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CEO - Anne Kealley

Anne Kealley joined CAUDIT in February 2014 as Chief Executive Officer.  Prior to this Anne was with The Australian National University (ANU) in a number of roles including Acting Director, Information Services and Associate Director, Service Delivery & Engagement for Information Technology Services. Previously Anne held the dual position of College General Manager, College of Medicine, Biology & Environment and College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences. In this role she designed, managed and implemented shared student administration, research administration, human resources, finance and marketing services and facilitated IT collaboration across the two largest colleges at ANU.

Prior to working at the ANU, Anne held engagement and managerial positions facilitating collaborative research, teaching, library and administration at The University of Western Australia; was with the Western Australian State Government and taught in secondary schools.

Anne brings with her 20 years’ experience in higher education and a wealth of administrative and business experience in addition to qualifications which include a Bachelor of Business (Management, Information Management); Graduate Certificate Oil & Gas Engineering and Diploma of Teaching (Art, Mathematics). She is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and member of the Australian Institute of Management and the Association for Tertiary Education Management. (Anne’s complete educational history can be viewed on her LinkedIn profile.)

Anne is based in NSW.

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Director, Strategic Procurement - Steve Johnston
Steve Johnston

Stephen Johnston joined CAUDIT in 2011, having departed Edith Cowan University after 13 years of service.

At ECU he held a number of senior IT roles including the Manager, IT Infrastructure and Manager, IT Project Governance.  He has had over 15 years’ experience in Higher Education, previously working for both Curtin University and the University of Western Australia.

His Engineering background and understanding of various elements of IT Infrastructure (ranging from laboratory, desktop, server and network support to the provision of voice and video services) provides a technical basis for providing systems, services, applications and equipment able to solve real business issues.

Through the establishment of standards (in technology, services, equipment, staffing and procurement) he has been able to work with staff across ECU and the Higher Education sector to improve outcomes for staff, students and the community.

Stephen has presented a number of conferences on topics including network management, telecommunications, wireless communications, and infrastructure architecture.  He has been involved in more than thirty tenders and subsequent vendor negotiations.  He understands the need for the development of relationships between staff, institutions, vendors and resellers and works hard to ensure that the relationships are a benefit to all involved.

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Computing Systems).  He is a Senior Member of the Australian Computer Society and is recognised by the Society as a Certified Professional.  He is graduate of the 2009 CAUDIT/EDUCAUSE Leadership Institute.

Stephen is based in Perth.

Director Analytics and Strategic Initiatives - Steven Wojnarowski

Prior to joining CAUDIT, Steven Wojnarowski was at Victoria University for over eight years. Commencing as a Senior Planning Officer specialising in advanced statistical analysis, database design and reporting for strategic planning,  Steven was appointed as Manager Business Intelligence, and in his last role was Project Executive BI and headed institutional research and analytics-based projects to expand VU’s understanding of its marketplace performance, student profile and cohort demand.  He also served on key Vice-Chancellor IT and KM and the BI Steering Committees and on the selection panels for the new Student Management System, replacement HR system and the upgrading of the BI system.

On completing an honours degree in Economics/Statistics at the University of Tasmania Steven moved to Canberra as a statistical cadet with the Australian Bureau of Statistics.  He ended his federal public service five years later as a Statistical Legislative Research Specialist in Parliament House Canberra. On returning to Melbourne after two years overseas Steven joined the Roy Morgan Research Centre as Manager of the Australian Sales Research Bureau, then appointed Group Marketing Research Manager at The AGE before forming and joining OZINFO Pty Ltd as a marketing research consultant specialist in census and geodemographic analysis

A member of the Institute of Analytics Professional of Australia since its inception, Steven is also a member of the International Institute for Analytics [USA], Association of Institutional Research [USA], Australian Association of Institutional Research, the American Statistical Association and the USA Higher Education Data Warehousing Forum [HEDW]. Also co-founded the Melbourne Tableau User Group.

Steven is based in Melbourne.

Manager, Engagement & Administration - Cassandra Spencer

Cassandra Spencer is the Manager, Engagement & Administration for CAUDIT. Her role is to ensure financial and administrative compliance for the Association and enabling the provision of open communications between CAUDIT members and in particular, managing CAUDIT's key professional development programs, and supporting the growing number of Communities of Practice.

Cassandra brings to the position sound administrative and financial skills having filled a similar position with the Institute of Foresters of Australia from 2005 - 2012 where she was responsible for the overall management of administration systems and processes and member services. Cassandra has a strong understanding of the elements that are critical to ensuring growth and success of a professional association and that strong customer focus is a key aspect in facilitating this. Cassandra is qualified in financial reporting and administration management.

Cassandra’s role with CAUDIT is diverse and she acts as a central point for communications for CAUDIT members, online content and engagement as well as managing CAUDIT’s central administrative logistics, professional development programs and the CAUDIT Communities of Practice. Cassandra has a keen interest in the IT industry and to delivering the services of CAUDIT to the higher education sector.

Cassandra is based in Canberra

Events and Collaboration Officer - Semir Cerkic

Semir Cerkic is Events Coordinator and Collaboration Support Officer. His role with CAUDIT is to ensure the smooth running of CAUDIT events and to assist in supporting communities of practice.

Semir brings over 13 years of experience working in various administrative roles. Most recently he was Senior Administrative Officer with the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) where he was in charge of administering the Council's Priority Projects Grants Scheme. Prior to that he was Office Manager for a number of government and public companies including Viecore, Australian Dental Association (NSW) Centre for Professional Dental Development and The Northern Sydney General Practice Network (NSDGP). He also has years of customer service experience from working part-time in the hospitality industry.

Semir is qualified in Business Administration and besides being fluent in English he speaks all languages of the former Yugoslavia.  Semir was born in Bosnia and has lived in Australia since 1992. He is married and has one child. He has a keen interest in IT, travel and collecting music memorabilia.

Semir is based in Sydney.

Project Support - Steven Turner

Steven Turner joined CAUDIT in September 2018 and provides valuable support for the CAUDIT Awards Program, website redevelopment and other key initiatives. 

Steven has been working in the events industry for over 15 years, primarily focussing on events and activities in the technology and higher education sectors. During this time, he has gained experience in all areas of event management and has successfully delivered an extensive range of events and conferences from small breakfast gatherings to international events attended by over 1000 delegates. 

Prior to providing Project Support for CAUDIT, Steven was employed by NICTA (and later CSIRO) as part of the team delivering the Digital Careers project. This was a federally funded initiative consisting of a consortium of Government bodies, universities and the IT industry, aimed at increasing both ICT enrolments within universities and growing the pool of home-grown talent for the Australian IT industry. In this role, Steven was responsible for several national marketing activities and managing participation at student career expos across Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Steven has a Degree in Illustration from the Queensland College of Art, and prior to working in the events industry he spent several years working as a practicing visual artist.  Steven has always had an interest in the relationship between technology and the Arts and is keen to explore this further.

Steven is based in Brisbane.

Strategic Initiative Development Manager - Greg Sawyer

Greg Sawyer is seconded to CAUDIT from the University of Sydney in 2019. Greg has over 20 years’ experience in the Higher Education sector between the University of Sydney and UNSW Sydney.

During that time he has held technical roles within Communication Services, desktop and infrastructure before moving into management and director roles within Infrastructure, Security and Project management. This included a secondment as the Faculty IT Manager within Engineering at UNSW. Prior to this he completed 11 years in the Department of Defence - Army focusing on electronics, radio communication and cypher including an operation service in Cambodia with the United Nations. Greg has represented on external advisory boards including the Australian Computer Society Internet of Things (IOT) and Cisco Mobile Technical Advisory Board. He has presented at numerous conferences including the Palo Alto Ignite, Cisco Live and Questnet.

Greg holds a Master of Business Technology (MBT) and graduated from the CAUDIT Leadership Institute in 2018.

Outside of work Greg is involved in local kids sports and trail running.

Greg is based in the Blue Mountains in NSW.