Our advisory board maintains a strong connection with industry, government and the community

The School of ICT Industry Advisory Board shall serve as a channel for external input to the School, which would help enhance its academic activities. The deliberations of the Industry Advisory Board shall be centred on issues which assist to ensure the School continuously improves its performance in all areas of activities:  teaching, research community service.

  • Help further strengthen the links between the School and industry and the profession.
  • Advise the School on possible new trends in all practical and societal aspects of the profession.
  • Assist in the review process and new initiatives of the School.
  • Help benchmark the School's activities and performance.

Scott Gosling

Scott Gosling is Data#3’s National Microsoft Practice Manager.  He is responsible for the overall Microsoft business relationship, owning the joint strategy between Data#3 and Microsoft.  This encompasses joint business planning with Microsoft and development of strategic initiatives that are executed between our organisations. Scott sits on Microsoft's global Azure & Infrastructure Partner Advisory Council.  He travels to Seattle twice a year to provide input to product roadmap and marketing strategy with Microsoft's leadership team on products such as Azure and Windows Server.

Scott is graduate of Griffith University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business (Computing), and also holds a Diploma in Management.  He is also an Adjunct Industry Fellow, an honorary title awarded by Griffith University.  He Chairs the Industry Advisory Board for the School of ICT at Griffith University, providing industry insight and input to the structure of ICT programs to the University.  He also mentors students from Griffith University to support their transition into industry.

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Nick Brant

Nick is a senior technology executive with a successful career in large, diverse, customer-focused organisations.  He has significant technology and leadership experience, and his work includes the successful implementation of numerous Award-winning innovation initiatives and corporate technology transformation programs.

Nick is currently a Strategic IT and Cyber Consultant, and has previously been the Chief Information Officer at BDO, Brisbane City Council and the GHD Group.  He was also General Manager IT at Virgin Blue Airlines for five years, during which time the airline achieved numerous technical and innovation successes.

He has co-founded several start-ups, and has also held senior positions in a number of technology vendors, including Oracle, Mincom, and Indus International.

Nick is currently a member of the Industry Advisory Board for the School of ICT at Griffith University, and is a member of the Branch Executive Committee of the Queensland Branch of the Australian Computer Society.

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Megan Cappelleri

Megan Cappelleri is a practiced information management and digital transformation professional, with over two decades of experience across the government, private and utilities sectors.  Megan is the Manager of the Enterprise Information Management Practice at Datacom and engages with customers across Australia and New Zealand to help solve information management challenges.

Megan is an engaging speaker who has spoken both domestically and internationally to share her experience and has won numerous awards and accolades including, Women in Technology finalist 2016, Enterprise Information Management Champion 2014 and most recently the Records and Information Management Professionals Association of Australasia Most Outstanding Individual, recognising her work in mentoring others.

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Damon Fealy

Damon Fealy is an experienced technology consultant & business executive, business starter, digitally literate executive / non-executive director. Core strengths encompass unlocking how platforms and technology in organisations can be leveraged to achieve return, advantage, efficiency and outcomes. Other skills align more to startup, capital raising, build / growth / scale / commercialisation stage business challenges, and can be applied equally to turnaround and recovery challenges.

Damon has created and helped others start, build and exit businesses, including his own, and enjoys working with NFP's and other organisations such as Griffith University, Camp Quality, Queensland Ballet and the AICC to unlock growth from a Board and strategic perspective.

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Simon Hartfiel

Simon has 20 years Executive and Senior Management CIO experience – shaping corporate ICT landscapes into productive business outcome focused divisions of the organisation. With wide industry experience, both in Australia and overseas, working for Private Blue Chip organisations, Large Not for Profits, and Public Sector.

Developing strategies and enterprise architectures focused on business outcomes Simon has delivered tangible outcomes that improve profitability and commercial success.

Simon enjoys the challenge of building a shared sense of purpose and direction within the business by explaining the vision-why it has been developed and how elements of the strategy fit together.

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Martin Holzworth

Martin Holzworth is an industry executive with over 30 years’ experience in IT across the globe, having assisted clients in over 25 countries. In that time, he has assisted organisations implement significant change programs in technology and innovation.

With specialities in Cyber Security, Digital, Data and Architecture, he brings to Griffith his insights that are based on real-world experiences gained from some of the largest and most prestigious global firms including EY, Super Retail Group, Fujitsu and EDS.  Mr Holzworth is a proud graduate from Griffith.

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Peter Johnson

Peter holds a Bachelor of Information Technology degree and is an experienced ICT executive with more than 20 years within the IT industry.  He has been a member of the Griffith University Industry Advisory Board for the last decade.  He has held various leadership, sales, delivery and strategic technology positions in various businesses and within a number of industry sectors.  These include both the public and private sector.  His expertise is within consulting, software development and sales engagement, importantly he drives technology solutions to organisations to create a more sustainable world we live in.  He is located in Brisbane Australia.  Peter founded several ICT start-ups and has successful sold one of these business to a US Nasdaq listed entity in 2007. He supports and promotes the IT industry as a key note speaker at various summits and conferences and over the past 12 years has donated his time to mentor students.

Peter is the past Chair of Griffith University’s IAB for the School of ICT at and former IAB member at the University of Queensland.

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John Robertson

John is an IT-Security professional with over 20-years experience across most IT-industry roles -- from Software Engineer to CTO. He is motivated to drive success, influence and innovate, and has successfully filed a number of patents with the US Patent Office.

John is a Griffith University alumnus having received two undergraduate degrees, and post-graduate qualifications from Griffith University. He is currently a Griffith University Adjunct Industry Fellow and as a past Chair, has been a member of its School of ICT's Industry Advisory Board since 2006. As a leader in the wider IT-community he has contributed in several capacities such as mentoring and leading Griffith University students whilst undertaking workplace placements, delivering guest lectures, participating in student forums, and has sat on the Australian Computer Society's University Accreditation Panel.

In his role as a Senior Software Engineer, John applies his technical expertise to developing highly secure, Enterprise-grade software-solutions using contemporary Agile DevOps SDLC methodologies across a wide range of full-stack frameworks and platforms deployed on both Cloud and on-premise infrastructures. He is currently engaged as a senior member of a high-performance team where he architects and delivers cutting-edge applications that manage and monitor physical access controls, and that identify and report on an organisation's Cybersecurity posture.

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Barry Seager

Barry Seager began his career as a graduate engineer in research and development for radar systems for land and sea-based systems concentrating on digital signal processing. He followed this with five years in the telecommunications industry in Brisbane project managing development of new or upgraded telecommunication products for the international market. Over the last eighteen years Barry has been with Raytheon Australia in the defence industry focussing on aerospace systems and related processes and regulations.

His current role is multifaceted, mostly as the Engineering Manager Sustainment focussing on asset management and support of in-service systems overseeing a team of engineering managers for multiple contracts.

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Ben Ward

Ben is a proven and accomplished industry leader with more than 18 years’ diverse senior executive experience across FMCG, retail, healthcare, manufacturing, regulation and pharmaceutical industries within public companies, private sector, government and non-profit organisations.

Over the past 4 years, experience has been in FMCG/retail and Government environments in the capacity of both COO and CIO. Ben is currently the CIO for ASX listed company Retail Food Group, a multi-national food and beverage business with more than 2000 retail stores across 70+ countries.

Ben specialises in “results driven” business transformation as has been recognised as being at the forefront of the industry by various independent publications including Gartner, Business Review Australia and CIO Magazine.

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Nina Du Thaler

Nina Du Thaler has worked in the ICT industry for over 25+ years. Most recently, she managed the information, technology and shared services operations of a large NFP in the healthcare and community services sector. She played a critical role in establishing and delivering against a strategic roadmap to transform the digital and technology services to support the growth aspirations for this business.

She has held senior executive roles across a range of industries including healthcare, community services, emergency services, utilities, higher education, and State and Local Government. Nina is a non-executive director on the Industry Advisory Board for the School of Information and Communication Technology at Griffith University.

Nina has been named in the CIO50 – the top 50 CIOs in Australia and her team were named finalists in the Healthcare category of the ITNews Benchmark awards. Previously, Nina was awarded ‘CIO of the Year Utilities and Media’ at the ITNews Benchmark Awards.

Nina has a Master of Business Administration from QUT and a Bachelor of Informatics from Griffith University. She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

She is passionate about teaching children about cyber safety and mentoring young professionals to reach their full potential. During her downtime Nina has written and published five children’s books as well as being invited to regularly speak at industry forums.

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Trevor Turnbull

A leader in the IT industry with extensive and varied business and community experience across a diverse range of sectors. Commitment to and passion for the role of IT in business and community manifests in Directorship of Imagatec, long term membership of Industry Advisory Boards, guest lecturing at Griffith University, and IT responsibility for the children’s charity Aspirations 4 Kids.

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