CSC has appointed 30-year IT veteran Gavin Larkings as its new president of Australian operations to replace the outgoing Nick Wilkinson.
The former Commonwealth Bank of Australia and EDS employee will commence the role from 6 April.
In a statement, CSC chief executive officer, Michael W. Laphen praised Wilkinson for achieving growth in the company’s target verticals.
“He has also continued the enhancement of our reputation in service and project delivery performance for our clients,” Laphen said. “We thank him for his leadership of our Australian team over these past two years, and I look forward to announcing his new assignment in the near future.”
The CEO went on to state Larkings’ overseas experience, in Europe and at the Harvard Advanced Management Program, made him “ideally suited” to the Australian lead role.
“His background will play an important role in helping clients focus on restructuring operations and business transformation initiatives as they capitalise on the recovery of the economy.”
Earlier this week, BlueScope Steel gifted CSC a four-year contract renewal for the delivery of IT services.
The deal is an extension of an arrangement that goes back to May 2000 and involves CSC providing the resource giant with consulting, applications development, systems integration, end user services and disaster recovery.
In December, CSC netted an $8 million contract with the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) to provide mainframe and network communications services.
The contract runs until 2013 and is an extension of an existing arrangement, plus the implementation of a new disaster recovery system.
In June, financial services giant AMP entered into a revised $150 million outsourcing contract over six-years with CSC, with the option for additional services to a total of $300 million.
And in May, the Western Australia Police entered into two five-year IT service contracts with CSC for application support and consulting services.