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ACS refuses to specify reasons for change but appoints Sam Burrell as interim CEO

Kim Denham has left her position as CEO of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) with the organisation refusing to clarify the reasons for her departure.

ACS general manager of finance and business services, Sam Burrell, has been appointed interim CEO.

The industry representative body's chairman, Kumar Parakala, wished Denham well in her future endeavours but refused to say whether or not she was made redundant, citing privacy reasons.

“It’s business as usual for ACS; people and staff will come and go. We will continue to focus on what we all set out to do and we have a very capable team of general managers,” Parakala said.

The ACS chairman said he was pleased with Burrell’s temporary appointment, and that he was welcome to apply for a more permanent position as CEO if one was made available.

“I think it’s entirely up to him. I think he would be very highly regarded by many people,” Parakala said.

But Burrell downplayed the likelihood of him taking on the role permanently.

“To be the CEO of the ACS you need to be a professional member of the ACS and I’m not an IT person so it’s unlikely that I’d be putting my hand up,” Burrell said.

Denham did not respond to requests for comment by time of publication.


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