Shove leaves CSC Australia post for Asia

Former Asia chief George Bell retires

Australian president of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) Mike Shove, is leaving his post in Sydney after being promoted president of the company's Asia group.

Effective from December 1, 2007, Shove replaces George Bell, who is retiring. Shove will be based in Singapore and will be responsible for the company's operations and clients in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam.

Shove will be replaced in Australia by Nick Wilkinson, who currently serves as vice president of chemicals, energy and natural resources for CSC's global outsourcing services organisation.

Both Wilkinson and Shove will report directly to CSC chairman, president and chief executive officer Michael W. Laphen.

Laphen said Shove has proven his ability to grow revenue, enhance profitability, increase customer satisfaction and grow the company's client base through significant local wins.

He said Shove's experience and track record make him ideally suited to take on an expanded role in Asia.

Moreover, Laphen said Wilkinson possesses the broad skills and global experience to lead CSC's Australian operations.

"His natural resources and defence sector expertise will further strengthen our efforts to expand in key vertical industries," he added.

Before assuming his current position in 2003, Shove was vice president of enterprise business solutions for CSC in Australia.

In this role, he was responsible for the integration of all applications services business into one integrated delivery organisation.

He joined CSC in 1999 through the company's acquisition of GE Capital IT Solutions. Previously, he worked for Digital Equipment Corporation. He holds an HND in Business from Kingston University, London, in the UK.

Prior to his current role supporting key clients like DuPont and Shell, Wilkinson was global account executive for CSC's United Technologies Corporation account and earlier served as the CSC account executive for BAE Systems' Military Aircraft and Support Services Group.

Before joining CSC, he spent 10 years as a logistics officer in the British Royal Air Force. He has a bachelor's degree with honors in politics and economics from the University of Manchester and an MBA degree from the Business School of the Open University, both of the United Kingdom.

CSC has approximately 87,000 employees and reported revenue of $14.9 billion for the 12 months ended March 30, 2007.

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