After an 18-month stint as the CEO of the Australian Computer Society (ACS), Chris Vein is stepping down to due to personal and health reasons.

His last day with ACS will be 31 December 2023.

“As I step down from my role as CEO, I cannot help but be proud of the transformational journey we have shared,” said Vein.

“While I may be leaving, the spirit of innovation, indeed of transformation that defines ACS, will continue to propel us forward.

“I am excited to see what will be accomplished and will always cherish the memories and lessons from this remarkable chapter.

Vein joined ACS in July 2022, having moved from the US to Sydney for the role.

ACS President Nick Tate thanked Vein for his service to the organisation.

“I am personally very sad to see Chris go, and I would like to thank him for his extraordinary hard work and commitment over his time with us.

“His vision has positioned ACS well to better serve both the Society’s members and the wider Australian technology community.”

“ACS is greatly indebted to him and I wish Chris all the very best for the future.”

Tate said ACS would now commence the search for a new CEO “to guide ACS through the next part of its journey.”

When Vein joined ACS, he told Information Age he planned on enjoying every last minute of his time in Australia.

“I understand that life is a gift and it can be taken away at a moment's notice," he said.

“And I intend not to waste one minute of it.”