Community Involvement

Andre has been involved in a number of representative and lay leadership roles with various organisations. His primary interests in this area are leadership, diversity, the Jewish community and education.

Jump to community: IT industry, Jewish Community, Diversity & Equality, Higher Education, University & Students, School, Scouts

IT Industry

  • Vice-Chair IEEE Australia Council, 2017-2018
  • Chair, Distinguished Visitor Program Committee, 2017
  • Student Paper Contest Chair, IEEE Victorian Section, 2016
  • Vice Chair (Awards and Recognition), Membership and Geographic Activities Board, IEEE Computer Society, 2015-2016
  • Membership Development Officer, IEEE Victorian section, 2014- present
  • Region 10 GUOC Coordinator, Membership and Geographic Activities Board (MGAB), IEEE Computer Society, 2014-2015
  • Chair of the Student Awards Committee, IEEE Computer Society, 2014-2015
  • Vice-Chair of the Student Awards Committee, IEEE Computer Society, 2013
  • Member of the Student Awards Committee, IEEE Computer Society, 2012-2014
  • Country Coordinator Australia and New Zealand, IEEE Computer Society, 2012, 2013
  • Immediate Past Chair, Computer Society Chapter of the IEEE Victorian section, 2012-2014
  • Nominations Committee member, IEEE Victorian section, 2011
  • Chair, Computer Society Chapter of the IEEE Victorian section, 2010, 2011
  • Vice Chair, Computer Society Chapter of the IEEE Victorian section, 2009
  • Committee member, IEEE Victorian section, 2009-2011

Jewish Community

  • Councillor on the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (2014-present)
  • Executive Member of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (2014-present)
  • JCCV Representative for the North Eastern Jewish Center, 2012-2015
  • ZCV Alternative Representative for the North Eastern Jewish Center, 2012-2015
  • Participant in the Jewish Professional Network of the World Jewish Congress, 2013
  • Presenter at the World Jewish Congress Assembly in Hungary, 2013
  • Member of the Board of Management of the North Eastern Jewish Center, 2012-2013
  • CEO of the Online Hate Prevention Institute, 2012-present
  • Participant in the ROI & AJF 2012 Gathering
  • Director of the Community Internet Engagement Project, Zionist Federation of Australia 2009-2011
  • Conference Co-Chair, Online Antisemitism Working Group (Global Forum to Combat Antisemitism), 2011
  • Alternative Delegate, Jewish Agency Assembly, 2011
  • Alternative Delegate, Va’ad Hapoel, World Zionist Organisation, 2011
  • President’s Conference participant, 2011
  • Invited observer, World Jewish Congress Board of Governors, 2011
  • ROI 6 Summit participant and pitch presenter, 2011
  • Workshop Presenter, American Jewish Committee’s Access 20/20 Weekend
  • American Jewish Committee Global Forum Participant, 2011
  • Inter-parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism, Member of the Experts Forum & Presenter for the Hate on the Internet Working Group, 2010
  • Expert for the Italian Parliamentary Inquiry into Antisemitism, 2010
  • ROI 5 Summit Participant and Presenter, 2010
  • Global Forum to Combat Antisemitism, Working Group Co-Chair, 2009-present
  • ROI 3 Summit Participant and Presenter, 2008
  • Legacy Heritage Fellow, 2007-2008
  • Post-Holocaust and Antisemitism seminars, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, participant & presenter, 2007-2008
  • Global Forum to Combat Antisemitism, presenter, 2008
  • UK representative at the 14th Young Jewish Leadership Diplomatic Seminar (2006, Jerusalem)
  • Board of Deputies of British Jews (UJS Deputy) (04-05)
  • Union of Jewish Students (National Secretary) (04-05) (National Executive Committee, Constitutional Sub-committee)
  • Lancaster JSOC Co-Chair (03-04), Education Officer (04-05), Chair (05-06)
  • UK delegate to WUJS congress 2005-2006
  • CEO of Israel and Zionism on the Web see the about page
  • Participant at ZF’s “From Fear to Freedom” seminar (examining international terrorism)
  • Delegate at UJS Annual Conference 2003 and 2004
  • Delegate at UJS Spring Conference 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Participant at UJS APET 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Hineni Youth and Welfare (Melbourne): Secretary, Senior Leader & Leader taking grades 3&4 (1999) (Special responsibilities: Security for St Kild Shule during Hineni activities, purchasing and resource control)
  • Completed Hillel Institute’s Leadership Program (1999)

Inter-Faith, Multiculturalism and Diversity

  • Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) Youth Committee (Observer) 2013-2014
  • Lancaster University Chaplaincy Centre Management Committee (2003-2006)
  • National Holocaust Memorial Day, Lancaster organising committee (part of NCBI Lancaster)(2004-2007)
  • Lancaster District Diversity Festival Steering Group member (Festival Steering Group (Chair), Publicity Committee, Diverse (Festival News Paper) Co-ordinator, Religious Groups & Interfaith Event organising committee member)
  • Worlds Aids Day 2005 Lancaster Event at Priory Church (invited speaker on behalf of the Jewish Community)
  • LUSU (Students’ Union) Religious Societies Steering Group Chair(2004-2007)
  • Wyre Borough Council Holocaust Memorial Day 2005 (invited speaker)
  • NUS Mature Students Conference 2005 (Invited speaker on QAA and NPC)
  • International Student Festival 2006 (Invited speaker on International Postgraduate Students)
  • National Postgraduate Committee Conference 2006 (Invited speaker on International Students)

Higher Education Sector


  • Honorary Life Membership of Societies Union, Lancaster University, December 2007-present
  • University Court (AGM 04, EGM 05)
  • University Senate (03-04)
  • Graduate School Committee (04)
  • Graduate Student Association Vice-President (03-04)
  • Graduate Student Association Education and Welfare Sub-Committee (Convenor) (03-04)
  • LUSU Academic Council (03-04)
  • Societies Council (2003-2006)
  • LUSU Societies Management Committee (2004-2005)
  • Societies Union Executive Committee (2005-2007)
  • Member of the Students’ Union Committee on Reform of the union (2003-2004)
  • Lancaster University Students’ Union Council (03-05) (Graduate Student Rep)
  • CAKES Team (Computing Department PhD Social and Seminar organising committee)
  • Honorary Life Member of the CSSE Student Club (2002 to present)
  • Student Rep (for Clayton Campus) on the Board of the Faculty of Information Technology (2002)
  • Student Rep (for undergraduate students) on the Faculty of Information Technology’s Education Board (2001)
  • Honours Year Rep for Computer Science to school of CSSE (2002)
  • 3rd Year Rep for Computer Science to school of CSSE (2001)
  • President of the CSSE student club 2000
  • Co-Founder of the SCS (later CSSE Student Club) 1999
  • 1st Year Rep for Computer Science to school of CSSE (1999)
  • Mutvision Executive Committee (Student Television) (1999-2000)

“Union Council Resolves: 2. To thank Andre Oboler for the thousands of hours of work he has done himself.” Union Council Resolution (passed), Meeting of December 8th 2005


  • President of the Scopus Chess Club (1995-1996)
  • Organiser (and teacher) of Junior Primary Chess Program
  • Producer 3MS Student Radio / Management Team (1996 – 1998)
  • Director of Visual Projections (1997, 1998)
  • Senior Video Crew member (1997, 1998)
  • Assistant Stage Manager (at Melbourne Convention Centre) (1998)
  • Out Reach Leader (1997)
  • School Camp Leader (took year 7)
  • Shabbaton Leader (took year 7)
  • Completed Year 10 Leadership program
  • Completed Year 11 Leadership Seminar


  • Patrol Leader
  • Jamboree Patrol Leader, 16th Asia Pacific Jamboree
  • Assistant Troop Leader
  • Secretary Saxon Venturer Unit
  • Treasurer Saxon Venturer Unit
  • Joey Scout Helper (leader’s assistant)
  • Completed District Leadership Training Course

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