In a statement, AIIA chairman John Paitaridis said: “Our invigorated AIIA national board and our state councils embody the diversity of the Australian digital economy, including large Australian companies, multinationals and small and medium sized businesses."
The new board members are: Megan James (chief executive, Australian Data Centres); David La Rose (managing director, IBM Australia & NZ); Sharryn Napier (vice-president and regional director Australia & NZ, Qlik); Angela Fox (managing director, Dell Australia & NZ); John Ieraci (chief customer officer, Telstra Enterprise); and Matt Codrington (managing director, Lenovo Australia & NZ).
Returning is Rob Hillard (chief strategy and innovation officer, Deloitte) as board deputy chair.
Directors have three-year terms and are responsible for setting the organisation's strategic direction and working with management to develop the National Business Plan and oversee operational excellence.
Said Paitaridis: “I am delighted with the composition of the new AIIA board. The members are all recognised leaders in the Australian technology industry, bringing together a vast range of skills, industry insights and experiences to support and inspire the AIIA to realise its vision of growing Australia’s social and economic prosperity through technology innovation.
“Our board aspires to improve advocacy and shape policy for the Australian ICT sector, generate new business opportunities, increase collaboration with other members, and build professional standing."
The state chairs for 2019 are:
- Deirdre Diamante, VIC – M.I.A. Consulting Services
- Greg Boorer, ACT – Canberra Data Centres
- Sharon Brown, WA – Sharon Brown & Associates
- Mark Nicholls, QLD – Information Professionals
- Matt Wynn-Jones, NSW – Counterparts Technology
- Tim Chopping, SA – SRA Information Technology