in brief The Internet Industry Association (IIA) is back on the hunt for a new CEO after Peter Coroneos' replacement, Steve Burrell, had a change of heart on taking up the role.
The IIA announced late last week that Burrell, who was set to start the role this month, would not take the CEO mantel from Coroneos for "personal reasons". Burrell, a Walkley Award-winning journalist, had been heading up communications, media relations and policy advocacy for the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
IIA chairman Bruce Linn said that the board expected to be able to fill the role quickly, based on the high number of quality applicants that originally applied for the position.
"In the meantime, the IIA will continue the momentum of being the voice of internet-based industries. We will continue to work closely with government to develop robust policies covering areas such as cyber-safety, and making the internet a place where both consumers and businesses can conduct transactions with confidence," Linn said in a statement.