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Media release

Josh Griggs confirmed as

ACS Chief Executive Officer

Interim confirmed as permanent


19 June 2024


ACS, the professional association for Australia’s technology sector, today announced Josh Griggs has been appointed as permanent CEO effective 1 July after serving six months in an interim capacity.


Helen McHugh, ACS President said: “Josh has impressed the Management Committee with his focus on realigning ACS to deliver value to members and build on the organisation’s position as the voice of Australia’s ICT professionals.


“Since stepping into the role following the retirement of previous CEO Chris Vein, Josh has maintained the momentum around ACS’ transformation while reviewing our activities and priorities. I’m looking forward to working with Josh in coming years as we enter an exciting period for Australia’s ICT profession,” said Helen.


Josh Griggs, ACS Chief Executive Officer said “I’m incredibly proud to be joining ACS as its new CEO.


“The ACS team and I are passionate about supporting Australia’s tech professionals throughout their career and I look forward to working closely with government and the tech industry to address the big issues of our time: AI, skills, and cyber security.”


Josh joined ACS as interim Chief Executive Officer in December 2023 after a long career in the Australian and global IT and telecommunications industry that has seen him serving as a CEO, Managing Director and Vice-President at organisations including Optus Business, Alphawest, and data centre operator Metronode.




Further information

Troy Steer

Director of Corporate Affairs and Public Policy

M – 0417 173 740

E – troy.steer@acs.org.au 


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 www.acs.org.au for more information.