Robert Hudson

Robert was a member of SAGE-AU for fifteen years, serving as the organisation's president since 2012. He has worked in IT for twenty years, and has experience in the Internet Provider, Media, Finance, Legal, IT Consulting, Finance, Manufacturing, Energy Management and Retail industries. In his current role, Robert is responsible for managing the datacentre hosting environment for one of Australia's largest retail organisations.

Robert holds a Master of Network and Systems Administration degree through Charles Sturt University, and has held a number of technology certifications from vendors such as Cisco, Microsoft, VMware, and EMC.


Vice President

Karl Goetz

Over the last fifteen years Karl has been involved in a broad collection of community projects including volunteer work in Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia and Papua New Guinea.   He has been involved in numerous open source projects filling many roles including system administration, community/leadership and developer contributions ranging from documentation and feature suggestions to small projects.

Karl has over 10 years' industry experience working in System Administration and IT support roles and has worked with a wide range of Operating Systems, Programming Languages and Networks. 

Karl has previously sat on the board of several community focused organisations in South Australia.



Sean Bates

Sean holds over 15 years' experience identifying and implementing technological solutions and strategies that empower business growth.

Sean has been responsible for advising, guiding and implementing IT strategy, architecture, project and change management for a variety of organizations across various sectors including retail, government, energy, finance, automotive, construction and education.

Sean is an advocate of lifelong learning and holds an MBA and Graduate Diploma in Project Management from Charles Sturt University. Technically competent, his business qualifications are complemented by certifications in ITIL, Prince2, as a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) and Cisco CCNA/CCNP.

Sean joined the ITPA board in 2017.



Rebecca Bray

Rebecca became a director and the treasurer of ITPA in January 2018.

Rebecca is a Data Scientist in the Services Transformation Automation Team at Dimension Data. Previously she worked as a Senior Services Analyst in the Data Centre Infrastructure and Cloud Services team at Woolworths Limited.

Prior to commencing her career in IT, Rebecca pursued a successful career in accounting and finance leading Rebecca to be promoted to Executive at KPMG by the age of 25.

Rebecca is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is bringing with her the experience of this membership alongside her passion to enhance the provision of ITPA's services to its members.



James Andrewartha

James became a director of ITPA having been a member of SAGE-AU since 2010 and also provides system administration support for the association. He is an infrastructure engineer for an independent private school and has previous experience in systems administrator and internet support roles.

He was on the organising committee of 2003, and spent many years on the committee and sysadmin team (wheel) of the University Computer Club at UWA, for which he was awarded honorary life membership in 2010. 


Paul McInerney

Paul became a Director of SAGE-AU in 2013 and apart from general directorship duties, also provides system administration support for the association. Paul has been working in IT since the late '90s and has a wealth of experience working in various IT roles from Desktop Support through to Enterprise Systems Administration.

Paul is currently employed at the University of Sydney, where he manages the IT and Engineering needs for one of the largest medical research schools in Australia. He has extensive experience with delivering IT solutions in a higher educational environment and has also dabbled as a consultant in the private sector.

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