ACS, Google, Fujitsu reps among new NSW Government ICT Advisory Panel members

Minister for Finance and Services names six additions, as four are reappointed and five depart

The New South Wales Government ICT Advisory Panel has undergone its annual refresh cycle, introducing six new members to take its total to 10.

The Advisory panel was formed to provide advice to the NSW Government’s ICT Board’s decision making.

Anthony Wong (Australian Computer Society), Paul Cousins (Google), Les Davey (Fujitsu), Lisa Harvey (Energetica), Vijay Varadharajan (Macquarie University), and Marie Johnson (Centre for Digital Business) have each been appointed for a 12-month period which commenced on Tuesday.

The representatives join John Baird (Deutsche Bank), Lee Barnett (AMP), Barbara Reed (Recordkeeping Innovation), and Steve Hodgkinson (Ovum), who have been reappointed for an additional year.

Meanwhile, Jane Treadwell, Ian Oppermann, Philip Cronin, Bob Hayward, and Barry Dietrich have left the board.

ACS’s Wong has also taken the reins as chair of the Panel.

“Wong is a highly qualified ICT professional with significant experience in providing strategic advice to government in ICT, education, standards development, trade and law throughout Asia and Australia,” Minister for Finance and Services, Andrew Constance, said.

“He is a proven performer for Australia’s Digital Economy.”