There’s a new face in the nation’s capital, following the appointment of Mirela Ramic as ACS Canberra’s new Territory Manager.

Ramic comes to the role from her previous position as ACT Relationship Manager with Chartered Accountants ANZ, and has prior experience in the education, private training and tech space.

Despite only being in the role for just over two weeks, she is already excited to see where she can take ACS Canberra.

“I want to expand the relationship that we have with federal and local government,” she told Information Age. “I’d also like to look at opportunities with some of the up and coming organisations which are larger now and based here, but are getting some sort of international presence.”

With ACS Canberra’s membership now at around 2,000, Ramic is hoping she, and her team, can offer more to each individual member.

“I definitely want to make sure that we’re increasing the level of engagement with members and to ensure that we’re relevant,” she continued.

“If I could be in a position where every single member knows exactly how we are relevant for them, then I would feel like I have done my job.”

“That’s a really big ask – so even if we increase the percentage of that engagement and are able to make sure that we’re more targeted with the delivery of what we’re doing here locally, that’s what I want to achieve.”

On an industry level, she is excited to tackle some of the challenges posed by the ICT sector, particularly its high-speed and dynamic nature.

“I’ve worked in other sectors that are maybe a little slower to adapt, but I feel like ICT is the leader in terms of innovation, transformation and disruption.

“There’s no time to be laggard in this industry and that’s what I like about it.”

One of Ramic’s first flagship events will be, in its 25th year, the annual ACS Canberra Conference to be held on 4 September at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra. Tickets are available here.