SAUG Executive Council | March 2019


  • Damien Bueno

    President and Managing Director

    As President and Managing Director for SAP Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), Damien Bueno is responsible for all customer operations across the market. He joined SAP in 2007 and has worked with some of Australia and New Zealand’s largest organisations, across multiple industries, driving strategic and meaningful outcomes at SAP and in regional leadership roles prior. Most recently as Vice President for Strategic Industries and Markets, SAP ANZ, where he pioneered a co-investment model with the Australian Government, to better support it with its digital engagement with citizens.
  • David Shields

    Corporate Solutions Manager

    David has worked in the electricity industry for over 25 years, and has practical hands on experience in Asset Management and Business Management. He has a long history of implementation and ongoing management of maintenance management systems and processes. In recent years, he has been the key Subject Matter Expert on a major SAP implementation at Hydro Tasmania. In early 2015, David joined the Information, Process and Systems Group within Hydro Tasmania establishing a new Corporate Solutions Team aimed at enabling the business to work smarter and more efficiently by simplifying corporate systems, automating repetitive business processes and supporting complex decision making.
  • Matthew Perry

    Orora Australasia
    Chief Information Officer & SAUG Chairperson

    Matthew is a globally experienced CIO, coach and business leader, who recently left DuluxGroup to accept the CIO role at Orora Limited. His experience includes multiple finance, sales, marketing, manufacturing, data management, BI, ERP, CRM and HRIS solution implementations, the regionalisation of services, application harmonisation exercises, (in, out, off & on) (re)sourcing solutions, as well as numerous infrastructure projects, all across multiple industries, geographies and cultures. Through his unique experience in architecture, sport and technology, Matthew has developed a pragmatic, empowering and visionary leadership style. Fortunate enough to hold various domestic, regional and global roles and based in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Singapore, Mexico and the USA, Matthew has delighted in helping to build commercially focused and agile IT organisations. After many years away, Matthew is rediscovering the delights of Melbourne, and the coffees of Hawthorn.
  • Peter Makris

    Co-Founder & Director of Enterprise Delivery

    Peter is a Co-Founder and the Director of Delivery at Xinja. He is a proven executive leader of strategic transformational change. His background includes roles at NAB, Telstra Digital and Accenture. His experience spans consulting, strategy, start-ups, technology, core banking and digital. Peter has worked at Xinja since its inception in May 2016 and has been the driving force in delivering its technology roadmap including the implementation of SAP for Banking.
  • Andy Derrick

    Orora Australasia
    Head of IT Change & Compliance

    Having developed a career through the traditional IT route in various IT Director and General Manager positions across both infrastructure and applications and within numerous vertical environments worldwide, Andy realised that change is not just a given and change frameworks are only part of the picture. Currently Head of IT Change and Compliance at Orora, his goal is to drive cultural awareness and ability to change across the organisation from hire to retire such that when change strikes, as it inevitably does, individuals are already painlessly riding the wave of change, swiftly moving across a shallow valley of despair whilst singing the tune of successful change to all.
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