New MAV Technology Committee announced

In preparation for a change of leadership at the MAV, the MAV Technology Executive Committee resolved to expand in number and skill base, to increase its capability to support the digital transformation of local government in Victoria. Following a call for nominations last month, new committee members were appointed on 7 June 2018.  The expanded committee includes representation from every region of Victoria; a balance of metropolitan, rural and regional councils; and a greater breadth of skills, expertise and experience.


The MAVT Executive Committee members are:

South Gippsland Shire Council – Vanessa Adams, Manager Innovation and Council Business

City of Port Phillip – Rod Apostol, Business Technology Manager

City of Yarra – Margherita Barbante, Manager Information Services

City of Manningham – David Bellchambers, Manager Information Technology

Southern Grampians Shire Council – Russell Bennett, Manager Business Systems

Campaspe Shire Council – Daniel Butel, Business Integration Manager

City of Melbourne – Colin Fairweather, Chief Information Officer

Rural City of Wangaratta – Suzanne Fisher, Manager – Customer & Information Services

Mildura Rural City Council – Paul Kealley, Information Systems Coordinator

Surf Coast Shire Council – Neil McQuinn, IT Manager

City of Boroondara – Gerardine O’Sullivan, Principal Digital Strategist

Casey City Council – Ashley Pratt, A/Manager Information Technology

Moonee Valley City Council – Robert Raiskums, Chief Information Officer

Ballarat City Council – Justine Resta, Transformation Lead

Golden Plains Shire Council – Carolynne Roberts, IS Administrator

Greater Bendigo City Council – Michael Smyth, Manager Information Management

Glen Eira City Council – John Staines, Chief Information Officer

City of Greater Geelong – Matthew Szymczak, Digital and Data Lead

Wyndham City Council – Jane Tyzack, Manager Community First & Digital Mobilisation | City Life

Yarra Ranges Shire Council – Hyma Valpala, Digital and Data Lead

Hobsons Bay City Council – Roger Verwey, Manager Information Services

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council – Marnie Williams, Executive Manager Human Resources

City of Moreland / City of Whittlesea – Hans Wolf, Chief Information Officer

Latrobe City Council – Christine Wright, Manager Information Services

MAV Technology – Lisa Bennetto, Executive Officer.

This expanded group will also require some governance adjustments to ensure effective decision making is retained with the larger group. The current favoured option is to form sub-committees of 6-8 people to progress key priority areas, with the full committee meeting once a quarter. Options were discussed at the first meeting of the expanded Committee, in early July and will be concluded at the next meeting, in August.

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