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ACS announces new Chief Executive Officer

Global search sees US-based tech professional appointed

21 March 2022 – For immediate release

ACS, the professional association for Australia’s technology sector, today announced Chris Vein has been appointed the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer.

“I am very pleased to announce the ACS Management Committee has appointed Chris Vein as ACS CEO following an extensive search,” ACS President, Dr. Nick Tate, FACS CP, said today.

Mr Vein is scheduled to commence from 9 May and will take over from interim CEO, Rupert Grayston.

Along with having been Partner, Global Government Digital Transformation at PWC Australia, his previous roles have included Chief Innovation Officer for Global ICT Development at the World Bank; Deputy United States Chief Technology Officer for Government Innovation at the White House; City CIO and Executive Director, Department of Technology for the City and County of San Francisco; and the Assistant Executive Director for Marketing, American Psychological Association, Practice Directorate.

Chris has been a member of ACS for over four years and is currently based in California but will be relocating to Australia in coming months.

Dr Tate concluded: “I would like to express my deep gratitude to Rupert Grayston, on behalf of everyone on the ACS Management Committee, for the professional and exemplary way in which he has guided ACS during this transition period.”




Further information

Troy Steer

Director of Corporate Affairs and Public Policy

M – 0417 173 740

E – [email protected] 


About ACS

ACS is the professional association for Australia's technology sector. ACS members work across business, education, government, and the community delivering the digital services essential to the nation’s prosperity and security. 


ACS exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. ACS strives for technology professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on technology and related matters. Visit for more information.