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Hall of Fame

View ACS's honorary list of life members and fellows.  

Recognising those who have made significant contributions to Australia's ICT sector and ACS.

ACS Honorary Life Member

A member that is recognised by ACS for their outstanding contribution may be elected as an Honorary Life Member. 

For information on the eligibility criteria, visit ACS Guidelines for Membership.


ACS Fellow

A Fellow of ACS is a person who has made a distinguished contribution to the field of ICT in Australia and is a member of the professional division of ACS.

For information on ACS's Fellows Membership Grade, please refer to ACS Guidelines for Membership.

For Fellow Nominations, please click the links below:


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ACS Fellows

2019 - 2020

  • Sandeep Mathur


    Sandeep Mathur has made a distinguished contribution to ICT by raising the maturity of Project & Program Management in Australia. He achieved this by working with Standards Australia to produce standards in this field and then by successfully promoting their use, both in his work in ICT and in academia. A long term member of Standards Australia’s IT-030 Committee for IT Governance & Management standards, the peak Australian committee that oversees the development and international alignment of standards in this area, he authored several Standards Australia publications including acting as principle author and editor of “SA/SNZ TS 8019:2016 – Governance of Benefits Realization for IT enabled Investments”. In related work, he contributed significantly to the Project Management Institute’s “The Standard for Program Management” and “The Standard for Portfolio Management” that made available standards previously unpublished in Australia. He has been able to use the successful application of these standards in his professional career to enthuse and encourage the students that he teaches, with particular recognition from students from migrant communities.

  • Nick Brant


    Nick has made a significant contribution to the ICT industry in technology leadership, innovation, and effective governance. Nick has a demonstrated history as an early adopter through leading the implementation of many extraordinarily successful innovative ‘industry firsts’ in the airline industry. These include the first carrier in the region to launch check-in kiosks at airports, online web check-in capability, PDF and SMS itineraries, and SMS booking confirmations. Additionally, he led the implementation for the first major carrier in the World to implement online change functionality. Nick has a significant history of volunteer activity through assisting with running and planning the 2010 World Computer Congress held in Brisbane and the 2014 G20 ICT Forum. He has spent a decade on University ICT industry advisory boards promoting ICT professionalism.

  • Ian Warner


    Ian Warner has made a distinguished contribution to ICT in the field/s of software engineering, process engineering and as an ICT entrepreneur. With over 30 years of industry experience and strong partnerships with IBM and more recently Microsoft, Ian has lead ISW to become a five time winner of the Tasmanian Export Awards for ICT with the creation of an international business based out of Tasmania with offices in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart and Europe with over 1,000,000 users of the ISW Kudos platform. Ian has contributed significantly to the Tasmanian economy by being an active leader and board member on various advisory councils for government and industry, creating new ICT jobs, and supporting education and employment pathways for ICT graduates. Ian has also supported the ICT profession by representing Tasmanian ICT businesses, serving on the TASICT Board (twelve years as treasurer, two as president) being a senior member of ACS and as a judge for the Digital Disruptors Awards. Ian has also been a member of the IBM’s business partner ecosystem advisory council for ASIA Pacific for the last three years.

  • Wayne Fitzsimmons


    Wayne Fitzsimmons OAM is an outstanding ICT executive and ambassador for Australian innovation and has made many significant and distinguished contributions to Australian ICT. Wayne established Data General Australia and built this into a $25m company. He went on to Data General Corporation and played a major role in its development into a global powerhouse during the early years of IT industry development. At this time, Wayne was asked to lead trade delegations for the United States to protect IT copyright in Brazil. He was also a co-founder of OpenDirectory and a founding board member of several significant Australian companies. Wayne has been Chairman of the Pearcey Foundation since 2007, leading many ICT policy and heritage initiatives, roundtables and important industry recognition for the Australian IT industry through annual Pearcey Medal and Hall of Fame awards where he held the role of head judge.

  • Chris Radbone


    Mr Christopher Radbone has made a distinguished contribution in the areas of governance, privacy protected sharing of data, service management and standardisation through his passion and capacity to engage and influence organisations and government policy. Mr Radbone’s passion and dedication has earned him the nickname of ‘Mr ITIL’ for his distinguished contribution to influencing and building the professional capacity of particularly SA government. As inaugural itSMF SA Branch Chair he successfully established itSMF’s presence in SA, proactively influencing the adoption of IT Service Management through quarterly ACS/itSMF Service Management special Interest Groups, and nationally with the Standards Australia IT Governance Committee IT-030-05. The IT-030-05 committee evaluated BS15000 strengths and weaknesses for managing IT services, making the case for its adoption firstly as Australian Standard (AS8018) and then International Standard (ISO/IEC 20000). Mr Radbone’s focus on empowering organisational performance through data sharing and NT DataLink has informed decision makers by enabling innovative, public, good research and analysis which has resulted in legislative regulatory changes. He is considered a national leader designing and implementing privacy protecting technologies for sharing people’s sensitive data. On ACS’s Data Sharing Committee, he continues to contribute his passion for social justice, public value, data science and security. Mr Radbone has also made a distinguished consistent contribution to the Australian Computer Society over the past 21 years and from 2013 on the SA Branch Executive as Chair, Vice-Chair and Treasurer.

  • Jacqueline Hartnett


    Mrs Jacqueline Hartnett has made a distinguished contribution to ICT in Australia through her long career. Jacqueline was a pioneer, and is a role model for women, in computer security education. She was responsible for the development of the first cybersecurity courses offered in Australia laying the foundations for modern curriculum. Jacqueline has led significant research in computer security and she is respected internationally for her contributions. Jacqueline was instrumental in early research on personal national health records and secure ways of facilitating access to specialist health services from remote areas. She has also contributed significantly to the Australian Government’s standard cyber security policy and procedures and the protection of Australian critical infrastructure. Jacqueline served on the JTC1 Strategic Advisory Committee for two years.

  • Professor Paulo de Souza


    Professor Paulo de Souza has made a distinguished contribution to the leadership of research in science. From his innovative approach in machine learning that has permitted mineral identification on Mars, to his worldwide recognition for informing the research on the health of Honey Bees, Paulo de Souza has carved a reputation as a globally recognised solver of complex problems. His leadership has extended beyond his regular work to bring together teams of others highly collaborative and highly successful ways. His work in the areas of micro sensors and sensor networks has furthered the ICT profession in Australia, and his combined leadership in both academia and in industry has inspired people involved in technology, computing, and science. In addition to his own ICT-related contributions, Paulo is regarded as a role model and mentor who has contributed to the growth and success of countless individuals, teams, projects and outcomes. His passion for ICT is both strongly magnetic and highly productive.

  • David A Wood


    Mr David Wood had made a long and distinguished contribution to the ICT industry in the UK, New Zealand, Australia and elsewhere. David is a pioneer in the design, development and implementation of information technology to meet organisational goals and improve organisational efficiency. Early in his career, he was responsible for the development of a then leading-edge human resource management and payroll system for the very popular IBM AS/400 platform that was commercialised and successfully implemented across a range of organisations. Over his long career, David has actively participated in industry, community and professional groups with commitment, success and professionalism and he is a widely-sought mentor and educator for those entering the profession and building their careers. David has been rightly recognised for the distinction of his career by other international professional associations.

  • Dr Vivienne Conway


    Dr Vivienne Conway has made a distinguished contribution to ICT in her work in the area of website accessibility. She is a strong proponent for the rights of people with disabilities. She has National and International recognition for her advocacy work, as well her consultancy work in the institutionalising of Accessibility standards in different parts of the world. Recognised by the UNDP for her expertise, she has devoted large amounts of time to the establishment and adoption of accessibility standards in both Australia and the Middle East. Her work has resulted in greater accessibility to the world wide web for millions of people in parts of the world where technology has previously been for the privileged rather than everyone. Dr Conway has driven the thought leadership for website accessibility for over a decade, both at an academic and research level, as well as through consultancy and the advocacy of best practice in web access. As one of the few long-standing continuous members of the World Wide Web Consortium, she has given a strong and clear voice to the world on the need to maintain web access for all.