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Board Members

Sue Vardon AO


Sue spent 23 years as a Chief Executive in Commonwealth and State Government Agencies. She has an Honorary Doctorate from the University of South Australia and has been an Adjunct Professor at both Canberra University and the University of South Australia. She was the Inaugural Telstra Business Woman of the Year in 1995.

Jane Brabham

Deputy Chairperson

Currently Jane is the Managing Director of two business and technology companies, Brabham Consulting and BrabhamSaaS.

Andrew Culley


Andrew is the Treasurer at Connecting Up.  His role consists of liaising with the CEO on financial matters and assists with the preparation of the annual report.

Aron Hausler


Aron Hausler is a Senior Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Strategist working for the Government of South Australia. For many years he has been helping organisations to identify and understand the impacts of technology, and to find the right blend of people, technology and business models to take best advantage of emergent opportunities. 

James Austin

Board member

James is an accountant who has worked in the not-for-profit/charity sector for over 30 years. He has been a political organiser and activist, a professional lobbyist, an educationist and a professional charity fundraiser. He has been the CEO of several industry associations and is currently the Fundraising Manager for the New Zealand National Party. A committed Rotarian, James has little spare time but when he does it is spent with family, cooking, watching rugby, reading history and eating out.

Jon Bisset

Board Member

Jon is the CEO of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA). The CBAA champions community broadcasting by building stations’ capability and by creating a healthy environment for the sector to thrive. The CBAA's member stations actively broadcast nationwide to over 5 million listeners per week.

Kym Hume

Board Member

Kym is an experienced  Business Development professional in the Enterprise and Government sector, and a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors. 

He is now a  Senior Manager of Business Development at the RAA, having previously spent over 25 years at Telstra as a National Director of Technical Sales and General Manager Sales SA/WA/NT.

Lisa Harvey

Board Member

Lisa has worked in the technology industry for over 35 years. Most recently she was CEO of Energetica for 16 years, providing websites and online systems for not-for-profits and government. She is currently working on new projects with her business FlightLab.

Sue McIvor

Board Member

Sue is currently Executive Officer for the Australian Breastfeeding Association, and with tertiary qualifications in Business Management and Governance, has more than 15 years managing not-for prof

Susan Arthure

Board Member

Susan has more than 25 years leadership experience in information management. This includes developing the information architecture for major state government internet and intranet sites, and the strategic implementation and management of websites.