Australian Information Industry Association



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.

The AIIA’s registered office is located at 7-11 Barry Drive, Turner, ACT  2612.

Board, Strategy and Operations

Rob Fitzpatrick

Chief Executive Officer
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


Ben Mason

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

Membership and Partnership

Samantha Vawser

Sam Benecke

Partnership Manager
Samantha is responsible for after new member sales, member renewals and account management for larger members.

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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.


Abigail Pittman

Member Communications

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.

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.

Erin Raine

Erin Raine

iAwards Competition Manager
Erin 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.

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.

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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.

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.


Janette Cadona

Finance Officer


Brad Bai

Support Officer

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.

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.