CEO of AIMIA to depart as association restructures

Sarah Homewood
By Sarah Homewood | 4 August 2014
AIMIA chief executive David Holmes.

Australian digital industry association AIMIA is being restructured in a move which sees CEO David Holmes leave after just 10 months in the role.

As part of the restructure, Holmes will move into an advisory capacity at AIMIA while taking on a new job at digital media business, Hostworks.

In a statement released this morning AIMIA Chairman Tim O'Neill said: "David was brought on late last year to evaluate the changing needs of the industry and to work with the board to set a strategic direction for the association. All existing programs have been assessed and after consultation with members and key industry stakeholders, new programs have been added and existing programs refined. The Board is excited about the speed of transformation and thanks David for his work so far."

The restructure will place more heads in each state chapter to run local initiatives such as mentoring, internship and education programs. These programs are aimed at addressing the acute skills shortages brought on by increased demand for digital talent.

State presidents and representatives will take on a greater role working with the industry, government and educators in each state, supported by new program managers on the ground.

“AIMIA’s membership base continues to grow, and with this restructure, we’re taking a decisive step to support the overall growth of the association and focus funds and resources where they are needed most,” said O’Neill.

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