Edward Mandla’s career spans three decades in business intertwined with making voluntary contributions to the broader community. Edward has held leadership roles in Australian and multinational organisations culminating in a holding a variety of Board positions, mainly in high growth companies. He continues as General Manager in Mandlason Search, leading with research and headhunting techniques to help organisation secure the talented people within their markets. For more details on Edward’s background, seewww.linkedin.com/in/edwardmandla
Edward has sat on a number of federal government ministerial task forces and mentored young entrepreneurs under the Step Up Program. He has advised on technology policy and is a former President of the Australian Computer Society where he was made an Honorary Life Member in 2007. Edward is Vice President of the Consensus Australia Technology Association and also a judge at the annual Consensus Software Awards.
Edward has written columns for “The Australian”, “The Sydney Morning Herald”, “The Age”, ”The Daily Telegraph” and a number of magazines. He has also made numerous radio and television appearances.
Academically, Edward has a distinguished record. He received a First Class Honours Degree in Commerce from the University of New South Wales majoring in Information Systems. He won the 'Datec Prize' for best honours thesis about Information Systems Techniques used for Commercial Applications. He was also awarded the first University Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Information Systems.
As a keen sportsman, Edward is the 2012 and 2013 Australian Masters category Olympic Weightlifting Champion as well as a current NSW Masters Record Holder.
Elected as a Councillor in 2012, Edward is passionate about providing civic leadership, creative thought and an interface between the residents of Sydney and Council. He brings a problem solving, common sense approach to public office.