David Clark has made long and significant contributions to the ICT profession in Western
Australia. He has been a member of the ACS since 1977 and for much of that time he
has held positions on the Branch Executive Committee. He was Branch Secretary in the
1980’s, and therefore a member of the Branch Executive. He was appointed WA Branch
Chair in February 2008, when he took over that role at short notice from Kim Denham,
who moved to Sydney to take up the role of ACS CEO. Since that time he has alsotaken
the role of chairing the Branch Chairs’ meetings, and has been recognised as one of the
most influential of the Branch Chairs.
David worked for Cliffs Robe River Mining (now part of Rio Tinto), one of the largest
Australian iron ore miners, in a wide range of ICT roles between 1974 and 1984. He
started in an Analyst Programmer role, progressed through Systems Analyst to Senior
Business Analyst until he eventually took the role of full responsibility for all ICT-related
matters at the organisation, a role that would these days be termed as Chief Information
Following the role at Cliffs Robe River, David took key roles for the next ten years at
Computer Power, then the leading ICT service provided, systems integrator and
consultancy in Australia. Starting as a Marketing Consultant, he moved to the role of
Marketing Manager, Western Region – a position which covered all the Computer Power
marketing activities in Western Australia, South Australia and Northern Territory.
Successes during that period included providing substantial resources to the WA Health
Department. Finally David took the role of Assistant General Manager, Western Region
at Computer Power where he managed a total of seven profit centres across the three
Following a break from the ICT area for around six years, during which time he founded
a Healthcare Provider, catering to the South East Asian market, David rejoined the ICT
sector in 2000 as the General Manager – Business Development for Harvest Road Ltd.
Harvest Road, an ASX listed company, developed web software tools and applications.
Since leaving Harvest Road, David has headed a number of ICT organisationsin Western
Australia, including Imago Multimedia (one of the BITS funded multimedia
organisations) and Sypaq Systems, a defence-orientated consultancy.
David has made a long and distinguished contribution to the ICT industry, and to the
ACS, in Western Australia. He fully deserves to be recognised as a Fellow of the ACS.