ACS, (Australian Computer Society) has kicked off a series of in-person consultations for its Constitutional Reforms, which are part of planned governance reforms. 

The sessions, being run initially through video chat, include an overview of the reforms being considered, followed by focus group discussions where members will have an opportunity to discuss and provide input on proposed changes.

Announced earlier this year, the consultation process is seeking feedback from members, first to establish principles and then to drill down into more specifics on the provisions and goals to be included in the ACS constitution.

Members who would like to contribute to the discussion can go to and download a copy of the discussion paper, as well as submit responses.

“We’re looking at ways we can make ACS more adaptable, while still retaining healthy member oversight,” ACS President Ian Oppermann said about the reform process.

“This is a long-term project, and one that will decide on the shape of ACS management for the future. We’re going to take our time and get this right.”

ACS has also been seeking expressions of interest to joins its advisory boards and committees for 2022.

As the professional association for Australia’s ICT sector, ACS has three high-level Advisory Boards: Membership, Profession and Technical, along with providing members to various National and International Committees and Working Groups.

ACS has been seeking expressions of interest from motivated, qualified individuals to sit as representatives on the following bodies.

  • IFIP (International Federation of Information Processing)
  • ACS Membership Advisory Board – National Diversity and Inclusion Council
  • ACS Profession Advisory Board and Committees
  • Standards Australia