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
Executive Support Officer
Ben provides high level administrative and organisational support to the CEO, Board and Executive Committee (EXCO) by coordinating meetings, Board meeting preparation, travel arrangements, diary management and stakeholder communication.
Located in NSW

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Membership and Partnership

Maddie Karakaidos

Maddie Karakaidos
Member Relations
Maddie coordinates AIIA member and future member enquiries as well as providing support to the AIIA State Councils and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) by coordinating meetings, preparing agendas and keeping records of monthly meetings. Maddie thrives on pushing innovative ideas forward and encourages all contributions relating but not limited to Health, Finance, and Government issues.
Located in NSW

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Events and iAwards

Alison Shapiera

Alison Shapiera
General Manager, Events
Alison has overall responsibility for all AIIA events that drive Australia’s digital future, including the iAwards. She develops and implements event marketing initiatives benefitting our members, and the wider digital economy while ensuring alignment with AIIA’s overall vision and strategic direction.
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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Jantien te West
Marketing Communications
Jantien works on AIIA’s brand communications and the marketing of the AIIA events and iAwards program.
Located in NSW

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Policy, Advocacy and Government Relations
 
Kishwar Rahman
General Manager, Policy and Advocacy
As GM of Policy and Advocacy at the Australian Information Industry Association, Kishwar works closely with AIIA members to ensure timely engagement with governments on their policy initiatives that impact on the Information Industry sector.
A lawyer by background, Kishwar has worked across various policy, legal and program delivery roles in various Commonwealth agencies including the Department of Immigration, the Department of Finance, the Digital Transformation Agency, the Department of Defence and the Department of Industry.  Since leaving the Australian Public Service, Kishwar has worked at King and Wood Mallesons as a lawyer and as a consultant at KPMG.  Most recently Kishwar set up her own business specialising in complex procurement and digital service delivery.
Kishwar has a Masters in both eLaw and Fine Arts and is committed life long learner.  Outside work Kishwar loves climbing mountains – she has climbed Anapurna in Nepal, the Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and completed Mont Blanc Track and is also a practicing artist.

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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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Damien Lewis
Policy Analyst
Damien supports the broader policy team in a range of areas including outreach and thought-leadership across cyber security, government digitisation and innovation. Damien also aids with submission writing and AIIA's Special Interest Groups relating to policy, security, digital identity, education and environment.
Located in ACT

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Corporate and Finance
 

Holly Devlin

General Manager Finance and Corporate Services
As AIIA's Chief Financial Officer, Holly is responsible for our financial management, compliance, strategic financial planning, and systems.
Located in NSW

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Sinu Varghese

Financial Accountant
Sinu assists the CFO with our compliance and with all legal and regulatory requirements, including state and federal requirements for taxation, accounting, superannuation, and WHS legislation. She also assists with the preparation of our annual financial statements report, and monthly reporting to our Councils and Board. Sinu ensures that we meet the requirements of auditors and government agencies, and helps coordinate information for external auditors.
Located in NSW

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

Brad Bai
Systems Administration 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

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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