Stephen Porges has been appointed CEO of the Australian Alliance for Data Leadership to provide data leadership, advocacy and governance to Australian businesses.

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 data-driven business.

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

The newly appointed CEO brings more than 30 years of domestic and international experience across finance, technology, real estate, digital & traditional media, and scientific environments.

Porges is the former CEO of Aussie Home Loans,  Newcastle Building Society, SAI Global and Proteome Systems, and chairman of Advara Limited, the world’s first universal cloud-based land registration platform developed with the land registry industry. He also consulted for LJ Hooker,  following the departure of Grant Harrod in January of 2017.

The Alliance says his strong understanding of the machinations of the C-suite, government and risk management requirements are key to the role AADL and its associations play in the industry.  

“It is a unique time across all industries as businesses see a continued increase in customer expectations alongside the exponential growth in data,” says chairman, Steve Brennen.

“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.”

Porges role as CEO follows in the wake of the appointment of Steve Sinha as COO and acting CEO, who boasts almost 30 years of media strategy, management & director experience including at Saatchi & Saatchi, WCRS, Clemenger Sydney, Carat Sydney, Frontline Media UK, OMD, 303Lowe and Media Operations Transparency.

“We are grateful to Steve Sinha who demonstrated strong capabilities in stepping up to oversee the Associations in the interim,” Brennan said. “We look forward to navigating our next phase of growth to enable the success of Australian businesses and the economy.”

“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.

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