The founding CEO of The Tech Council of Australia (TCA), Kate Pounder will step down from the role after three years at the end of next week.
TCA chair Robyn Denholm paid tribute to Pounder for launching and cementing the lobby group as a critical industry body and raising the profile of the tech sector in Australia.
“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,” she said
“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.”
Pounder said the role at the TCA has been the greatest of her professional career.
“I feel so incredibly privileged to have led this organisation for the past three years,” she said.
“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 has resigned in order to limit her travel commitments and remain in Canberra as she supports a family health-related matter. Her final day is February 2.
The hunt for a new CEO is underway. Ryan Black, the TCA’s Head of Public Policy will act as CEO in the interim.