Australian Information Industry Association
Meet the AIIA Executive Team
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 VIC.
Board, Strategy and Operations
Chief Executive Officer
Most notably, Ron has also held significant roles outside the industry, including Interim positions as CEO at Fed Square, Melbourne Storm, and Melbourne Polytechnic (Formerly NMIT). As CEO & MD of the Melbourne Storm, Ron navigated the club to success post the Salary Cap scandal that rocked the sporting world. Despite not having any direct experience in rugby league, he oversaw the restoration of the Storm to what was at that time its most successful level since its inception in 1998 and the club is now an NRL powerhouse. Ron also built and implemented a recovery strategy for the financially challenged Melbourne Polytechnic. Today the institute is recognised as one of the leaders in dual sector education in Australia. Ron has also held senior positions in some of the largest multinational and domestic technology organisations.
Ron is a Graduate of the AICD and has extensive Board experience across a variety of different industries. He is a former Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, a former member of the International CEO Forum and held a position on the Board of Governors for the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM).
Ron is married with five children and six grandchildren. He has a long history of active involvement in sport and music which includes being a member of the executive covers band Big Kahuna.
Membership and Partnership
Annette is located in our NSW office.
Events and iAwards
Jantien te West
Policy, Advocacy and Government Relations
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.
Located in the ACT
Corporate and Finance
Located in NSW