About Us

Industry Professor Association Inc (Registration: IA39976) is a non-profit Incorporated Association having been granted status as a legal entity under the Queensland Associations Incorporation Act 1981 and adopting the Model Rules as outlined by the Queensland Government’s Office of Fair Trading.


The current facilitators and executive committee of INDPA who are working to establish the association are:

Philip Baskerville – President LinkedIn

Phil Baskerville brings significant strategic senior management experience to his role as CEO of INDPA. Fresh from working as Business Advisor and Head of School at Southbank Institute of Technology and having been recognised by the Chair Award for Outstanding Innovation, Phil brings the drive and the skills necessary to build INDPA’s foundation and vision. Drawing on his extensive academic studies with a Masters in IT at University of Queensland and Bachelor of Education and combining it with his peer acknowledged skills in project planning/management, coaching, business analysis/strategy, change management and strategic planning, Phil is well equipped for the demands of the CEO role.

Peter Baskerville – Secretary LinkedIn

Peter Baskerville is a Quora Top Writer for 2013 – 2018. He is working on this century’s paradigm shift in education that will deliver eminently affordable education to all via the tools & distribution of the Internet. He is an author of the book: FAQ Basic Accounting Concepts and a teacher and educational resource developer at TAFE, Queensland Brisbane. Peter has started, managed & sold over 30 ‘bricks & mortar outlets’ in retail and hospitality

Gavin Lai – Chief Technical Officer LinkedIn

Gavin brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of driving technological innovation and digital transformation across industry-leading organisations like Accenture and Siemens. His expertise spans enterprise technology consulting, software design and development, and the cutting-edge realm of generative AI applications.
Armed with a PMP (Project Management Professional) certification from PMI (Project Management Institute), a Master’s degree in Software Engineering, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Gavin possesses a rare combination of technical mastery, strategic vision, and project management leadership. He has consistently demonstrated the ability to translate complex business challenges into scalable, future-proof solutions that drive operational excellence and competitive advantage.

Maggy Saldais – Chief Editor LinkedIn

Maggy Saldais has over 25 years’ experience as an editor and over-writer. In that role, she has worked for a diversity of public and private sector clients on tasks that range from environmental impact statements, through technical and statistical reports to marketing brochures, web content, catalogues and self-published books. Her freelance career followed a successful decade in government, where she liaised with engineers and architects at a senior level. She has also written a number of educational texts, some of which have been best sellers and/or won major publishing awards. Maggie won the prize awarded by her university to its top female postgraduate when she completed her MA (English literature).