Sonya Sherman


Sonya leads the design of information governance tools for government and regulated industries. With over 20 years’ experience, Sonya is a highly regarded subject matter expert in public records, information access and information governance.

Sonya has held senior public policy and advisory roles, developing legislation and international standards, providing strategic policy advice and implementing sector-wide reforms in areas such as digital transformation, data sharing and open government, in Australia and internationally.

She is a member of the cross-jurisdictional, cross-industry Data Sharing Taskforce convened by the Australian Computer Society (ACS); and a member of the International Organization for Standardization ISO/IEC JTC 001/AG 09 Joint Technical Committee Advisory Group on Data Usage.  Sonya’s passion is helping people create, find, use and share information, for better business and more connected communities. She brings to the Advisory Board a commitment to building partnerships between industry sectors and professional disciplines.

Sonya is a member of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) NSW Council, and former councilor of the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA).  She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Library & Information Studies), a Graduate Certificate in Archives and Records Management, and certificates in electronic records management and advanced public policy development.