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Mark Toomey
Leading Advisor
ISO/IEC 38500 expert
Standards development

Mark Toomey advises business and technology leaders on corporate governance of information technology, and the use of ISO/IEC 38500.

He is a strident campaigner for improved governance of IT as a key enabler of success for IT investments and risk reduction for IT operations.

Mark is available to assist any organisation, anywhere in the world.

Mark Toomey is the founder, chief executive and principal consultant for Infonomics.

Mark is recognised as one of Australia’s leading independent advisors in corporate governance of information and communication technology, with over thirty years experience in planning and delivering IT solutions that enable business performance, and eight years of specialist experience in Governance of IT.

He is deeply involved in development of  standards relating to corporate governance of information technology.  His roles include:

  • Member of Standards Australia committee IT-030, which develops Australian Standards for Corporate Governance of Information Technology.

  • Member of the ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7 Study Group which managed the fast-track adoption of AS8015 as ISO/IEC 38500.

  • Member of the ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7 Workgroup 1A, which will continue the work of the Study Group.

  • Member of the ISO/IEC JTC1 Study Group which is developing recommendations for future control of standards relating to governance and management of Information Technology.

Mark is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is a graduate of the Company Director's Course.

He is also a Senior Member of the Australian Computer Society, and deputy chair of its IT Governance Committee.  In this capacity he works with the society to develop individual, organisational and government awareness and competence in the field of IT Governance.

Mark is the author of “The Director’s IT Compass” – a practical guide to asking questions about IT for company directors and executives, and has spoken extensively on the topic of IT Governance, for the Australian Institute of Company Directors and many management and IT interest groups in Australia and internationally.  He has also lectured on IT Governance at Melbourne University and several other leading academic institutions.

Mark Toomey

Prior to directing his energies to the governance arena, Mark gained extensive experience as:

  • Director of planning at a pioneering Australian IT firm;

  • Associate Consulting Director at global consulting firm DMR.

  • Chief Architect at National Australia Bank

  • Year 2000 Project Director and then Governance Consultant at Telstra.


Mark Toomey is periodically quoted in the press.  Recent references include: