Roger Clarke is an experienced Company Director, Secretary and Chair.

He has also performed service as a Board Member and Chair of a number of incorporated associations of a professional, industry and public interest nature.

Areas in which he is particularly capable of contributions at Board level include the following:

Company Directorships

Internet Society, Australia (ISOC-AU) – Director, 2010-15, 2017-20, Company Secretary 2012-15, 2017-20
This Sydney-based company is the country's primary representative and advocacy organisation for Internet users, and is constituted as a company limited by guarantee

PSARN International Ltd – Advisory Board Member, 2011-13
This is a Canberra-based company active in security, software products and risk management

AESharenet Limited – Foundation Chair 2000-2006
This was a 'Ministerial company', limited by guarantee. Because its Members comprised the Commonwealth and the eight States and Territories, it operated in the challenging context of 'collaborative federalism'. The role involved the establishment and development of a corporation in the '' space, providing copyright and catalogue services to the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector

Electronic Trading Concepts Pty Ltd (ETC) – Director 1998-2000
This was a very successful eBusiness consultancy. From its inception in 1991 I played an advisory role. This was formalised into a Directorship during a period of rapid expansion, which was followed by preparation for and successful completion of divestment to a listed company

Conegliano Superannuation Fund – Trustee 1996-
This is a 2-person self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF), for which Xamax is the Trustee

Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd – Director 1982-
This is the vehicle for Roger Clarke's consultancy work, including collaborations with strategic partners and associates, variously as prime contractor and as co-consultant

Tigh na Bruaich Pty Ltd – Foundation Director 1974-77
This Sydney-based company was formed to acquire land, and build and operate a ski lodge in Jindabyne NSW. The company is now in its fifth decade of successful operation.

Qualifications and Awards

BComm (Hons I in Accountancy) – UNSW 1967-72

MComm (Hons in Information Systems and Accountancy) – UNSW 1972-75

Fellow of the Australian Computer Society (FACS) – since 1986

PhD in Information Systems – ANU 1997

Fellow of the international Association for Information Systems (FAIS) – since 2012

Visiting Professorships in Wirtschaftsinformatik with the Universities of Bern (Switzerland) and Linz (Austria), in Engineering at the University of Hong Kong, and currently in the Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation in UNSW Law and in Computer Science at the ANU

Australian Privacy Medal – 2009

Association Board Memberships

Australian Computer Society (ACS):

Australian Privacy Foundation (APF) – Foundation Board Member 1987-, Treasurer 2002-05, Chair 2006-14, Vice-Chair 2017, Secretary-Treasurer 2019-
This is the country's primary public interest association in the area of privacy. The Chairmanship followed on from continuous Board Membership since the organisation's foundation in the cauldron of the 'Australia Card' campaign in 1987

Privacy International, Member, Advisory Board, 2001-12
This is the international peak body for privacy advocacy organisations

UNSW Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre (CLPC)Management Board Member 2003-12, Chair 2007-12
This was a substantial and successful decade-long Research Centre within the UNSW Faculty of Law

Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) – Board Member 2001-2005
This is the country's primary public interest association in the area of consumer rights and freedoms in the on-line world

A.C.T. On-Line Services Advisory Group – Committee Member 1997-99, Chair 1998-99
This body provided advice to the Chief Minister and Attorney-General in relation to the exploitation of the Internet and other information infrastructure by a city that boasts the world's best-educated and best-remunerated demographic

Victorian Data Protection Advisory Council – Member 1995-97
At the invitation of the Minister for Multi-Media, this Council drafted the Bill which (following a change of Government) became the Information Privacy Act 2000

Association for Information Systems (AIS) – Foundation Councillor 1995-96
This is the international association of information systems researchers. In 2008-09, member of a 3-person Task Group appointed by the President to review and substantially revise the AIS Code of Research Conduct, and prepare a comprehensive Privacy Policy Statement

Australian Privacy Charter Council (APCC) – Council Member 1992-94
This Council of 25 invited members with backgrounds in law, business, auditing, information technology, security, privacy, media and politics negotiated and published the Australian Privacy Charter in December 1994

Australian Information Technology Council (AITC) – Board Member 1989-92
This was a peak body of information technology industry and professional associations

Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies (FASTS) – Board Member 1988-90
This is the peak body of professional associations representing the interests of scientists and technologists

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