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Media Release - ACS appoints Rupert Grayston as interim CEO

Thursday, 8 October 2020

ACS, the professional association for Australia’s technology sector, today announced Rupert Grayston has been appointed as interim CEO, effective immediately.

Mr Grayston joined ACS in July 2018 as Director of Professional Standards & Assessment Services. In this role, he has reviewed and reformed a number of operational functions within the organisation.

“I’m excited to be leading ACS during this interim period as we undertake the search for a new CEO,” Grayston said.

“My experience in association management and strategy, as well as a thorough working knowledge of the dynamics of membership organisations, puts me in a strong position to look after the professional home for Australia’s ICT sector.”

His appointment to the role of interim CEO follows the departure of Andrew Johnson, who finished yesterday after nine years with ACS, including six as Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Grayston has made a long standing contribution to the ACS and has extensive experience in association management, governance, membership organisations and strategy. His last role was with the Australian Property Institute where he set new directions for national structured learning programs for property professionals. He also worked as a senior executive for over 10 years with Engineers Australia, a peak professional body of over 200 staff and 100,000 members.

The global search for ACS’ permanent CEO is continuing.



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. More than 50,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. ACS exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. ACS strives 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.