PSLP eGov Resource Personnel


Professor Shirley Gregor, AO

Professor Shirley Gregor, AO

Professor Shirley Gregor is the foundation Professor of Information Systems at the Australian National University, Canberra, where she is a Director of the National Centre for Information Systems Research. Professor Gregor’s current research interests include the adoption and strategic use of information and communications technologies, intelligent systems and human-computer interface issues, and the theoretical foundations of information systems. Dr Gregor has led several large applied research projects funded by the Meat Research Corporation, the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, the Australian Research Council and AusAID. Professor Gregor spent a number of years in the computing industry in Australia and the United Kingdom before beginning an academic career. Dr Gregor’s publications include 4 edited books, 15 book chapters and over 100 papers in conferences and journals. Professor Gregor was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s list in June 2005 for services as an educator and researcher in the field of information systems and in the development of applications for electronic commerce in the agribusiness sector.


Ahmed Imran

Ahmed Imran

Dr Ahmed Imran is an Information System (IS) researcher whose research interest largely emerged from his personal experience that includes ICT adoption in public sector, e-government and ICT in developing countries. Ahmed served in Bangladesh Defence Forces. His extensive experience as an instructor and IT manager is invaluable for research in understanding and providing rich insight of the context in least developed courtiers. His PhD research gained an in-depth understanding of impediments and develops a model that explains the process of ICT adoption and e-government strategy in an LDC environment. Part of Ahmed’s research has been successfully applied in Bangladesh through AusAID’s Pubic Sector Linkage Program (PSLP) as ‘eGovernment capacity building through knowledge transfer and best practice development in Bangladesh’, which also received Vice Chancellor’s award for Community outreach in 2010. Ahmed is actively involved in number of research projects at ANU and has published and presented his research in distinguished forums around the world.


Dr Tim Turner

Dr Tim Turner

Dr Tim Turner has been involved in the IT industry for over 22 years, with the focus on e-commerce, and particularly e-government, for over 12 years. He has concentrated his attention on assisting governments at all levels to understand how information technology can be used to enhance effectiveness and efficiency. He has played significant roles in several of Australia’s leading e-government projects and continues to consult to peak government and industry bodies in the e-government arena. Tim has also delivered significant projects in the private sector in information technology generally and electronic commerce specifically. As a senior lecturer in information systems at the Australian Defence Force Academy in the nation’s capital, Canberra, Tim is teaching Australia’s future military leaders to understand and exploit information technology. He is also pursuing a vigorous research career seeking a theory of e-government grounded in his experience and that of Australian governments at the Federal, State and Local levels.


Rafiqul Islam Rowly

Rafiqul Islam Rowly

Mr. Rafiqul Islam Rowly is an IT entrepreneur since 1985. His major focus is in business process analysis and reengineering, designing workflow based application architecture and implementation methodology. His experience involves enterprise level ICT management, strategic planning, and policy formulation. Mr. Rowly played a key role in designing several Software Application Products for manufacturing industry spanning over number of countries. Mr. Rowly teaches MIS in Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Dhaka University. He is an industry leader and served as President of BASIS (Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Service) from 2008-09 and continues to play a role in the ICT industry in Bangladesh. He is member of Governing body and chairman of Executive committee of D.Net, an organisation engaged in using ICT as a tool for socio economic development as well as poverty alleviation. He holds an M.Com. and B.Com.(Hons) in Finance from Dhaka University.

Dr Eric Kordt

Dr Eric Kordt

Dr. Eric Kordt is  is involved in ICT strategy development and enterprise architecting in a large Australian Government department.  In this role Eric has made significant contributions to the development of various strategy documents that include a data strategy, and to enterprise architecture products that include a unified enterprise architecture vision. Prior to this role Eric was involved in application development, operations support, project management and business analysis. Eric holds a doctorate in business administration, masters in science and is currently undertaking a masters in law. His interests include innovation, law and technology and achieving business advantage through ICT.

Ian Hirst

Ian Hirst

Ian is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a highly experienced Information Technology Specialist who has been involved in the IT industry for over 30 years specialising in management, operation, installation and maintenance of telecommunications equipment, software intensive embedded systems and government enterprise IT systems. Ian is the principal of Birchgrove Technology Management Consulting (BTMC), a business specialising in project and program governance and change and relationship management

Clive Rossiter

Clive Rossiter

Clive Rossiter is a Project Engineer at the Australian National University, with significant experience in the identification, development and management of projects. This has ranged from small scale research projects to multi-million dollar, national, government and industry projects. His background in technology consulting and systems development, has developed his ability in applying an inter-disciplinary systems approach to the design and implementation of analytic techniques and management processes. Clive has experience in the application of formal project management methodologies, including both PRINCE2 and the Project Management Body Of Knowledge (PMBOK), and has also developed a tailored project management framework currently being used for implementing improvement projects across the Australian automotive components industry.

Dr. Idris F. Sulaiman

Dr. Idris F. Sulaiman

Dr. Idris F. Sulaiman is a Visiting Fellow at the Research School of Computer Science, the Australian National University (ANU). His research interests include a number of applied areas of Information Communications Technology (ICT) including ICT energy efficiency (EE) and sustainability, development of EE standards and regulation as well as ICT for development particularly implementation of e-government, e-Advocacy and ICT diffusion programs both in emerging and developed economies. Some of his more recent academic works include book chapters, articles and reports on campus green ICT practice, the case for minimum energy performance of computers and monitors, e-advocacy in Indonesia and the global south, competitiveness of Indonesian ICT industries, government procurement practices, ICT diffusion in emerging economies. Prior to joining the ANU, he worked for the Australian environment department in the ICT energy efficiency standards and regulation section. He is currently also working on a number of projects on ICT sustainability research, certification advocacy and training with Connection Research, the Foundation for IT Sustainability (FFITS.org) and Global Environmental Assurance.

Mr Adam Purtell

Mr Simon Couper