Elizabeth Coulter

Elizabeth Chairs the THETA 2017 Programme Committee, and has more than 28 years experience working in IT in a variety of disciplines and industries in Australia, UK and New Zealand from both a strategic and operational perspective. Elizabeth holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) from The University of Queensland (UQ).

In the last 15 years Elizabeth has worked in higher education at the University of Queensland and the University of Auckland and actively participates in Australian and New Zealand IT communities. She is the current Chair of the NZ Universities Information and Communications Technology Committee (ICTC) and a member of the Council of Australian Universities of Directors (CAUDIT) Executive.

Previously, she was also a member of the Executive Committee of the Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite) and, President and then Past President of the Executive Committee of Tuakiri, New Zealand’s Access Federation for the NZ research and education sector. While at UQ, she jointly established and organised the AusCERT Asia Pacific IT Security Conference and was Chair for 8 years.

For the past two years, Elizabeth has supported the Women in IT Conference at Auckland University, where she invites IT professionals, academics, students and alumni for a day-long discussion on mentoring, diversity and encouraging more young people to consider a career in ICT.