ISTQB International Software Testing Qualifications Board

ANZTB Associate Members


Nathan Bligh

Nathan is an IT professional and a highly effective and efficient Test Manager specialising in Verification and Validation.  He is the Director of “Informatech – Specialist IT Testing”, based in Canberra, which provides testing services for complex and challenging projects. Since commencing his testing career he has been involved in some of the largest programs of work undertaken in the Southern Hemisphere and continues to deliver robust and mature testing solutions.

Nathan has a sound understanding of technical concepts and immerses himself in the projects he works on to gain an understanding of their architecture, their operation, and what they are trying to achieve.  Having led major programs of work to successful quality outcomes, Nathan has received numerous awards including an Australia Day Award, various citations, and assorted personal and team commendations.

Nathan has completed a number of academic qualifications including a Bachelor of Technology, a Diploma of Project Management, and also holds all ISTQB® Advanced Level Test Professional certifications. Nathan is currently completing a Masters of Information Technology specialising in Computer Networks and Network Security and has desires to complete a PhD with a focus on testing.

Roan O'Connor

Roan O’Connor is a Senior Test Consultant, with more than 10 years’ combined experience in Quality Assurance, Process Improvement and Software Testing.  Over the course of his career, he has worked in a variety of organisations, primarily in the Banking (Retail and Investment) and Insurance industries.  He applies core testing principles to all that he does and is a keen supporter of process improvement and delivering the best value to his customers; identifying and ably communicating opportunities at all levels. He practically applies his knowledge of testing to tailor methodologies and practices, to suit the situation, whilst ensuring that quality is not compromised.  Roan is based in Perth.

Ronak Panchal

Ronak is an ISTQB® Certified Advanced Test Manager who has ten years' experience in IT.  During his career in software testing, Ronak has worked on a wide range of technologies in the banking and travel domains.  He has worked on various sized projects for some high profile international customers in Auckland, Pune, Zurich, London and Singapore.

Ronak is passionate about testing and the ongoing improvement to the testing process. 

Currently Ronak contributes to the testing community in Auckland through assisting with SIGiST's, promoting testing as a career, and mentoring junior test analysts.

Steve Toms

Currently a Workday Test Manager in the United Kingdom, Steve has worked in Software Development for 30 years. His experience as a developer in the defence industry was a solid foundation for his subsequent testing roles. More recently Steve has had many key test consulting roles across Finance and Media.

Steve has been a member of the ANZTB for over ten years, having served as Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Training Provider Liaison Officer.  He has also been an active participant at ISTQB® level.

Steve holds the ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Manager Certificate in Software Testing and is located in London.