Steering Committee Members
Chair of the Steering Committee
Executive Director, Government Information Office, Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate, ACT Government
Michael Chisnall, the Chair of the eGovernment Cluster’s Steering Committee, is the Director of the Australian Capital Territory’s Government Information Office. The Office was established in 2011 to drive Whole of Government ICT/IM strategy, e-Government and the use of Web 2.0. Before this, Mick re-designed and led the ACT Government’s shared ICT services organisation for five years, supporting 9 diverse departments on a cost recovery basis.
Prior to joining the ACT government in 2001 he has had an extensive career in private industry as an IT executive and as a consultant. Mick has a degree in Mathematical Physics from Adelaide University and is currently undertaking post graduate work in online sociology and social network analysis at the Australian National University in Canberra.
First Assistant Secretary, Department of Finance
Rosemary Deininger is a First Assistant Secretary in the Commonwealth Department of Finance, responsible for Efficiency, Assurance and Digital Government. Her area is responsible for working with Government and agencies to help transform and modernise the Public Service.
In addition, she has responsibility for Whole of Government ICT Policy, Finance's role in implementing the e-government agenda and various assurance processes (such as Gateway and ICT Two Pass), which support government decision making and help improve the implementation of new programs and projects.
Rosemary has an extensive policy background, having joined Finance in 2005. Prior to that, Rosemary worked in Treasury in various policy roles. She has an Honours degree in economics.
IT Supplier Advocate, Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
Don Easter is an experienced senior executive and company director who has delivered considerable change programs by working in small businesses or in large, complex matrix organisations. Don is particularly strong at setting and executing strategy and operational plans to budget core skill in business process re-engineering. Don has worked both as a line manager and as a strategic advisor for line management.
Don acts as the ICT Advocate for the Australian Government assisting Australian SME's in the supply chain to Government and assisting with export. Don also chairs the Standards Australia ICT Governance and Management Committee.
Don holds a B.Sc (Computing) (Hon.1), UTS Sydney; M.Sc. (Management) MIT Sloan School, Boston and is a Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Chief Technology Officer, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
Randall Brugeaud was appointed as the Chief Technology Officer for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service on 27 May 2013.
Before joining the Service, Randall started his public service career at ATO and later held senior executive positions at ComSuper and Department of Immigration and Citizenship. He also had a solid IT consulting career, as an entrepreneur for 10 years and later with the Boston Consulting Group. In both his public service career and consulting, he focused on deployment of large ICT systems, on cost reduction, governance, sourcing strategy and change management.
Mr Brugeaud holds a Master of Business Administration degree, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Computing and a Bachelor of Education degree. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters and is a keen golfer and cyclist.
CEO and Director, iCognition
Joe is the CEO and a Director of iCognition, a leading information management consulting and implementation company. Established in 2003 iCognition provides trusted advice, strategy development, innovative solutions, implementation and support services to organisations seeking to manage their information as a vital corporate asset. In addition iCognition is the developer of the Diem Enterprise Solutions suite of software for the electronic records and document management market.
Joe began his career at IBM in 1983 and has 30 years experience in the ICT sector with a core focus on information management within the government and defence sectors. Throughout his career Joe has led a number of information management strategies and initiatives including selection on the Federal Government Whole of Government EDRMS Panel. Joe’s career has encompassed government sales and business management including roles as General Manager ACT for Solution 6 and Alphawest.
As CEO, Joe has established iCognition as a leading information management company providing strategies and solutions to government, intelligence and defence sectors.
CollabIT ACT Program Manager, Australian Information Industry Association
Rob is the program manager for CollabIT ACT. CollabIT ACT is an ACT Government-funded program managed by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and run by local industry that helps ACT ICT SME's to grow. CollabIT ACT and the NICTA eGovernment Cluster collaborate closely.
Rob has been employed in the ICT sector for over 30 years. He returned to Canberra in 1990 to establish Compaq Computers and remained in the IT sector until 2005. In that period he held senior positions at Compaq, Digital, Novell and Oracle. Rob subsequently spent a number of years as National Recruiting Operations Manager for Defence Force Recruiting and in the not for profit sector as Chief Operating Officer for the Australian Library and Information Association. Rob joined CollabIT ACT in September 2013.
Deputy Secretary, Service Innovation and Strategy, Office of Finance and Services, NSW Government
William Murphy was appointed as Executive Director, ICT Policy in the NSW Government Department of Finance & Services in July 2011. William has worked in the NSW and Commonwealth public sectors for over 15 years, including in senior regulatory, policy and strategy roles. William is currently charged with the direction and delivery of whole of NSW Government ICT strategy and policy.
Chief Operating Officer, NICTA
Dr Phil Robertson is Chief Operating Officer at NICTA and has over 25 years experience in technology research, development and commercialisation in both the private and public sectors.
Before joining NICTA he was Director of Canon’s Australian R&D subsidiary, CISRA (Canon Information Systems Research Australia). During his 10 years at CISRA the company grew to become one of Australia’s largest multinational R&D subsidiaries (over 300 staff) with its technologies successfully integrated into Canon’s global products. Prior to CISRA, he held research, program and strategy management positions at CSIRO, Australia’s largest scientific and industrial research organisation.
Phil is a member of CSIRO’s Information, Communications and Services Sector Advisory Council, and the Tasmanian ICT Centre Research Investment Advisory Council, and was a member of the Australian Government ICT Advisory Board from 2004-2006. He has contributed too many university, government and industry association committees, advisory boards and judging panels over the years.
Chief Information Officer, Geoscience Australia
Antony Stinziani currently holds the role of Chief Information Officer at Geoscience Australia. Antony is a member of the GA Executive Board and founding member of the Australian Government Science ICT Network.
Antony has worked in ICT for 25 years across numerous government agencies, the most recent being the Department of Finance, CSIRO and Geoscience Australia, and is a member of various ICT and public sector steering committees and boards.
Antony holds a degree in public sector management and ICT.
Managing Partner, C3 Business Solutions
Conrad Bates is a career specialist in information management (IM) and business intelligence (BI) with over 18 years of experience delivering large scale public and private sector solutions in Australia, the US, New Zealand, Taiwan, the Netherlands and China.
As Managing Partner at C3 Business Solutions, which he founded in 2007 with Cameron Wall, Conrad's focus is on examining clients' business models in detail and helping them to get better business outcomes through the application of information-driven systems, approaches and technologies. He has been published on topics as broad as business intelligence ethics and achieving efficiency dividends with IM, through to data-driven agile and information management governance.
Conrad sits on the board of five other Australian companies advising them on business growth and success.