ACS appoints new CEO

Bruce Lakin, formerly of Symantec, Veritas and Toshiba to take up the role

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has appointed Bruce Lakin as the new CEO of the industry body, taking over from interim CEO, Sam Burrell.

Burrell will return to his former position as ACS general manager, finance & business services.

Lakin, who has been senior director for Symantec Asia Pacific & Japan, managing director of VERITAS Software and general manager of Toshiba, will help push a “service ethic” at the ACS.

“Bruce’s strong community service orientation as Assistant Governor of a Rotary District and President of Pittwater Rotary Club will be of significant value in promoting a service ethic within the ACS,” ACS chairman, Kumar Parakala said in a statement.

“His commitment to the community is commendable and is another reason why he was a stand-out candidate for the position.”

Lakin said that initial areas of focus in the new role will include public issues such as the National Broadband Network, Australia’s Digital Economy, ICT skills development and careers, Green ICT and e-Security.

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