The Internet Industry Association (IIA) has confirmed a replacement chief executive officer following the impeding retirement of Peter Coroneos on 30 June after 13 years with the association.
Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) communications and public affairs general manager, Steve Burrell, will join the IIA in September after two years with the AICD.
Trained as an economist at the University of Sydney and the Australian National University, Burrell was also a policy adviser in the Federal Treasury.
In a statement, Burrell said that he would be doing his best to make sure that the industry’s voice was "heard clearly" at a Federal Government level in Canberra as well as overseas.
IIA chair, Bruce Linn, said that the Association was at an inflection point in its 15 year development where the complex issues of Internet policy had become centre stage in the Digital Economy.
"Having someone of Steve's experience to fill the large shoes of Peter Coroneos is critical to the associations continued development and that of the industry we serve."
Outgoing chief executive, Peter Coroneos, who led the Association's development of an iCode, a voluntary code of practice for Australian internet service providers to improve cybersecurity for their customers and networks, has not announced where he would head to next but in an interview with Computerworld Australia in February 2011 he said that he would take some time out to "go surfing".
“After this length of time I think it’s good for the organisation to have a renewal and I’m ready to try something else," said Coroneos at the time.
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