Board of Directors

Please find the details of the elected Board below:

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BRIANA ERTANIN
President

Briana is an accomplished professional with hybrid skill set spanning business analysis, change management, project and delivery management. She has experience in hands on delivery as well as leadership, coaching and mentoring. Briana is very passionate about the future of business analysis and the opportunities for professional upskilling with agile knowledge and experience.

Briana is CBAP as well as certified in the newest IIBA certification – Agile Analysis Certification – IIBA® as part of the pilot group applicants worldwide. Briana was previously a Director of Marketing in the National Board of IIBA Australia. Before that Briana led the Education and Certification portfolio at the Sydney Branch of the Australian Chapter.

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HUGH PETERKEN
Past President 

A key learning from my varied career is the importance of business analysis in any successful organisation. I am currently a strategic business analysis consultant, but started my career as an engineer, then became a senior manager in Telstra before moving overseas to take up a global Chief Information Officer role. I have received international and domestic recognition including a Computerworld Laureate.

I have always been a strong supporter of industry associations such as IIBA. I have held roles as Brisbane and Australian Chair of The Institute of Engineering and Technology and I am a past Chair of IIBA Brisbane Branch.

My agendas within IIBA relate to ensuring that business analysts are properly supported to fulfil their potential in driving forward business success. In my work I see how strong business analysis capabilities are often the differential that drives project or service success. Within IIBA we have the opportunity to help our members develop their skills, networks and influence.

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CARL SUDHOLZ
Corporate Secretary

Carl Sudholz is a leading Informaiton Systems Consultant with expertise in the development and implementation of data-driven technology in government and the agriculture industries. Carl holds a Bachelor of Science, Masters of Sustainable Practice and Certifications in Project Management and Business Analysis.

 

 

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Sponsorship Director

Garrie specialises in identifying and implementing technical solutions to business problems, coordinating the discovery of end user and business owner information and steering the design of a solution through business, project and technical processes. He has sound understanding of both processes and technology, combined with a focus on the end user experience and delivering solutions which provide value to the business. His work has primarily been in the public sector within both NSW state govenment and more recently the Federal Government.

As a passionate practitioner within his discipline, Garrie has been giving back to his profession through volunteering as Events Manager for the IIBA Canberra Branch, including delivering sessions, managing registrations systems, marketing events, and coordinating resources as required by specific presenters. In 2018 this expanded to encompass the entire Australia Chapter.
 

   
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Membership and Technology Director

Thamo is a seasoned IT professional with  experience in business analysis and project management. Currently working for the state government, he has been part of  some major business and technology projects for the state and federal government agencies and high profile private sector clients in Australia and overseas.

Specialised in and passionate about aviation MRO systems, Thamo enjoys solving complex business problems through process improvement and digital technology.

Thamo is a certified professional of the Australian Computer Society and  hold certifications in Project Management, Agile and Service Management.
 
Prior to joining the chapter board, Thamo served as Events Manager for the IIBA Sydney Branch and Webmaster for the Australian Chapter.

   
TIM WRATHALL
Certification and Education Director
 

Tim is a Business Analysis practitioner and leader who partners with all business stakeholders to turn your needs into real business value.

In a career spanning two decades, Tim knows how to understand your needs and define them in a way that shapes effective solutions to your problems.  

Tim has worked in Higher Education, Local Government, and Utilities. Tim has volunteered with the IIBA for the last three years in education, event, and branch support roles.. In additional to his work experience, Tim is a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) and holds numerous Agile certifications.

Tim holds an MBA and MISM from Swinburne University of Technology.

   
LUIGI BINI
Major Events Director

Luigi is an experienced project manager, enterprise business analyst, and development lead. Approaching 2 decades of experience in IT systems development and implementation he focuses on maximising the customer experience  to the point of  being customer obsessed. 

He has a passion for agile digital product development and enjoys maximising the efficiency of self organising teams so that they are free to get on with  "solving the problem."

Luigi is a certified SCRUM MASTER and CBAP with a Combined Bachelor of  Arts and Laws and a Bachelor of Information Systems. He is currently the Major Events Director on the IIBA Australia Chapter Board and is responsible for the newly minted Festival of Business Analysis.