Yardley is currently chairman of Readify, Alcidion Corporation, GPY&Y Melbourne, Algonquin Investments and the iAwards, and also serves on the boards of Bienalto and the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA). He is also a former member of the Victorian Premier’s Task Force on Communications and Multimedia, The Victorian Government Technology Round Tables and Ministerial Advisory Group for ICT.
NICTA Chairman, Neville Stevens AO, said Russell Yardley was “highly regarded for entrepreneurship and business strategy, and with an extensive knowledge of government.”
He said Yardley brought a wealth of relevant experience as a director, entrepreneur and innovator, and will be a “tremendous asset to the NICTA Board.”
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Theo Theophanous, who is retiring from the Board, for the time and energy he devoted to NICTA during his term.”
Commenting on his appointment, Yardley said: “As an enhancer and enabler of innovation, NICTA – and its outstanding, world class team of ICT scientists – remains hugely important as the makeup of Australia transitions in the age of a global, digital economy.
“With many years invested in Australian innovation, my excitement in joining the NICTA Board lies in articulating the commercial value of ICT research. Bringing together academia, industry and government, and bridging the gap between science and the arts, will ensure that Australia remains at the forefront of global innovation.”