Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for Australia’s ICT industry, the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has elected Angela Fox as Chair of the National Board.
Angela succeeds Rob Hillard, Chair of the AIIA National Board for the last three years, who oversaw the organisation through turbulent times. The increase in the membership of the AIIA has been one of the highlights of Rob’s period as Chair as the AIIA delivered strong growth.
Angela has a depth of experience and understanding of the local technology ecosystem drawing on her engagement as the Managing Director of Dell Technologies across Australia and New Zealand.
In addition, Angela also brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise, as well as a commitment, to championing diversity and inclusion within the Australian technology sector, a key priority for the AIIA. She has been instrumental in the ongoing sponsorship of Dell’s external Women in IT Executive Mentoring (WITEM) program locally and is also Global Executive Co-Chair of Dell’s Women in Action (WIA) employee resource group.
Commenting on her new role as the AIIA Chairperson, Angela Fox said: “It is a great privilege to become the new Chair of an organisation with such a proud history. I welcome the opportunity to build on the achievements of my predecessors as I work with the National Board, State Councils and AIIA leadership as we continue to advocate for Australia’s ICT sector.”
“Thanks to our past Chair, Rob Hillard for his tireless work, particularly through the pandemic. Rob worked closely with the leadership team and steps back with the organisation in a strong position. I welcome Rob’s ongoing contribution to the AIIA, as he continues as a member of the National Board.”
Past Chair Rob Hillard said: “It’s been a pleasure to be Chair the past few years, working closely with the National Board and State Boards to deliver great representation for our members. We have worked closely with both sides of government, at Federal and State level, and have seen some great opportunities arise for our members from this. I’m glad to continue on the Board, working closely with Angela to support the ongoing activities of the AIIA.”
“We are seeing great growth in the Australian ICT landscape and incredible opportunities presenting themselves. The AIIA will continue to champion the sector and the needs of our members, helping them harness growth opportunities. Our sector is critical to our continued economic growth and by working together we can ensure Australia continues building its position as a global leader in technology innovation,” Angela concluded.
Other positions on the AIIA board will be announced in the new year.