Board of Directors

Please find the details of the elected Board below.

large_30a8589.jpg President - Damian Wilson
I am Certified Business Analysis Professional with an expert understanding of the Business Analysis profession. My experience as a Business Analysis leader in a number of organisations provides me with an informed perspective on our typical Australian Chapter member and their work environment.

I am a strong champion for Business Analysis. Through my public presentations and consulting work in Australia and overseas, I have promoted Business Analysis for over 5 years. I was responsible for one of the first and largest IIBA corporate members in Australia and have directly facilitated professional certification for dozens of Australian Business Analysts.

My long association with all levels of the IIBA includes and personal contact with the International Board and Staff at the US IIBA conference each year. I have been part of the organising group behind the Victorian BA Managers forum and currently lead the Victorian branch of the IIBA.

I bring over 15 years of confident business leadership experience to a board position. Much of that experience has been gained as a collaborative member of a leadership team.

My style is bold and creative. I hope to explore innovative ways of expanding our value to Australian members beyond traditional methods, drive growth in emerging regions, increase engagement with corporations and build closer connections with our parent organization.

I am prepared to put in the time commitment necessary to be successful in my role and a support to my peers. 

large_2f7c54e.jpg Membership - Allisyn Wilkinson
I am a passionate, motivated, professional Business Analyst Leader with a passion in assisting businesses in enhancing their processes, people and systems utilising industry best practice (IIBA & BABOK) to increase business excellence & outcomes and add value to everything we do ultimately.

I have been involved with IIBA for well over 3 years with some of my achievements being:

  • Keynote presentations on trends and key topics in Business Analysis
  • Coaching & facilitation of a large number of  Business Analysts becoming Industry Certified
  • Co-ordinating the 2016 Australian IIBA BA Professional Day
  • Sourcing new areas of IIBA Membership within Australia with a heavy focus on Graduates

I am currently working as a Business Analysis Capability Lead for focusing on the uplift of Business Analysis services to the business. I pride myself on my personal values of Respect, Fun, Determination, Goodness and Integrity.

Having a solid Business Analysis foundation, and understanding the importance and the value the BA profession can provide, I am eager to share my skills and services to assist in developing BA standards nationally and globally and promoting these standards within other professions, organisations and fellow Busness Analysts.

I plan to bring thought leadership and creative ideas to the IIBA Community to take Business Analysis to the next level and put Australia on the map for Business Analysis.

dorothy.jpg Secretary - Dorothy Luther
large_aaeaaqaaaaaaaakxaaaajgrjmthinmzhltcyymutngziny05mtjkltjkotm5ytg2zwm1ng.jpg Certification & Education - Cora Stapleton
Cora has 25 years in project delivery initially in IT development and gradually moving to pure business analysis. She has a passion for business analysis and has been an active member of the IIBA since early 2010. Initially working on the IIBA Perth committee where she has facilitated BABOK® study groups and has worked with the rest of the Perth committee to develop and support the events held locally.

Cora has taken up a director role on the board of IIBA Australia in June 2012 - As director for Certification & Education she has standardised study groups running nationally and supported the branches and individual members with certification and BA career development.

Cora became qualified as Certified BA Professional (CBAP®) in April 2012 and has encouraged others to seek CBAP® and the CCBA® certification.

She has presented at the BA World conference in June 2012 and at local IIBA events in Perth since 2011.

She has recently reviewed the BABOK Version 3 and routinely takes part in webinars and attends BA conferences.

Cora continues to develop the Business Analysis profession and support her current role managing a team of business and process analysts at BT Financial Group.

large_aaeaaqaaaaaaaajlaaaajdq0ytayymiylwu4mgqtndexos1hzmvmltriyzk3mti0zdfioq.jpg Vice President / Operations - Shannon Epp
I am a very passionate Business Analyst and am passionate about raising awareness of the IIBA in the community and encouraging training and networking of Business Analysts locally. After a few years volunteering with the IIBA Adelaide Branch as Events Coordinator and Branch Chair, I wanted to take the passion I have for the Business Analysis profession to the Board level to be able to help be a part of growing the IIBA in Australia and taking our Chapter to the next level.  
gordana_papic.jpg Finance/Treasurer - Gordana Papic
This year I responded to the call for help as the Member Service portfolio (IIBA Australia Member Services Director) and joined the Board in March 2015. I feel that I have successfully taken on the role by looking at the strategic direction and the immediate needs of the portfolio and I look forward to continue implementing the initiatives It’s now 2 1/2years since I began my IIBA volunteering journey (March 2013), with the chapter's Sydney branch assisting in running local events. I continue to be an active member of the Sydney branch, including attending our events (I can be seen at the check in desk, at most events) and take the invaluable knowledge gained at the Branch level to my role on the Board. I am a Business Analyst currently working on an enterprise initiative. I have a background in Finance, however after 10years of working on requirements, process and working with stakeholders across various levels in the organisation, I call myself Business Analysts. I work on various size projects from small pieces of work right through to multi-million dollar enterprise initiatives. My most recent project, I successfully led a team to transfer existing processes to a new soft platform across multiple teams within the organisation. I look forward to continuing to implement the initiatives that I started since joining the Board and working with fellow Board Members to grow and progress the IIBA Australia Chapter.
tracey_watson.jpg Events - Tracy Watson
I have enjoyed a long association with the IIBA since joining as an individual member in 2009. From 2010 I played an active role in the IIBA Melbourne Branch during its formative years when there were only four of us successfully obtaining sponsorship, putting on local events and supporting the BA community. I have watched this branch grow into the successful committee that it is today, leading the way with its structure and processes. I currently work as Senior Business Systems Analyst for a global corporation with BAs located in a number of the countries IIBA is active in. I was successful in introducing Corporate Membership in 2010 and working with our internal BA Leadership team to adopt the IIBA Competency Model and certifications as a standard. I currently have a keen interest in the value being provided to Corporate Members. I would relish the opportunity to support the IIBA at the national level in continuing the great work that is being done by the passionate volunteers.

low_resolution-4.jpg Marketing - Bryce Undy
I am currently a Business Architect working on a number of high profile projects with Federal Government clients. I am an award winning Business Analyst who has led a number of high profile government projects to success. I was awarded the Australia Day “Secretary’s Citation for Innovation in Advancing Our Strategic Themes” for my work at the Department of Immigration. My work on the Visa Wizard using Oracle Policy Automation, also for the Department of Immigration, was recognized by winning The FutureGov Government Technology Award in the Business Process category in 2009. I have a Masters of Professional Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in International Relations, Asian Studies and Commerce. I regular take up additional training in order to maintain and grow my skills as a business analyst and keep up with the latest technology trends and innovations. I have completed secretariat duties on a number of Government Steering Committees. I have worked as a Lead Business Analysts with a number of employers, leading teams of three to seven business analysts. I have mentored graduates and junior BAs and worked with more senior analyst as an advisor. I have trained them in conducting workshops and on how best to engage stakeholders in order to get the best results for everyone. I am committed to my career as a Business Analyst and would like the opportunity to assist our profession at the national level.

johann_visser.jpg.png Workforce - Johann Visser
Johann has been conceiving and delivering information management products, services and projects for 25 years. His cross-industry experience has provided him with the opportunity and insight to decouple the business-functional aspects from the information-management aspects in order to deliver quality outcomes. Johann is a participatory leader and is not afraid to get his hands dirty when necessary. He is a conceptual thinker, but retains the ability to go down to detail when required. Having been along the IM-industry ride for the last three decades he would like to see a mature Information-Management fraternity with solid frameworks, bodies-of-knowledge and methodologies to get the Information-Management community on a level similar to its sister-scientific professions like engineering.