Stephen Porges joins Australian Alliance for Data Leadership (AADL) as CEO

18 Jun 2018

Sydney, 12 June 2018 - The Australian Alliance for Data Leadership (AADL) has appointed credentialled senior executive, Stephen Porges, as Chief Executive Officer of the organisation, effective immediately, to help AADL enable Australian businesses and the economy through data leadership, advocacy and governance.  

Porges currently sits on a number of Boards and has considerable public and private sector listed company management expertise, and has been instrumental in successful data-driven businesses. He also brings CEO skills gained at Aussie Home Loans, Newcastle Permanent Building Society and SAI Global, and from Board, Founder and Executive Director roles throughout many sectors and geographies.  

With more than 30 years of professional experience domestically and internationally, he has demonstrated proven leadership in high-growth and mature corporate environments as well as a track record in building, motivating and leading senior management teams across finance, technology, real estate, digital and traditional media and scientific environments. He brings a strong understanding of the machinations of the C-suite, government and the requirements for risk management - attributes key to the role that AADL and its associations play in the industry.  

“It’s a unique time across all industries as businesses see a continued increase in customer expectations alongside the exponential growth in data. The pace of change is set to accelerate, and the strongest talent is required to bring the necessary leadership required to help our members manage the challenges today and ahead. We’re fortunate to gain a CEO with
Stephen's deep corporate experience, gravitas and dynamic vision. The Board and the Executive Leadership Team are confident that Stephen is the best person to lead AADL. We are grateful to Steve Sinha who demonstrated strong capabilities in stepping up to oversee the Associations in the interim. We look forward to navigating our next phase of growth to enable the success of Australian businesses and the economy,” said Steve Brennen, Chairman of AADL. 

“I’m incredibly excited to be spearheading our efforts to empower businesses using data in all its various aspects.  Data collection, governance, analysis and use is so critical, however they are typically viewed in a piecemeal fashion.  Our network of associations with excellence in each of their fields, bringing all aspects of data together, provides incredible value to members.  This model is unique globally, and with the future being increasingly data-driven, we are thrilled to be leading the way,” said Stephen Porges, Chief Executive Officer of AADL.  

The Australian Alliance for Data Leadership (AADL) is a network of Associations with the common thread of data and customer experience, representing the essential functions of datadriven business.  

Associations within the AADL network associations include:

  • Association for Data-driven Marketing & Advertising (ADMA),
  • Institute for Analytics Professionals Australia (IAPA), 
  • Data Governance Australia (DGA); and
  • Digital + Technology Collective.   

For more information, please visit https://aadl.org.au.

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