Communications Alliance CEO Anne Hurley has been elected as president of the National ICT Industry Alliance (NICTIA) for 2008.
As president, Hurley will chair the two-monthly meetings of the Alliance and act as its prime spokesperson.
Hurley said the timing of her appointment was most fortuitous because ICT had recently assumed an unprecedented level of public interest in Australia and the industry needed to take full advantage of the opportunity.
"NICTIA brings together all of the major national ICT industry bodies under a single umbrella," Hurley said.
"Therefore we can pool our expertise to ensure the industry has a strong voice in encouraging the initiatives required to build Australia's ICT capabilities."
Hurley acknowledged the role of outgoing president Tony Hill and the other NICTIA members in helping to deliver the 10-year strategic vision for development of the Australian ICT industry which NICTIA released earlier in the year.
"By using that vision statement as the basis for further collaborative programs, I believe NICTIA can play a crucial role in promoting ICT as a central driver of Australia's economic and social growth," Hurley said.
The National ICT Industry Alliance comprises representatives from industry, professional, user and technology development organisations across the Australian Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector and is dedicated to the development of Australia's ICT industry. Details at www.nictia.org.au