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ACS appoints Josh Griggs as interim CEO

Professional Society appoints interim Chief Executive as executive hunt commences

18 December 2023   


ACS, the professional association for Australia’s technology sector, today appointed Josh Griggs as interim Chief Executive Officer to take effect from Wednesday 20 December, 2023, to allow a handover with outgoing CEO Chris Vein who resigned earlier this month and concludes his appointment at the end of this year.


ACS President, Dr. Nick Tate, FACS CP, welcomed Josh Griggs’ appointment saying: “ACS greatly appreciates Josh taking on the interim CEO role. His IT and telecommunications background gives him a deep perspective into the opportunities and challenges which face ICT in Australia.


“His recent experience in business transformation was a key reason for ACS bringing him on board as the organisation continues with its journey to deliver better value to its members and the wider Australian technology community through the ACS strategic plan developed by CEO, Chris Vein, and the ACS Management Committee.


“All of us at ACS look forward to working with him for the next few months while we embark on an extensive search for a permanent replacement.”

Josh joins ACS after a long career in the Australian and global IT and telecommunications industry that over the past 25 years has seen him serving as a CEO, Managing Director and Vice-President at organisations including Optus Business, Alphawest, and data centre operator Metronode.


ACS has commenced an extensive search for a permanent CEO through the global, specialised talent solutions firm, Robert Half Executive Search. ACS’ operations will continue as usual at the resumption of work on January 8.


Further information

Troy Steer

Director of Corporate Affairs and Public Policy

M – 0417 173 740

E –

About ACS

ACS is the voice of Australia’s technology sector, representing over 47,000 technology professionals across all industries and across the nation.


Our members work in industry, education, government, and the community delivering the digital services that drive the nation and provide the high-skilled jobs of today and tomorrow.


ACS works to grow the technology sector while making sure IT professionals act ethically, responsibly, and in keeping with the best interests of not only their employers, but the wider community.


Through our network of branches in every state and Territory, our innovation labs, education programs and our history of over fifty years, ACS works to help all Australians be part of the nation’s highest growth sector. Visit for more information.