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ACS Week in Review: 5 December 2014

Friday, 05 Dec 2014

ACS recognises volunteers on International Volunteer Day, awards Honorary Life Membership, appoints new Fellows

The Australian Computer Society has today launched the ACS Volunteer Recognition Program as a way of paying tribute to the more than 200 volunteers who work tirelessly to keep Australia’s professional society for the ICT sector running.

This program will see one volunteer featured each quarter with a video profile and written interview. ACS President Brenda Aynsley OAM paid tribute to the efforts of ACS’ volunteers in a video filmed on International Volunteer Day – click here to view.

“The ACS simply could not exist without the support of our volunteers. These are professionals who freely give of themselves, often having to spend significant time away from their homes and families, in order to advance the profession.”

ACS announces Andrew Johnson as new CEO

Australian Computer Society (ACS) President Brenda Aynsley OAM today announced the appointment of current ACS Chief Operations Officer Andrew Johnson to the role of Chief Executive Officer.

“It is a testament to the strength of the Society that for the first time in our almost 50 year history, we are able to elevate one of our own to the role of CEO. Andrew joined the ACS in October 2011 as General Manager for Strategic Initiatives and was appointed COO in March 2013. In that time he has overseen continued growth of the Society and spearheaded the development of a suite of products which have enhanced the Society’s position in the ICT professionalism space.”

“I am confident he will ably lead the Society as we build towards our 50th anniversary in 2016.”

Ms. Aynsley also paid tribute to CFO Kim Finch, who has held the role of CEO whilst an executive search was undertaken.

“Kim has done a great job of leading the Society through this transition. I want to extend my thanks to her, as well as the thanks of the staff and volunteers. Managing an organisation in transition is always a challenge, and Kim has met that challenge head on.”