Tony Hayes, of Queensland, Elected Vice President of ISACA

Taken from BlogRolling Meadows, IL, USA (27 June 2011)—Tony Hayes, CGEIT, AFCHSE, CHE, FACS, FCPA, FIIA, associate director-general of the Department of Communities in the Queensland Government, Australia, was elected international vice president of ISACA—a global association serving 95,000 IT governance, assurance and security professionals in 160 countries—at its World Congress:  INSIGHTS 2011 conference in Washington DC, USA, today. 

“Tony’s expertise and leadership have been instrumental to ISACA,” said Ken Vander Wal, CISA, CPA, partner (retired) at Ernst & Young, who was elected international president of ISACA today. “He is a real asset to the association and I look forward to his continued contributions.”

Founded in 1969, ISACA develops international standards for information systems auditing and control, provides education and training, and administers the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) designations. Additionally, ISACA developed and continually updates COBIT, the internationally accepted framework for governance of enterprise IT.

“I am delighted to be appointed to this important position with ISACA and am looking forward to continuing my contributions to the implementation of the ISACA global strategy,” said Hayes. “This is a very exciting time to be in this role as we are witnessing growth in members around the world and the recognition of ISACA products and certifications also continues to grow and mature.”


As associate director-general of the Department of Communities in the Queensland Government, Australia, Hayes has significant responsibilities for the provision of human services across the entire state of Queensland. He has contributed to his organization by adopting many approaches to managing its IT investments while incorporating sound IT governance practices.

Hayes has extensive experience across the Queensland public sector in a variety of senior executive positions in line and central agencies. He has specialist experience and skills in strategic management and planning, organizational review and business process improvement, information and business strategy development, change management, and project management. He is also an adjunct professor and a member of the Business Information Systems Advisory Committee for the School of Business at the University of Queensland.


Hayes has been a member of ISACA since 2003 and has served on several ISACA committees, including the IT Governance Committee. Prior to being elected international vice president, he was a director of ISACA. He is currently a member of ISACA’s Strategic Advisory Council and Relations Committee.

In addition to Hayes, six other IT professionals were elected to ISACA leadership positions. Ken Vander Wal, CISA, CPA, partner (retired) at Ernst & Young, was elected international president (USA). Elected as international vice presidents were Christos Dimitriadis, CISA, CISM, head of information security at INTRALOT S.A. (Greece); Greg Grocholski, CISA, corporate auditor at The Dow Chemical Company (USA); Niraj Kapasi, CISA, FCA, IT auditor and director for Kapasi Bangad Tech Consulting Pvt. Ltd. (India); Jeff Spivey, CRISC, CPP, PSP, director of Security Risk Management Inc. (SRM) (USA); and Jo Stewart-Rattray, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CSEPS, director of information security at RSM Bird Cameron (Australia).

Two directors were appointed to ISACA’s board:  Allan Boardman, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CA (SA), CISSP, information risk manager at a leading investment bank (United Kingdom), and Marc Vael, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CISSP, chief audit executive at Smals (Belgium).


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