CEO announcement

25 March 2015

The Chair of AeRO, Rob Cook, has announced that Dr Markus Buchhorn has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of AeRO.  The appointment follows an international recruitment process that attracted a very strong field of candidates.

AeRO – Australasian eResearch Organisations – is a group that cooperates to deliver national services to eResearchers. The AeRO membership is looking forward to working with Markus in furthering the objectives of AeRO in this era of change.

Markus comes to AeRO with a stellar background in the eResearch and university IT services arena.  He has a PhD in astrophysics, is a former university IT director and has worked on the development of Australia’s national e-Research infrastructure for over twenty years.  He is also a Board Member of the Open Knowledge Foundation Australia.

For over fifteen years Markus has worked with the Asia-Pacific research and education community through APAN (Asia Pacific Advanced Network). During 2007-2010 he was involved in the establishment of Intersect, the regional eResearch service provider in NSW and an AeRO member.

Markus has an impressive record of delivering the services that give researchers the power to compete with the best in the world in their fields. Markus is looking forward to driving AeRO to become an even more significant and effective organisation.

Markus will be attending a number of eResearch events throughout 2015, so please take the opportunity to introduce yourself and welcome Markus to AeRO.