The board of SIBA|GITA has announced the appointment of Danika Bakalich as general manager to the association.
Ms Bakalich, who took over her new role on 1 March, has over the last 20 years successfully participated in and led global standards initiatives across various sectors including the digital economy, information management, electronic commerce, economic development, mining and civil infrastructure.
Ms Bakalich has led strategic development initiatives with both private and public sector organisations across several regions including Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific.
Ms Bakalich’s professional experience has been in shaping and implementing government policy, governance and operational frameworks, workforce development strategies, development of industry standards, communications strategies for industry and driving global market outcomes for enterprises.
Prior to joining SIBA|GITA, Ms Bakalich held positions including as acting CEO and deputy CEO, SkillsDMC; CEO of the Information Technology Contractors Association (ITCRA); ICT and Digital Economy Policy Advisor to a Commonwealth Minister; regional director for the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) covering the European and Asia Pacific Regions; and head of talent and skills with the Brisbane Economic Development Board, Brisbane Marketing.
The appointment of Ms Bakalich enables SIBA|GITA to expand the range of services provided to members, and take a more active role in commenting on government policy and other relevant areas. Ms Bakalich will be attending the Brisbane site of the Locate21 Conference, being held 29 March – 1 April.
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