Mal Bryce AO. BA. Hon D.Tech. FAICD.
For most of his working life Mal Bryce has been engaged in developing companies, communities and public policy to harness the power of new technology. His career has focused in particular upon the competitive advantage to be achieved for companies and communities from the effective application of ICT. In the last 25 years Mal has worked as a cabinet minister, company director, corporate manager and senior consultant.
During the 1980’s he established;
- Australia’s most successful Technology Park, at Bentley in WA
- The Western Australian Small Business Development Corporation
- The Western Australian SciTech Discovery Centre
- Australia’s first Government Department of Computing and Information Technology
- The Institute for Science and Technology Policy and the Chair of Biotechnology at Murdoch University
- The public policy that revolutionised Regional Development in WA.
Throughout the 1990s Mal was a leading Australian pioneer in the development of the Internet Industry and the application of the Internet to business, government agencies and communities. He was the architect of Australia’s first online community in Ipswich and he led the team that implemented Australia’s first community driven e-Commerce Project. These projects are captured in his 2010 book “Australia’s First Online Community”. He was also the director of the project team, which established a new contemporary campus of the University of Queensland in Ipswich.
He is former:
- Deputy Premier of Western Australia
- Director of Bank West
- Executive Chairman of the Australian Centre for Innovation and International Competitiveness
- Chairman /director of six science-based companies based in Australia and the USA
- Member of the Prime Minister’s Science and Engineering Council
- Management Consultant with Deloitte Ross Tohmatsu
- Foundation Co-Chairman (1989) of the Australian Greenhouse Information Service (Melbourne)
- Chairman of the Western Australian Technology and Industry Advisory Council
- Chairman of the Governing Council of Perth Central TAFE
- Chairman of the WA ICT Industry Development Forum
- Chairman of the WA Tele-Centre Advisory Council.
- Director of Yilgarn Infrastructure Ltd.
After a lifetime of involvement with the ICT Revolution and Innovation, Mal is a regular Keynote Speaker and strategist in this field. He was admitted as a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 1990. He was Chairman of iVEC, Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at Curtin University, a member of the Australian eResearch Infrastructure Council and Chairman of the Pawsey Super Computer Project.
In August 2012 Mal was awarded the Pearcey National Medal and admitted to the Australian ICT Industry Hall of Fame in recognition of a distinguished lifetime contribution to the development and growth of the Australian Information and Communications Technology Industry. In October 2013 he was inducted as a Fellow of the World Academy of Productivity Science.