Meet our Board

Colin Janssen

President & putt4dough Board Sponsor

Arnold Wong

Board Director

Gavin Bagley

Board Director

Paul Moro

Vice President & Game Changers Chair

Chris Marshall

Board Director

Gloria Davis

Board Director

Dan Beeston

Treasurer

Con Polkinghorne

Board Director & INCITE Awards Chair

Michael Lester

Board Director

Colin Janssen

President & putt4dough Board Sponsor

Colin Janssen

Colin has an extensive career holding several national leadership roles supporting businesses across Australia with over 25 years in the ICT Industry. Colin has helped to drive the growth of these businesses and their customers through the implementation of major change projects related to IT.

Colin is employed by Datacom as Head of, Strategic Panel Delivery (AU). Colin is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Appointed to the WAITTA Board in September 2018 , Colin has taken on several roles within WAITTA. Initially taking on the role of Treasurer in October 2019, he drove several initiatives in reforming and implementing governance across WAITTA's financials. In 2020, Colin was instrumental in bringing putt4dough into the WAITTA suite of programs and has been its Board Sponsor since, now into its 3rd year of successful delivery. Colin has undertaken the WAITTA President role since November 2021.

Paul Moro

Vice President & Game Changers Chair

Paul Moro

Paul is a Change Manager with more than 25 years' experience in learning content development/curriculum and professional/leadership facilitator within education and training environments. Paul specialises in content development, technology integration and supporting education and other SMEs clients with successful on boarding of digital technologies.

As a leader/integrator of emerging technologies, Paul has a proven capability in managing key strategic projects focused on implementing change through leadership. He has a broad knowledge and relationship with schools/universities/professional service providers (both locally and nationally) and has successfully negotiated and delivered collaborative digital transformation projects across single and multi-site locations.

Paul was appointed to the WAITTA Board in November 2018 and is Vice President (since November 2021) and the Chair and Board Sponsor of WAITTA's Game Changer Awards (since January 2020).

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Treasurer

Dan Beeston

Dan has twelve years of experience in Technology within the aged care sector and has experience in transportation, manufacturing, hospitality, retail and local government. An inspirational leader who focuses on efficiency through innovation, delivering Digital Transformation projects enabling businesses to utilise their unique competitive advantage.

Dan’s education includes a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), a graduate with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and a First Class Bachelor of Computing Science with Honours.

Currently, a board member for Technology for Ageing and Disability WA (TADWA) allows Dan to contribute to the disability sector.

Dan was appointed to the WAITTA Board as Director in October 2021 and has undertaken the role of WAITTA Treasurer since July 2022.

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Board Director

Arnold Wong

Arnold has enjoyed a long and successful professional career in the ever evolving ICT Services Industry for over 30 years and has developed extensive strategic leadership, general management, customer service and business development skills within a variety of business industries including technology, education, healthcare and resources in public and private sectors across Australia, Asia, Europe and United States.

As Director of Landgate International at the Land Information Authority of WA, Arnold was responsible for the agency's International business program, a position which draws heavily on interpersonal and inter-cultural skills and experience. Between 1996 and 2003, in his role as the Senior Director of Customer Support Operations at Oracle Support Services Asia Pacific Division, Arnold had responsibilities for Operations and Services Delivery for the Customer Support organisation across Asia Pacific.

Arnold’s wide knowledge and experience in a number of ICT fields, allied with his seasoned presentation skills, ensures he is frequently invited to present at prestigious international ICT conferences.

Arnold has a GAICD and has served on numerous community and professional Boards, more recently, he served as National Treasurer on the Management Committee (Board) of the Australian Computer Society. He has served for many years on various WAITTA committees.

Arnold was elected to the WAITTA Board as Director in October 2022.

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Board Director

Chris Marshall

Chris Marshall is an experienced information technology executive having worked for more than 45 years in a diverse range of organisations in mining, oil and gas, utilities, government, banking, and IT services. As CIO and Program Director, Chris has led multi-million-dollar programs and digital transformation initiatives.

In 2018, he received his Master of Business Administration from the Australian Institute of Management.

Chris brings a great understanding of the benefits and business impact that technology can impress upon businesses, employees, and customers. He enjoys nurturing and coaching and being involved in IT industry forums to help the next generation of IT professionals deliver the latest in technology. And he loves innovation.

In 2010, Chris established the putt4dough IT charity event to raise funds for the Perth Children’s Hospital and provide a forum for the IT industry to network in a neutral and friendly setting which was taken over by WAITTA in 2020. Chris has been involved with Gamechangers in the past as well as many other associations and community groups over the years.

Chris was appointed to the WAITTA Board as Director in August 2022.

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Board Director

Con Polkinghorne

Con has over 20 years experience as management consultant working across Asia Pacific in a wide range of industries ranging from healthcare, mining and resources, oil and gas, government, software development and not for profit.

Con works at NEC as a national leader in the company's Business and Technology Advisory team. He provides organisations with operational and digital strategic thinking aligning technology investments with the corporate strategy.

He has a Masters in Business Administration from the Australian Institute of Business. He is also a Member of the AIB Operations & Supply Chain Strategy Industry Panel at Australian Institute of Business.

Con was appointed to the WAITTA Board as Director in May 2022.

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Board Director

Gavin Bagley

Gavin’s working career includes over 45 years in the Western Australian public sector with extensive experience in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), delivering services and outcomes across various government departments. Gavin is a senior member of the Australian Computer Society and has a Master of Business Systems. His most recent role was as a Director of Digital Transformation which encompassed transformation of online services to the community while increasing organisational effectiveness in service delivery.

With over 20 years of experience in senior leadership and executive capacity including his previous Director (Chief Information Officer) roles, Gavin’s responsibilities include team leadership along with strategy development and implementation plus program, budget, risk and change management. He is a positive and inclusive leader with a strong focus on developing and supporting his team.

Continuous learning and empowering others to support positive change for the benefit of clients and stakeholders is a key motivator for Gavin.

Gavin was appointed to the WAITTA Board as Director in October 2021.

Board Director

Gloria Davis

Gloria is an experienced program manager and governance professional with more than 20 years experience within the not-for-profit, public and private health sector, in acute care but predominantly in aged care and the retirement living industry. Gloria has supported organisations in their change management program and deliver business process improvements while positively impacting organisational culture through the adoption of digital solutions.

Gloria is the Manager, Corporate Governance and Transformation for the Air Force Association WA Division (trading as RAAFA), a Retirement Living and Aged Care Provider. Gloria has a Bachelor of Science (Health Information Management), Master of Business Administration and Certificate in Governance and Risk Management.

Gloria was appointed to the WAITTA Board in January 2019 and was the WAITTA Secretary (February 2020 - November 2021).

Michael Lester

Board Director

Michael Lester

Michael has worked within the IT industry for the last 20 years in predominantly technical and technical management roles, prior to his current role as Director of WA-based MSP Catalytic IT. Michael specialises in ICT Strategy, ICT Organisational reviews, and Wi-Fi design, analysis and troubleshooting.

Michael has been involved in a number of leading national and international digital transformations, most recently within the private education sector in WA.

Outside of his professional interests, Michael is a keen Toastmaster. Michael holds a large number of technical certifications across Infrastructure, Cloud, Wireless and Security. He holds a Bachelor of Business (Management of IT, Finance) and is currently pursuing an MBA.

Michael was appointed to the WAITTA Board as Director in July 2021.