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Ralph Leonard

Ralph Leonard - ACS Representative and former PresidentRalph Leonard has over 30 years experience in the application of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in a variety of settings. This work, predominantly within education and government, has involved both the formation of policy advice and strategies for the use of ICT services and the design, development and management of pioneering systems.

Ralph has served in leadership roles as President (1996–2002) of the Computers in Education Group of South Australia (CEGSA), a Board Member (since 1997) and President (2003 - 2009) of the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE). Ralph has been the conference convenor (1998) and financial manager (2004) for the Australian Computers in Education Conference, the biennial national event of ACCE. He has been a member of the International Judging Panel for the ThinkQuest International Competition since 2005. In 2006 he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society for his long and dedicated commitment to the support of educational technology. Ralph served as a Board Member of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) from 2007-2011. In 2012 he was awarded a Fellow of the ACCE.

Ralph's career in education includes diverse roles as a teacher, professional development trainer, software designer, online resource developer and author. In 1994 he transitioned to a consulting role and formed an independent consulting company in 1997. In 2003 he was appointed to a senior policy position in state government and employed as General Manager, Information Economy by the South Australian Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology. In 2012 Ralph was appointed as the CEO of the South Australian Broadband Research and Education Network (SABRENet).

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