CompTIA Community - ANZ

Get Involved 

Network with business leaders to discuss opportunities and challenges, gain insight into the direction of our industry, and help shape the technology channel of tomorrow. CompTIA Community membership in Australia and New Zealand includes belonging to the CompTIA Community - ANZ.

If you’re not a member, join here or contact us at [email protected] for more information.

Join an Interest Group

Members of the CompTIA Community - ANZ can choose to get involved with one or more interest groups dedicated to an important technology industry topic. Interest group members participate in initiatives, provide thought leadership and work together to solve common business problems. Current CompTIA Community - ANZ interest groups include:

  • Cybersecurity: Focused on helping tech businesses strengthen and build a cybersecurity strategy
  • Emerging Technology: Focused on identifying business use cases for transformative technology solutions
  • Managed Services: Focused on sharing best practices and business strategies for managed services providers

CompTIA Community - ANZ members can log into the member portal and opt in to participate in interest groups.

What We Stand For

The CompTIA Community - ANZ supports and advances the tech industry and business community in the region. We help our members build and expand their businesses while growing tomorrow’s thriving ANZ IT channel.

How We’re Making an Impact

We create an environment where CompTIA Community - ANZ members can collaborate, exchange ideas and network with peers in the industry to foster business success. We are building the ecosystem of tomorrow that will drive stronger business outcomes and more profitable ANZ technology businesses. To do this we focus on these key objectives:

  • Educate our members on best practices to grow and manage a technology business.
  • Provide networking opportunities for members.
  • Provide thought leadership, guidance and insight for our members.
  • Establish ourselves as the primary independent certification body for technology.
  • Contribute to philanthropic activities for underrepresented groups in technology.


Every regional group is guided by an executive council, made up of leaders chosen from the regional group by members. The executive council, which includes a chair and vice chair, collaborates with the CompTIA Community to establish the regional group’s priorities, initiatives and strategies.


David Norris


Managing Director,
Nortec IT

Maria Armstrong

Maria Armstrong

Vice Chair

Community Engagement Manager,

Stu Applegate VC Cyber Jan 2024

Stu Applegate

Director, IT Nation International,

Scott Atkinson

Scott Atkinson


Gerardo Barranquero

Gerardo Barranquero


Dean Calvert Calvert Technologies

Dean Calvert

Calvert Technologies

Nick Clift

Nick Clift

Professional EOS Implementer,
EOS Worldwide

Scott Green

Scott Green

Aportio Technologies

Warwick Grey

Warwick Grey

Sales Director,
Entek Limited

Debbie Ireland NZ

Debbie Ireland

Managing Director,
Digital Workplace Results

Aaron Jacobs Sophos

Aaron Jacobs

Senior Global Solutions Engineer – MDR & IR,

Kelly Johnson

Kelly Johnson

Director of Sales ANZ,

Ryan Spillane

Ryan Spillane

Chief Executive Officer,
360 Consulting Pty Ltd

Kareem Tawansi Solentive

Kareem Tawansi


Shaun Witherden

Shaun Witherden

VP Business Development, APAC,

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