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March 11-13, 2001  |  The Taj West End Hotel  |  Bangalore, India

Neville Joseph Roach AO

Chairman, Fujitsu Australia Limited

Date of Birth: 16th November, 1938


  • BA (Honours) University of Bombay, India, majoring in Economics and Political Science
  • Fellow, Australian Computer Society (FACS)


Appointed Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) on Australia Day, 2000 for service to business especially in the IT industry and as a contributor to the development of Australian Multiculturalism.

Career Details:

  • New India Assurance Company Limited 1959 - 1965
  • IBM Australia Limited 1965-1980
  • Fujitsu Australia Limited 1980-
    o Managing Director 1989-1997
    o Chairman and Chief Executive Officer 1997- 2000
    o Chairman 2000 -


  • Fujitsu Australia Limited
  • Fujitsu ICIM Limited (India)
  • Fujitsu Asia Private Limited (ASEAN Region)
  • Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (CEDA); Vice-President, NSW
  • Special Broadcasting Services (SBS); Deputy Chairman
  • NRMA Building Society
  • OneSteel Limited
  • University of New South Wales (UNSW) Foundation


  • Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) (1994-96)
  • National Multicultural Advisory Council (1996-1999)
  • Council for Multicultural Australia
  • Business (Migration) Advisory Panel
  • Intelligent Island (Tasmania) Board
  • Australia-India Business Council (AIBC)
  • (Convenor) Australia India Information Industries Business Network (AIIIBN)

Australian Government

  • CRC (Co-operative Research Centre) Committee (1992-2000)
  • Trade Policy Advisory Council (1996-1999)
  • Australia-Singapore Joint Information and Communications Technology Council

Memberships, other

  • Victorian Premier's Multimedia and Communications Task Force (1994-1999)
  • UNSW and University of Sydney, Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) Advisory Council
  • Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG) Multicultural Advisory Committee (1996-2000)
  • Japanese Studies Centre for Teaching Development Advisory Board, Macquarie University, Sydney

Academic Appointments:

  • Executive in Residence, AGSM
  • Adjunct Professor, National Graduate School of Management (NGSM), Australian National University (ANU)


  • Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation (ASOCIO) 1/1/1999-31/12/2000


Mr Roach is married, has three children and six grand children. He has a love of all sports - especially cricket, and Sumo wrestling.


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