The School of Business IT and Logistics School Advisory Committee is made up of the following members:
Major General Peter Haddad, AO - Chair
Peter Haddad served in the Australian Army spanning 38 years and he retired from the Army in January 2005 at the rank of Major General. During the later years of his service he was responsible for all Australian Defence Force logistics operations. He serves as the Victorian Government’s Strategic Adviser on defence industry and is responsible for managing the Victorian Government support to the defence industry sector. He is also the Chair of the Victorian Veterans Council which advises government on matters impacting on the military veteran’s community.
David Doherty, OAM - Deputy Chair
David has twelve years consulting in supply chain and organizational/personal improvement. His first career was in Accounting and Auditing (ANZ Bank, Repco, Borthwicks, General Motors Holden), but the bulk of his career was at CSL Limited (Biopharmaceutical Industry) ending as a General Manager. He is the Past Chair Of LMA; SCLAA; Supply Chain Research Council; and Victorian Industry Round Table (Victorian Supply Chain Excellence Project); Past Director of SMART (Supply Chain) Conferences; Past Board of Governors Institute of Internal Auditors; Chair Canada-Australia Institute; Past Member of Victorian Freight Council, Australian Logistics Council, and GS1 Council; also Past Chair AFL Victoria.
Steven Pereira (Chief Information Officer, GS1 Australia) - Deputy Chair
Steven Pereira has been with GS1 Australia since August 1996. In his current role he is responsible for Business Systems, Tech Services, Knowledge & Standards Development, Project Management Office, Data Quality and Education Relationships. Prior to joining GS1 Australia, Steven occupied various positions with Australia's largest retailer, Coles Myer Ltd for 17 years. During this time, he was involved in distribution centre operations, logistics, distribution systems development, EDI implementation and finance / administration. Steven has been an invited keynote speaker in many international conferences and seminars and he is actively involved in a number of research projects, has published in peer-refereed research papers and co-authored in research reports.
Ingilby Dickson (General Manager Supply Chain and Processing, BlueScope Steel)
Ingilby Dickson is General Manager Supply Chain and Processing for BlueScope Steel. Ingilby joined BlueScope Steel in 2003 as the first external head of the Transport and Logistics function. Ingilby’s functional responsibility is global for both Supply Chain and Logistics including the operations in Australia, NZ, Asia and North America. In July 2007, Ingilby was appointed to the NSW Road Freight Advisory Council. In September 2007 was awarded the Freight Personality of the Year at the Australian Freight and Logistics Industry Awards. Ingilby is also a Board member for the Australian Logistics Council and the Port of Melbourne. Prior to his appointment at BlueScope Steel, Ingilby held senior Supply Chain and Logistics positions with Goodman Fielder, Toll, Mayne Nickless and Hutchison Australia.
Ron Gottschalk (Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM)
Ron is an IBM Senior Technical Staff Member with over 33 years IT experience, gained in a diverse range of industries including Banking, Telecommunications, Transport, Government, and Insurance. Ron has extensive experience in IT Architecture Management, Governance and End to End Enterprise Service Management.
Ron is the IBM Global Technology Services (GTS) Architecture Control Board Chair. In this role Ron is accountable for the Global Solution Architecture Repository adherence of all IBM GTS Global Investment Projects. Ron also represents IBM Asia Pacific (AP) GTS as a member of the IBM Global GTS Design Authority with a focus area of Enterprise Service Management.
Dr Kim Hassal (Logistics Professional and Academic)
Kim is an international consultant specialising in the areas of Freight and Logistics operations and Infrastructure. He has represented Australia at the international levels of OECD and EC in this field. Kim has over 100 publications, major submissions and articles produced over the last 15 years. He is a Director of the Industrial Logistics Institute and formerly Centre Director for Freight and Logistics and Melbourne University Private. Currently he chairs the National Truck Accident Research Centre and the Education and Professional Development Committee for CILTA (Victoria) Kim was formerly Transport Strategy Manager for the Australian Postal Corporation as well as national Transport Economist. He holds a PhD and Masters Degree in Logistics and Freight productivity.
David Jilla (IT Professional and Consultant)
David Jilla is an IT professional with extensive managerial experience across multiple industries, including the past 10 years with Australian Postal Corporation. Currently David has particular responsibility for managing the development of strategy for ICT infrastructure transformation. His prior experience at Australia Post includes managing a range of IT services and IT support for Australia Post IT logistics, cloud services strategy, data centre development and operational management, corporate IT sustainability initiatives, infrastructure, human resources, security, legal and public affairs.
During his career with Australia Post, he was also seconded as an internal consultant to the private company PrintSoft where he fulfilled the role of interim Head of Technology, leading to the development ofsolutions designed to create documents or messages via a variety of media including print, email, fax, Internet, XML, and SMS. Prior to his appointment to Australia Post in 1998, he managed the delivery of all table gaming systems for Crown Casino over a period of four years. David holds a Masters Degree in Business IT from RMIT and diplomas in IT and business administration and marketing from RMIT and the UK respectively. His professional interests include the development of transformational strategies around Data Centre technology and operations, ICT infrastructure, and IT Service Management.
John Ridge, AM
John Ridge AM is the Executive Director of the ACS Foundation, a position he has held since 2005. From its launch in August 2001 until late 2004 he was the Chairman of the Foundation. His career in the ICT profession has covered many industry sectors including manufacturing, mining, and financial services.
He was previously President of the Australian Computer Society in 2000 and 2001, and has held a number of offices in the Society at both the Branch and National levels since first becoming involved in 1992. He was awarded the Order of Australia in 2007 for his contribution to the ICT industry and education.
An initiative of the Australian Computer Society, the professional body for ICT in Australia, the ACS Foundation was established to encourage both private and public sponsorship of ICT education through scholarships and research projects and It has raised in excess of $35 million and awarded over 3,500 scholarships.
John has had a career in the ICT industry for more than 45 years both in Australia and overseas, and in industry sectors such as manufacturing, mining, merchant banking, stock broking, and security. He ran his own company for over 13 years which focused on ICT training and services, and had a customer base which included many NSW government departments.