Dr Nicholas Tate

Additional Member

Dr Nicholas Tate


  • Member, JCU Council
  • Member, Audit Risk and Compliance Committee
  • Member, Work Health and Safety Committee


Dr Tate is President of the Australian Computer Society (ACS), President of the South-East Asia Regional Computer Consortium (SEARCC), and Chair of the Council of ICT Associations (CICTA). He has 45 years’ ICT experience, including 20 years in Cybersecurity, 16 years as a CIO/Head of IT at two London banks and the University of Queensland (UQ).

He is co-author of A Director’s Guide to Governing Information Technology and Cybersecurity, an AICD published book, and has 20 years’ experience as a Company Director in both Australian and US companies. He has a PhD in Cybersecurity and Fellowships in the ACS, the British Computer Society, and the Royal Astronomical Society.

For 11 years, he was director of the Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT) which provided a single national point of contact for Cybersecurity Incidents within Australia, and trained other CERTS throughout the world, including the Chinese National CERT.