Derek Whitehead, OAM, has been Chair of the Australian Digital Alliance since January 2008. He has also been Vice President and President of the Australian Library and Information Association (2007-2009) and chaired a review of Australian domain name policy in 2010-2011.
Derek is the former Director of Information Resources and University Copyright Officer at Swinburne University of Technology, where he was responsible for management of the university library, university information (website, records, and other content), and the Copyright Office.
From 1996 to 1999 Derek was Deputy State Librarian at the State Library of Victoria. In 2002 he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day honours for his contribution to libraries and the internet.