Intel Aussie head becomes new AIIA chair

The Australian Information Industry Association appointed a new board and chair yesterday.

The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) appointed a new board and chair yesterday.

Former chair of the AIIA, Data#3 managing director John Grant, stepped down from his role after three years sitting in the hot seat for the organisation. Intel's Australian and New Zealand general manager Philip Cronin was elected to the post.

"I am very pleased to have the opportunity to lead such a prestigious organisation as the AIIA and thank the board members for their support. With the current national focus on the future success of the [National Broadband Network] and related applications, I believe that the AIIA has the credentials and charter to represent its members' needs and reinforce its position as the voice of the digital economy," Cronin said in a statement.

Kee Wong of e-Centric Innovations was appointed as deputy chair, while John Stockbridge, director of Brookstone Technologies, will continue as treasurer.

The board, now 25 per cent female, also had some new blood, with Microsoft Australia's managing director Tracey Fellows, Infosys Australia and New Zealand CEO and managing director Jackie Korhonen, EMC Australia New Zealand and South East Asia president and CEO David Webster, as well as e-Centric's Wong joining.

Telstra group managing director Enterprise and Government Nerida Caesar and Smartnet director Suzanne Roche were appointed to their seats by the board.

The 10 other members staying on this year are:

  • Warren Anderson, group vice president Asia Pacific, Gartner Australia
  • Glen Boreham, CEO and managing director, IBM Australia and New Zealand
  • Paul Brandling, vice-president and managing director, Hewlett-Packard South Pacific
  • Philip Cronin, general manager, Intel Australia and New Zealand (chair)
  • John Grant, managing director, Data#3 Limited (immediate past chair)
  • Bob Hayward, chief technology & innovation officer, CSC Australia & Asia
  • Alan Noble, engineering director, Google Australia
  • Tom Stianos, CEO, SMS Management & Technology Limited
  • John Stockbridge, director, Brookstone Technologies (treasurer)
  • Rod Vawdrey, CEO, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand.


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