The CEO of the Australian Computer Society (ACS), Dennis Furini, is to leave the industry body in May 2007.
Furini, who has been at the helm of the industry body since 1999, is to retire.
During his term of office Furini has overseen the formation and growth of the ACS Foundation, of which he is honorary secretary and has served as CEO to four ACS Presidents, the ACS said.
In a statement Furini said after a life dedicated to work, more consideration towards his own life and family was needed.
“By May I will have served as the ACS CEO, with pride, for some seven and one half years,” he said. “I believe that I leave the organisation in a much stronger position as it was when I joined in September 1999."
ACS President Philip Argy said Furini had been an important figure within the ACS and the nation’s ICT industry.
“Widely acknowledged for his expertise, industry initiatives and passion for ICT, we are undoubtedly going to miss Dennis and his contributions to the ACS. With over three decades of dedication to the industry, Dennis is revered by his colleagues an industry legend,” he said.
Previously, Furini’s worked for 10 years in senior management with Sydney Water where he earned a reputation for strong leadership, effective management, quality focus, communications and customer skills, the ACS said.
ACS CEO to retire
By Staff Writers on Feb 8, 2007 3:32PM