Australian Information Industry Association

  

Executive


The AIIA Executive provides management and operational support for the activities of the Association nationally. The Executive team is geographical distributed with team members located in the ACT, NSW and SA.

Board, Strategy and Operations

Rob Fitzpatrick

Chief Executive Officer

Rob Fitzpatrick 
Rob manages the AIIA team and is responsible to the Board for corporate strategy and planning, compliance and performance management. He regularly liaises with government and AIIA members in support of the AIIA's goals and activities. Read more
Located in NSW

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Ben Mason
CEO Supports Officer
Ben supports the CEO, Board, Executive Committee, Councils and Executive, organising meetings including Board meetings, correspondence and stakeholder communications.
Located in NSW



Membership and Partnership

Samantha Vawser

Sam Benecke
General Manager Membership & Partnerships

Samantha is responsible for stakeholder engagement, recruitment and retention. She creates value by connecting ideas, people and organisations within the AIIA ecosystem.
Located in NSW

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Daniel Austin-Appleton
Partnership and Policy Officer
Dan provides liaison and operational support for AIIA’s Special Interest Groups, assists with policy research and submission writing and provides support for our Social Media campaigns.
Located in NSW

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 Abigail Pittman
Member Communications
Located in ACT 

Events and iAwards

Alison Shapiera

Alison Shapiera
National Events Manager
Alison manages all aspects of the iAwards, including nominee benefits and premier awards. She is also responsible for the delivery of specific iAwards events, including the National Tech Showcase.
Located in NSW

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Nicole Campbell

Nicole Campbell
Events and Projects
Nicole manages our brand, member communications, communications for the iAwards and annual Navigating Summit events, media liaison and social media marketing.
Located in ACT

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Elizabeth Pappalardo
iAwards Competition Manager
Elizabeth manages the competition aspects of the iAwards: nomination support, judge recruitment, and State and Federal panel selection and management for the iAwards. She also provides support for the Chief Judge and Judges Council.
Located in NSW

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Policy, Advocacy and Government Relations

Suzanne Roche

Suzanne Roche
General Manager Government and Policy
Suzanne is our lead for AIIA’s policy and advocacy work. She is the key liaison with government (Federal, State and Territory), directs AIIA’s policy development in accordance with the strategic priorities of the Association, coordinates AIIA’s submission responses and oversees the administration of our Special Interest Groups.
Located in ACT

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Kim Hicks
Senior Manager, Policy
Kim is responsible for AIIA’s policy development, government relations and media support. She leads submission writing, is focused on a wide range of policy and regulatory issues relevant to the sector, including, privacy and security, innovation, skills, IoT, government digitalisation, sustainability and more.
Located in ACT

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Corporate and Finance

Lou Malfone
Chief Financial Officer
A commercially driven personable senior finance and business executive with over 25 years’ experience successfully managing demanding internal and external stakeholders, advising on business growth strategies and delivering commercially critical financial services to multifaceted businesses, including, multi-site operations with a proven track record of delivery and achievement.
The roles Lou has performed required providing financial, business, strategic advice and analysis to diverse boards, senior management teams and branch managers, in many industries including large complex commercial organisations, growth businesses with multiple sites and community based organisations.
Located in ACT

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Janette Cadona
Finance Officer
Janette is responsible for the day-to-day financial management of the association’s financial resources.
Located in ACT

Brad Bai
Systems Admin Officer
Brad provides AIIA with IT technical support. He monitor and maintain the computer systems and networks of an organisation. He installs and configures computer systems, diagnose hardware and software faults and solve technical and applications problems, either over the phone or in person.
Located in ACT

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Other programs

Rob Miller

Rob Miller
CollabIT ACT Program Manager
Rob manages the AIIA's CollabIT ACT program, including regular events, liaison with the ACT and Federal Government and connecting ACT SMEs with multinational companies.
Located in ACT

Steven Travers
Executive Manager IoT Cluster - Mining and Energy Resources
Steven manages the IoT Cluster for Mining & Energy Resources. He is responsible for the cluster's program, development and membership.
Located in SA

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