Chris Herrmann

Chris became a director of ITPA having been a member of ITPA and SAGE-AU for many years. He has over 20 years experience in IT, starting an IT consultancy whilst at University. He is still running this consultancy, working in fields as diverse as manufacturing, biotech, financial services, health and the not-for-profit sectors. He's loves working with people and technology and is an advocate for improving transparency and ethical considerations around technology.


Vice President

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 Management.

Paul currently works in finacial technology, working as a senior engineer providing infrastructure design and support for a trading company. He has extensive experience with delivering IT solutions in both higher educational environment and private sectors.



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.



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. 




Nathaniel Mitchell

Nathaniel has a varied career in the IT industry, across many fields and locations through Australia. He is working towards a Masters in Networking & Systems Administrsation. He has a passion for experimenting with technology to find solutions that may not always fit the standard mold. Nathaniel is a big believer in the expanded saying by Adam Savage of “Jack of all trades, master of none, though often better than a master of one.”.

As a member of the ITPA board, Nathaniel has been working towards enabling opportunities for the development of professional networks amongst IT professionals of all levels.


Stuart Rainsford

Stuart brings 15 years of experience in the design, implementation and support of ICT security & networking. Having worked in corporate and consultancy roles, Stuart has experience across a range of enterprise, Government & defence industries.

As director of an Adelaide-based IT firm and member of Entrepreneur's Organisation, Stuart leads business growth and strategy, whilst maintaining a strong technical focus, assisting in solution architecture and innovation.

Stuart holds a Master's Degree in Management (IT) from CSU and is currently studying with the Australian Centre for Business Growth, yet maintains a number of industry certifications including Cisco CCNP/CCDP and VMware VCP-NV/VCP-DV.


Bruce Young

Bruce is a Senior Systems Engineer in the Information and Technology Directorate. Bruce is an Alumnus and long-standing staff member of CQUniversity and has been part of the journey from the days of the Capricornia Institute to the diverse locations and offerings we have today. In addition to Bruce’s day to day IT role, Bruce is also the elected Professional Staff member of the CQU Council (Board) and has been there for four years so far.


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