Australian Information Industry Association


AIIA’s CEO Rob Fitzpatrick ready to pass the baton

Thursday, 26 Jul 2018

Sydney, Australia -- The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) today announces Rob Fitzpatrick has tendered his resignation as CEO of the peak member body for the ICT industry, effective from 23 November 2018, to pursue a new opportunity in an early stage Australian technology startup.

The resignation was formally accepted by AIIA Chairman, John Paitaridis, who expressed his gratitude for Mr Fitzpatrick’s service to the ICT sector and the association’s members, since joining as CEO in February 2016.

“Rob has served with integrity, passion and resolve for more than two and a half years to successfully further the objectives of the AIIA to represent and advocate for technology-led innovation in Australia’s digital ecosystem,” says Mr Paitaridis. “On behalf of the AIIA Board, members, partners, staff and volunteers, we thank him for his service and wish him all the best in the next chapter of his career.

“The AIIA has never been more critical to Australia’s future. As technology transforms every aspect of our lives, the AIIA’s mission is to work with industry and government to help shape policy and encourage investment and collaboration in Australia with a strategic focus including skills, innovation and digitalisation of the economy,” he said.

“I’m extremely proud of the AIIA and its achievements during my time as CEO,” said Mr Fitzpatrick. “Together with the Board and alongside my team, we put in place a multi-year strategic plan to bring the technology industry together, and drive a policy-focused agenda, build strong and positive relationships with corporate Australia and recognise and support true digital innovation through 25 years of AIIA’s iAwards Program.

“My passion to fuel Australia’s future social and economic prosperity through technology innovation has never been greater and I will continue to be a strong supporter of the AIIA. I am committed to a seamless transition phase over the next few months to ensure my successor and the AIIA have the greatest opportunity for continued success,” he said.

The AIIA Board has commenced the search for a new CEO, and is committed to recruiting an experienced, high caliber leader to continue the important mission of the AIIA.

About AIIA

The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the digital ecosystem. Since 1978 AIIA has pursued activities to stimulate and grow the digital ecosystem, to create a favorable business environment for members and contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity. It delivers outstanding member value by providing a strong voice of influence; building a sense of community through events and education; enabling a network for collaboration and inspiration; and developing compelling content and relevant and interesting information.

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