NEVILLE ROACH – CHAIRMAN EMERITUS
Neville Joseph Roach AO is Chairman of the Advisory Board for Australia and New Zealand of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). He is an Honours Graduate of the University of Bombay, majoring in Economics and Political Science.
He is also a Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society.
He worked for IBM from 1965 to 1980 and Fujitsu from 1980 to 2004, serving as CEO and Chairman of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand from 1989 to 2000. He is currently Chairman of FNS Pty Ltd and TCSM Pty Ltd, both subsidiaries of TCS and of Collaborative Services Network Pty Ltd.
He was Chairman of AIBC from 2000 to 2006.
He is a member of the Indian Prime Minister’s Global Advisory Council of Overseas Indians. He is also a member of the Australian Government’s Advisory Panel on Positive Ageing (APPA) and Patron of the UNSW node of the Australia India Institute and the Australian Chapter of India’s peak IT industry association NASSCOM.
He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2000 for his contribution to business, especially the IT industry and for the development of Australian Multiculturalism. In 2008, he received the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award, India’s highest honour for Overseas Indians from the President of India.
He is married and has 3 children and 8 grandchildren.
His vision for the Australia – India relationship is that it should be of mutual benefit and be founded on mutual respect. He believes that both countries need to give significantly higher priority to the bilateral relationship that they do at present.