Board of directors

Carl Holden

Carl Holden MSAE AACS
Chairman of the Board

Carl Holden's first foray into computing was in the 1970s, maintaining CP/M based equipment running Microasis software.

He is very passionate about technology and "making a difference".

Mr Holden serves as Chairman of the Board, heads up Safecoms' automotive division and jointly (with Mr Burton) runs the consulting division.

Outside of Safecoms, Mr Holden also serves as Managing Director of Holden Dynamics Pty Ltd, a firm he founded in 1987.

In addition to his commercial activities, Mr Holden has undertaken a wide range of pro bono service over the years, for a variety of industry bodies, including Open Source Industry Australia Ltd (OSIA: 2010 to 2013) and The Oaks Chamber of Commerce (2000 to 2016, which he founded).

Mr Holden is a Member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and an Associate of the Australian Computer Society. He also maintains professional membership in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM, USA), the Armed Forces Communication & Electronics Association (AFCEA, USA), the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) and the Information Security, Audit & Control Association (ISACA).

Jack Burton

Jack Burton BSc FACS CP
Director & Company Secretary

Jack Burton has been involved in commercial computing since 1989, beginning in Fortran programming and later database design, leading—after interludes in sales management & management consulting—to ICT management and eventually computing consultancy.

He is well known throughout the Australian computing profession and in particular within the Australian open source software industry.

Mr Burton serves as Director & Company Secretary, heads up Safecoms' secure cloud services division and jointly (with Mr Holden) runs the consulting division.

Outside of Safecoms, Mr Burton serves as Director of Saosce Pty Ltd, a firm he founded in 2002.

In addition to his commercial activities, Mr Burton has undertaken a large amount of pro bono service over the years, for a variety of computing-related industry bodies & professional socieities, including Open Source Industry Australia Ltd (OSIA: 2007 & 2010 to 2016), OpenSA Inc. (2009 to 2013) and the Australian Computer Society Inc. (ACS: 2007 to 2013).

Mr Burton holds a Bachelor of Science from Monash University and is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society, Certified Professional. He also maintains professional memberships in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM, USA), the American Society for Quality (ASQ, Software Division), the Information Technology Professionals Association (ITPA, formerly SAGE-AU) and the Telecommunications Association (TelSoc).

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