandatory)
  • Influential (Desirable)


Interested applicants should send an expression of interest via email to and include:


·        Up to 300 words on the contribution they can make and why they’re interested

·        One-page CV or a link to their LinkedIn profile

·        Optional: Up to two pages addressing the selection criteria


These positions are unpaid voluntary contributions to your profession.

Expressions of interest must be received by 5.00pm (AEDT) on Friday 16 November 2018.

The successful nominees will be formally appointed by the ACS Management Committee.

Members should be aware that the Society is conducting a Governance Review and that the review may result in the position for which you are nominating ceasing to exist, and the appointment being terminated as a result of the Review.