New ACS chief executive officer Josh Griggs. Photo: ACS

ACS (Australian Computer Society) has appointed Josh Griggs as permanent CEO effective 1 July 2024 after serving six months in an interim capacity.

Griggs took on the role following the retirement of previous CEO, Chris Vein, at the end of 2023.

“I’m incredibly proud to be joining ACS as its new CEO,” Griggs said.

“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.”

ACS President Helen McHugh said Josh had impressed the organisation’s Management Committee with his focus on delivering value to members and building on the organisation’s position as the voice of Australia’s ICT professionals.

“Since stepping into the role 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.

Griggs 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 serve as a CEO, managing director and vice-president at organisations including Optus Business, Alphawest, and data centre operator Metronode.

The article was first published in ACS Information Age.