Executive and committee

The following office bearers were elected at the Annual General Meeting of the National Executive, May 2021.

The ACS Board was established during the National OGM, May 2014.

The inaugural ACS Ambassador, David Brill AM ACS was announced at the National Awards in May 2017.

National Executive Positions

  • President – Ron Johanson OAM ACS (QLD)
  • Vice President – Erika Addis (QLD)
  • Vice President – Carolyn Constantine ACS (NSW)
  • Secretary – Kevin Hudson ACS (NSW)
  • Assistant Secretary – Velinda Wardell (NSW)
  • Treasurer – Erika Addis (Qld)
  • Assistant Treasurer – TBA

Standing State & Territory Presidents

  • ACT President ~ Miguel Gallagher
  • NSW President ~ Carolyn Constantine ACS
  • NT President ~ Andrew Hyde
  • QLD President ~ Erica Addis
  • SA President ~ Ernie Clark ACS
  • TAS President ~ Peter Curtis ACS
  • VIC President ~ Ellery Ryan ACS
  • WA President ~ Dave Le May ACS

National Ancillary Positions

  • National Webmaster – Lizz Vernon (NSW)
  • AC Magazine Chair – Ted Rayment ACS (NSW)
  • Special Advisor – Heidi Tobin (NSW)
  • HQ Manager – Ted Rayment ACS (NSW)
  • National Historian – Ted Rayment ACS (NSW)

ACS Ambassador

  • David Brill AM ACS

Constitutional Committee

  • Ben Allan ACS CSI (NSW) CHAIR
  • Erika Addis (NSW)
  • Velinda Wardell ACS (NSW)
  • Andrew Hyde (NT)
  • Julian Panetta (QLD)
  • Ron Johanson OAM ACS (QLD)

Hall of Fame Committee

  • CHAIR: David Burr ACS (NSW)
  • David Wakeley ACS (NSW)
  • Ron Johanson OAM ACS (QLD)
  • Ted Rayment ACS (NSW)
  • Ernie Clark ACS (SA)
  • Alan Cole ACS (VIC)
  • Anna Howard ACS (NSW)

Awards Categories Committee

  • CHAIR: Warwick Field ACS (VIC)
  • Ernie Clark ACS (SA)
  • Calvin Gardiner (NSW)
  • David Wakeley ACS (NSW)
  • Ron Johanson OAM ACS (QLD)
  • Velinda Wardell ACS (NSW)
  • David Burr ACS (NSW)
  • Tony O’Loughlan (QLD)
  • Tom Waugh (TAS)
  • Peter Curtis ACS (TAS) – News and Current Affairs categories advisor

Technical Committee

  • CHAIR: Tom Gleeson (NSW)
  • Calvin Gardiner (NSW)
  • Carolyn Constantine ACS (NSW)
  • David Wakeley ACS (NSW)
  • Miguel Gallagher (ACT)
  • Tim Jordin (QLD)
  • David Gregan (SA)

Policy Committee

  • CHAIR:Ron Johanson OAM ACS (QLD)
  • Calvin Gardiner ACS (NSW)
  • Velinda Wardell ACS (NSW)
  • David Wakeley ACS (NSW)
  • Ted Rayment ACS (NSW)
  • Andrew Hyde (NT)
  • Erica Addis (QLD)

Website Committee

  • CHAIR: Lizz Vernon (NSW) ~ National Webmaster
  • Richard Chataway ACS – New website Development Manager
  • Tony Luu ACS (QLD)
  • Mylene Ludgate (SA)

Branch Web Co-ordinators

  • Steven Cavanagh ACS (NT)
  • David Burr ACS (NSW)
  • Josh Mulrine (ACT)
  • David Le May ACS (WA)
  • Mike Sampey (TAS)
  • Maxx Corkindale (SA)
  • Hemma Kerrney (QLD)
  • TBA (VIC)

National Headquarters Committee

  • CHAIR: Ron Johanson OAM ACS (QLD)
  • All standing State & Territory Presidents
  • Ted Rayment ACS – HQ Manager, – Archive & Library Manager (NSW)
  • David Wakeley (NSW) Assistant HQ Manager (NSW)
  • Alexsei Vanamois – Assistant HQ (NSW)
  • Mylene Ludgate (SA)
  • National Historian – Ted Rayment ACS (NSW)

National Accreditation Committee

  • CHAIR: Ernie Clark ACS (SA)
  • Ron Johanson OAM ACS (QLD)
  • Ellery Ryan ACS (VIC)
  • Peter Curtis ACS (TAS)
  • Dave Le May ACS (WA)
  • Calvin Gardiner ACS (NSW

Additional panel members by invitation.

AC Magazine Committee

  • CHAIR: Ted Rayment ACS (NSW)
  • Editor: James Cunningham (WA)
  • JoAnne Bouzianis-Sellick (SA)
  • Mitch Kennedy (QLD)
  • Heidi Tobin (NSW)
  • Financial Controller: TBA

Diversity Committee

Formally The ACS Womens Advisory Panel

  • CHAIR: Justine Kerrigan – Convenor
  • Assistant Chair: Anna Howards ACS
  • Secretary: Sissy Reyes

Committee

  • Bonnie Elliot ACS – (NSW)
  • Velinda Wardell ACS – (NSW)
  • Martha Ansara
  • Sissy Reyes
  • Eirini Alligiannis
  • Bonnie Elliot ACS
  • Tanya Lambert ACS
  • Caroline Constantine ACS
  • Joanne Donohoe-Beckwith
  • Kirsty Starke
  • Mylene Ludgate
  • Juliet Young
  • Susan Stitt ACS
  • Susan Lumston
  • Nicola Daley ACS
  • Katherin Milliss
  • Mandy Walker ACS ASC
  • Meg White
  • Marianne Wakeley
  • Jessica Clarke-Nash
  • Michi Marosszeky

ACS National Peer Support

  • Ron Johanson OAM ACS
  • Carolyn Constantine ACS

National Ethics & Discrimination Sub-Committee

  • Ron Johanson ACS
  • Peter Curtis ACS
  • Erika Addis
  • John Stokes ACS
  • Bonnie Elliott ACS

Past ACS Federal Presidents

  • 1958 – 1963 Founding NSW & Federal President ~ Syd Wood ACS
  • 1963 – 1969 NSW & Federal President ~ Ron Horner ACS
  • 1969 – 1970 NSW & Federal President~ Jack Gardiner ACS
  • 1970 – 1971 NSW & Federal President~ Ron Windon ACS
  • 1971 – 1972 NSW & Federal President – Jack Gardiner ACS
  • 1972 – 1974 Federal President ~ Bert Nicholas ACS
  • 1974 – 1976 Federal President ~ Paul Onorato ACS
  • 1976 – 1977 NSW & Federal President ~ Jack Gardiner ACS
  • 1977 – 1981 Federal President ~ Bruce Hillyard ACS
  • 1981 – 1988 Federal President ~John Leake OAM ACS
  • 1988 – 1991 Federal President ~ Edwin Scragg ACS
  • 1991 – 2003 Federal President ~ Milton Ingerson OAM ACS
  • 2003 – 2008 Federal President~ Ted Rayment ACS
A detailed history of past ACS Federal Presidents.