Vawdrey's promotion comes after serving as chief operating officer of the company for two years.
Nuix chairman and co-founder Dr Tony Castagna said Vawdrey had made a significant contribution to the company's Australian and international operations as COO.
"He has established strong relationships with our employees, customers and partners,” said Dr Castagna. “He has grown the company’s customer base, expanded our geographic presence, strengthened business processes to support operations, and introduced an enterprise level focus for global sales and delivery.
Vawdrey has more than 40 years’ international experience helping private and public bodies to embrace technology.
Before joining Nuix, Vawdrey was corporate senior vice-president and president of Fujitsu Limited Global Business Group, where he led Fujitsu’s international operations and was responsible for the company’s IT products and services.
Before that he held various country, regional and headquarter executive roles in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific and Japan for Fujitsu, NCR and AT&T GIS.
“Since joining Nuix, I continue to be impressed by the incredible power and unique capabilities of Nuix software and its ability to address some of the world’s most difficult data and security challenges,” said Vawdrey.
"It is rewarding to know that we can really make a difference and I feel honoured and privileged to lead the Nuix team to realise our full potential. Nuix will continue to be an increasingly valuable business and technology partner for our customers while being an employer of choice across all of our operations."