Intersect CEO Ian Gibson to step down

COO Marc Bailey will take up position

Doctor Ian Gibson (left).

Doctor Ian Gibson (left).

The founding CEO of Intersect Australia, Doctor Ian Gibson, is due to step down in late April 2015 after six and a half years.

“The decision has not been made lightly but it is the right time for me to hand over the reins to the next generation of leadership to take Intersect to the next level,” he said in a statement.

According to Gisbon, Intersect’s 12 university members contribute approximately 30 per cent of Australia’s university research output.

Gibson will remain involved with Intersect in a consulting role for strategic projects.

Intersect COO Marc Bailey will step into the position of CEO on 1 May, 2015. Bailey joined the company in 2014 and was previously the CIO at Macquarie University.

In February, Intersect invested $1.5 million in the National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (NeCTAR) Research Cloud.

The money was used to add 4500 CPUs. There is now a total national capacity of 32,000 CPU cores.

The NeCTAR Research Cloud allows researchers around Australia to host websites, databases, virtual labs, applications and online tools. In addition, the results can be shared with other researchers via the cloud.

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