National Archives of Australia
Assistant Director-General Information & Technology & Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Anne Lyons has been a member of the National Archives of Australia senior executive since 2004, managing public access & programs, government services, information policy & assurance and ICT functions including the Archives Digital Continuity 2020 policy requiring comprehensive information management in all government business systems by 2020.
Under Anne’s leadership the Archives moved its primary service delivery to the web in 2005, dramatically increasing the public’s use of records online, and since July 2013 she has managed the Archives’ role in leading the Commonwealth’s National Digital Transition policy.
Before coming to the Archives Anne was a senior executive with the Australian Federal Police, managing marketing and communications, and spent the previous 20 years working in the media, communications and marketing fields in both the public and private sector.
Australian National Audit Office
Josh Pearse is the former Agency Records Manager at the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO), a position he held for 3 years. During this time he assisted the Agency in transitioning away from reliance on paper records and processes and helped the Agency meet its Future Ready goals. A large part of this strategy was to formulate and implement Information Governance practices to address the exponential increase in data volume and size of information collected as part of the ANAO’s core business.
Josh holds Bachelor’s degrees in Analytical Philosophy and Asian Studies, and is completing an Advanced Diploma of Records and Information Management.
Ranked 8th of Check-up Digital
Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Allan has over 26 years of experience in managing records and information, primarily in Commonwealth government and international jurisprudence environments, including at the National Archives of Australia, Attorney-General’s Department (Federal), National Health and Medical Research Council, United Nations, International Criminal Court and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Roles undertaken by Allan include: development or review of records management/record keeping strategies, policies, standards, business rules and communications plans; training program development and delivery; EDRMS implementation and administration; project management; business and systems analysis; record keeping requirements identification; records management compliance and efficiency audits, health checks and gap analyses; and developing information governance frameworks.
Ranked 5th of Check-up Digital
Department of Defence
Department of Industry, Innovation & Science
Rebecca Lee is an experienced senior leader with over 15 years’ experience in delivering technology enabled change. Rebecca has established and implemented multiple, transformational change programmes for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science as well has in her previous employment at a medical scientific laboratory.
Most recently Rebecca led the transformation of the department’s digital documents management from paper based and traditional EDRMS record keeping to an information governance approach with record keeping that is invisible to the end user.
National Museum of Australia
Mike Webb is the Chief Information Officer at the National Museum of Australia. He is responsible for IT strategy, operations, processes and information management including services to other agencies under the Cultural and Corporate Services Centre. The Museum’s IT team provide support for exhibition and gallery technology, delivery of IT infrastructure and services, information security systems and compliance, administrative systems, and client support services.
Ranked 6th on Check-up Digital
Australian Institute of Marine Science
I was born in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the UK and I have been a librarian for 22 years. I began my career as a loose-leaf updater on a part time basis in a law firm and then moved to various librarian positions at different law firms In Newcastle and Birmingham. In 2009 I came to Australia, living in South Australia and I worked in a small law firm setting up a library from scratch and as a part time training consultant for a global publishers. Following on from this I was the Senior Librarian for the Courts Administration Authority in Adelaide. In December 2013 I relocated to Townsville, as I was offered a new position as Library & Information Services Coordinator at the Australian Institute of Marine Science. My role is to manage; the Library, Registry, Electronic Document Management System and the Research Data Security Project. I became an Australian Citizen in February this year.
Ranked 2nd of Check-Up Digital
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 undertook deep crustal studies using the explosive seismic source methodology. He continued with the Australian Geological Survey Organisation (AGSO) and Geoscience Australia (GA). In 2000, Andrew moved into the Earthquake and Nuclear Monitoring group as a Geophysicist and Duty Seismologist. In 2004 he undertook the role of GA Laboratory Manager until 2008. In 2011 Andrew Owen was asked to undertake the role of the GA Repository Manager. In this role he has overseen transformational change in the Repository with Geoscience Australia contracted as the data and asset manager for the National Offshore Petroleum Title Administrator (NOPTA). He has leadership and responsibility for the various “NOPs” such as the National Offshore Petroleum Data & Core Repository (NOPDCR), National Offshore Petroleum Data Integration Project (NOPDIP) and the National Offshore Petroleum Information Management System (NOPIMS).
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.
Federal Court of Australia
Craig Reilly is the Chief information Officer for the Federal Court of Australia. Craig joined the Federal Court of Australia in 2013 leading IT through a transformation program which included supporting the implementation of the national and internationally award winning electronic court file project. He modernised the Court’s technology infrastructures and architectures while implementing a more client centric IT support model. Since 1 July 2016 with the merge of the corporate service functions of the Commonwealth courts, he now delivers high-quality IT support and expert strategic advice to the Federal, Family and Federal Circuit Courts of Australia.
Prior to joining the Court, Craig spent seven years as a partner in a boutique IT consulting firm, with a focus on business-IT alignment and improvement. His consulting industry experience includes media, financial services, utilities, and government. With over 20 years’ technology management experience, Craig has previously held a number of senior leadership positions in the ICT industry spanning sales and marketing, network engineering, and program management.
Craig holds a BSc in Computer Science and BEng in Electrical Engineering from Sydney University and an MBA from Deakin University.
The National Archives of Australia
Monique has advised local, state and federal governments and private enterprise about better practice information and records management for more than 20 years. She was part of the team that developed the Archives’ whole of government Digital Continuity 2020 Policy and the Archives’ performance measurement tool Check-up Digital and is currently working on government information management policy and standards.
Rachael Greaves is a records and information manager and business architect with ten years’ experience in Federal government. She is the Principal – Business of STLP Consulting, and designed the Castlepoint records management product.
Rachael has consulted on large scale EDRMS and information management projects at the Department of Defence, Department of Finance, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Australian Taxation Office, Attorney-General’s Department, ACT Government and many other complex integrated environments, and developed Castlepoint in response to the recurring tension seen in government between compliance, usability, sustainability and cost.
Rachael is a Certified Information Professional (CIP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and is certified in project management, change management, and SharePoint records management.
Gavin McKay is a systems architect with twenty-five years’ experience in Federal government. He is the Principal – Technology of STLP Consulting, and created the Castlepoint records management product.
Gavin has architected and built key information and records management systems for the Department of Defence, Department of Finance, Airservices Australia, the Australian Taxation Office, Attorney-General’s Department, ACT Government and other government and commercial clients here and overseas.
Gavin is a Certified Information Professional (CIP), and is certified in project management, change management, and Microsoft technology (MCTS and MCP).