Australian Tax Office
Tasman is an Information Manager at the Australian Taxation Office. He leads a team of professionals writing internal policy and providing specialist advice to the ATO’s business areas, helping them use the ATO’s information principles to administer Australia’s tax and superannuation system.
Tasman is a Certified Information Professional with an MBA, BA (Political Science & History), Cert IV Small Business Management, and an employment history across the private, political, and public sectors. Since joining the ATO he has worked across the information services teams, including Records Management, the ATO Library, and the Information Management team. Tasman is interested in helping organisations align their information assets and corporate knowledge with their broader strategic goals.
NSW Department of Justice
The Open Government, Information and Privacy functional group is led by Director, Jodie Cobbin. Jodie Cobbin was appointed as the Director, Open Government, Information and Privacy in September 2016. Jodie is also a former NSW Police Force superintendent and served as a sworn police officer for over 28 years and as a police prosecutor for 17 years. She holds a Diploma of Law, a Graduate Certificate in Applied Management and Graduate Diploma in Applied Leadership.
Sheryl is a senior information management professional with a background in delivering Information Governance to organisations in both the private and government sectors. In 2010, the project she led was awarded the J Eddis Linton Award for excellence and innovation in records management (a RIMPA award). A further program Sheryl led was a finalist for the same award in 2014. She currently works across the NSW government and business sectors.
Sheryl holds qualifications in librarianship and records management, plus recently completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Her MBA thesis was on the journey from records management to information governance for organisations. In addition to regular conference presentations, for five years Sheryl was also a lecturer at RMIT University in records management and archives administration including creation of the online course for this program.
South Australian Government Financing Authority
Dr Rosemary Van Der Meer is a Knowledge Strategist and Project Manager who freelances in the Tertiary Education and Government sectors.Rosemary specialises in government/industry knowledge collaboration, technology methods in knowledge management, and project management. Rosemary has applied her skills in the tertiary education and private sector over the past 20 years within Australia, The Netherlands and China.
Western NSW Local Health District
National Health & Medical Research Council
Tony Krizan is Executive Director Corporate Operations & Information, CFO and CIO of the National Health and Research Council (NHMRC).
He has experience across a number of industries, featuring 27 years in the public sector across a broad range of policy, program and corporate roles in the Finance, Employment, Education & Training, Health & Ageing portfolios.
NSW Department of Education
Rob is a business professional with extensive experience in Digital Learning, Learning and Human Performance and Knowledge/Information Management. Rob Wilkins brings his unique perspective as a practitioner, a learner and researcher in corporate learning and knowledge management. His experience has been gained over the last 25 years and he has worked in Government, Financial Services and Professional Services industries in that time. His professional ethos has been built on a strong practitioner focus and contemporary leadership approach with an active involvement in the “doing”, to inform his learning landscape.
With graduate qualifications in adult learning, information management and design, e-learning, business management and a Masters in knowledge management and information management, Rob’s personal journey has been one of intrigue and specialty.
University of Adelaide
David is the Principal of Knowledge Perspectives. After practising as a Chartered Accountant for 14 years, he spent 12 years in senior management positions in the financial services industry.
He currently teaches in Adelaide University’s MBA program in Adelaide and Singapore, conducting courses in knowledge management, leadership and negotiation. He is a frequent facilitator in Executive Education programs at that University.
David holds an MBA from the University of Adelaide. His primary past research there examined the relationship between intra-organisational collaboration and the social network structures that are formed as a result and interfirm alliances.
Other research interests lie in understanding the supply and knowledge chains or networks in large scale engineering, value systems based negotiation, collaborative intelligence, knowledge management effects of complexity, digital disruption and knowledge and value networks for the provision of complex services.
Murray Darling Basin Authority
Carla Tadich has worked in a variety of research and knowledge management roles within science based organisations. Currently with the Murray Darling Basin Authority, Carla is leading the development of a knowledge strategy to inform the organisations approach to knowledge acquisition. After graduating a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne in 2001, Carla worked in science education and communication roles for a number of organisations, including teaching within Australia and overseas. These roles led to nearly ten years working in program management for an agricultural focussed Cooperative Research Centre coordinating research between government, universities and industry.
NSW Department of Planning & Environment
Selwyn is responsible for developing a knowledge management framework, setting up a knowledge repository and facilitating knowledge capture/ transfer for an on-going major organisational restructuring program for a branch in the NSW Government’s Department of Industry.
Seven West Media
Matthew has worked in the knowledge management field for 20 years. Over this time period, he has developed knowledge management strategies, implemented content management systems and facilitated communities, developed classroom and eLearning programs, developed and written marketing programs for corporations, government agencies and not for profits. Matthew has worked with systems such as Sharepoint, Yammer, Jive, Confluence and Lotus Notes.
Andrew Owen graduated from Macquarie University in 1984, with a Bachelor of Science in Geophysics and Geology. Following various stints in the petroleum and mineral exploration industry, he joined the Bureau of Mineral Resources (BMR) in 1991. He continued with the Australian Geological Survey Organisation (AGSO) and Geoscience Australia (GA). In 2011 he undertook the role of GA Repository Manager, where he has overseen transformational change.
Maranoa Regional Council
Lorelle’s passion for managing information began while she was working in Document Control on a variety of construction projects for Bechtel, John Holland and Alstom Power. She then went on to wok as a Senior Advisor Information Management for Rio Tinto and is now in Local Government for Maranoa Regional Council, spanning eighteen years in total. Lorelle is committed to inspiring others in Information and Knowledge management governance, developing system administration, proactively supporting and promoting effective strategies through Vision, Values and Goals. She aims to develop organisational Culture through a greater understanding and awareness of Information management within any industry.
Country Fire Authority Victoria
Stuart is Program Manager, Knowledge Management for the Victorian Country Fire Authority.
Stuart’s focus is on building and managing expertise in organisations and the business systems they use. He has worked in Oil & Gas, Water and Sewer, Finance and Transport industries.
With a Master’s degree in Knowledge Management and many years in high-tech, high change environments, Stuart applies KM principles to digital transformation projects to help companies maintain their ability to communicate and innovate as they grow in size and structure.