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Tech Council of Australia’s founding CEO to leave role in February

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Tech Council of Australia CEO Kate Pounder will step down from her role on February 2.

In a statement on Monday, the organisation praised the outgoing CEO (pictured) for her role in launching the TCA and raising its profile “as a critical industry body and raising the profile of the tech sector in Australia.”

Pounder leaves the role in order to limit travel commitments and remain in Canberra “as she supports a family health related matter” according to the statement.

The search for a replacement is underway while Head of Public Policy Ryan Black assumes the role of acting CEO.

“Over the last three years Kate has worked tirelessly to ensure that the tech sector has a strong and unified voice on the national stage,” said chair Robyn Denholm.

“She has built a formidable team, bringing together policy, advocacy and building a large and diverse member ecosystem.

“The Board thanks Kate for her contribution and looks forward to her remaining a close ally of the sector.”

The TCA’s founding CEO described her role as the highlight of her career.

“I hope to continue to champion the industry in a personal capacity and look forward to watching the organisation grow and continue its impact by elevating and championing our incredible tech sector,” Pounder said.

Picture: credit

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