Robert Barnes, Higher Logic

Born PNG, raised Darwin (NT), lives in Sydney.

Has been known to talk under wet cement with a mouth full of marbles about Associations, Engagement, Community & Culture.

He volunteers for The Smith Family as a mentor and recently raised $20,000 for them by riding a motorcycle around Australia.

Rob’s first association job at 19 years old was with Surf Life Saving Australia and has he has been a CEO, COO and General Manager over the last 30 years in Australia, New Zealand and the US.

Rob received his CAE credential in 2020 through the American Society of Association Executives.

As country manager for Higher Logic, Rob guides a local team of 15 to deliver success for over 170 membership organisations throughout the APAC region.

13 October


Stream One

10:00 – 10:45

Building a Business Case for Digital Transformation

Robert Barnes, Higher Logic


Strategy Stream

4:15 – 5:00

Strategies for Creating a Culture of Innovation & Change

Panel: Rob Barnes, Higher Logic, Paul Ramsbottom, ASI, & Michelle Lelempsis, Causeis

Session Times

Day One

Day One