Mr Steve Davies

Position on Council:

Council appointee and Deputy Chancellor

Present occupation:

Executive Consultant, IBM

Academic qualifications:

BSc (Honours) in Computer Systems Engineering

Summary of previous experience

Steve Davies is IBM Australia's leader responsible for the operations of the GBS Client Innovation Centre in Ballarat, Victoria. The Client Innovation Centre delivers a broad range of application services to both corporate and government clients.

Steve has an extensive background in the IT industry and specifically in the development, enhancement and support of business critical applications and real-time command and control systems. Roles have included software engineer, software configuration manager, development team lead, solutions architect, project team lead, project manager, program manager, project executive, site executive and client innovation centre leader supporting clients across industries as diverse as defence, telecommunications, utilities, mining and oil and gas.

Recent roles within IBM include National Testing and Environment Services Leader, Application Services Leader for Western Australia responsible for building a services delivery capability in a growth market, Delivery Centre Leader providing leadership and up-line management for an organisation delivering application services to a major client in the telecommunication industry, and Platform Lead on a large greenfields operational support systems development for a new national telecommunications corporation.


  • IT strategy development
  • Organisation and people management
  • Program and project management

Steve is also a member of the University's Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Infrastructure Committee, Nominations Committee, Senior Appointments & Remuneration Committee, and a member of Federation College's P-TECH Steering Committee.

Particular areas of expertise / interest

  • Information and communications technology
  • National Broadband Network
  • Multiculturalism
  • Leadership and management

Professional body membership

  • Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK)
  • Project Management Institute (USA)