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Ron Gauci takes over from Rob Fitzpatrick from Monday. Ron Gauci takes over from Rob Fitzpatrick from Monday. Supplied

Transformation specialist Ron Gauci will take over as the chief executive of the Australian Information Industry Association from Monday, replacing Rob Fitzpatrick.

Gauci has more than 30 years of experience in the technology, sports and education sectors, having been the chief executive of Federation Square, Melbourne Storm and Melbourne Polytechnic, the AIIA said in a statement.

Having served as a director on the AIIA board and as the chairman of AIIA Victoria, Gauci is no stranger to the organisation. He has also been the board chairman of Vicsport.

AIIA chairman John Paitaridis said: “Ron’s ability to assess issues and opportunities quickly, identify growth potential, re-energise culture and build profitable businesses has led to several high-profile turnarounds that have cemented his reputation as a transformational leader and change agent.

"He brings strategic rigour, deep commercial acumen and compassion to the challenge of leading people through change.

“Ron is perfectly placed to lead the AIIA and further enhance its standing as the peak representative organisation for the technology industry in Australia.

“Together we can create and sustain an environment that will build Australia’s innovation capability, drive positive outcomes and accelerate growth for AIIA members by increasing their profile, providing access to future skills, networking and new business opportunities."

Gauci is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the University of Melbourne.


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