ACS has announced its new CEO, following an extensive global search.

Chris Vein will take over from interim CEO Rupert Grayston on 9 May.

Vein brings extensive innovation and digital transformation experience to the role, having held previous positions including Partner, Global Government Digital Transformation at PWC Australia; Chief Innovation Officer for Global ICT Development at the World Bank; and Deputy United States Chief Technology Officer for Government Innovation at the White House.

ACS President Dr Nick Tate acknowledged the work of outgoing interim CEO, Rupert Grayston and thanked him for stepping into the role 17 months ago.

“I would like to express my deep gratitude to Rupert Grayston, on behalf of everyone on the ACS Management Committee, for the professional and exemplary way in which he has guided ACS during this transition period.”

Currently based in California, Vein will relocate from San Francisco to Sydney for the role.