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Statement on the passing of Ian Birks

Statement on the passing of Ian Birks


Sydney, July 28: It is with great sadness that the ACS recognises the passing of Mr Ian Birks, former CEO of the Australian Services Roundtable and the Australian Information Industry Association.

ACS President Brenda Aynsley made the following statement on behalf of the organisation.

“Ian was an incredibly well liked and respected leader in the Australian ICT sector. His determination and commitment to technology helped him achieve great things throughout his career, and his achievements as CEO of the AIIA and the ASR are well recognised.”

“The thoughts of everyone here are with his family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time.”


Further information

Thomas Shanahan, ACS, 0449 902 130


About the ACS

The ACS is the professional association for Australia's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. Over 20,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. The ACS exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. The ACS strives for ICT professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on ICT and related matters. Visit for more information.