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ACS Turmoil Continues As Chief Executive Steps Down

SYDNEY: Australian Computer Society CEO Andrew Johnson has resigned after some years in the post. He gave no public reason for his departure, but his move follows months of turmoil at ACS HQ, much of it concerning moves by the leadership to make the ACS a more commercially-oriented outfit.

That plan brought vigorous opposition from some members including long-timerĀ  Roger Clarke. This resulted in a court case which saw annulment of a vote at an extraordinary general meeting in October last year to convert the ACS to a company limited by guarantee.

The judge hearing the case ruled that the vote was invalid because of a number of irregularities, and that the meeting was not constitutional, because many members had not been properly informed of it.

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