CSC’s newly appointed president and chief executive officer Mike Lawrie officially began his post yesterday, March 19. Lawrie, who has been a member of CSC’s board of directors since February 7, succeeds Michael W. Laphen, who retired as the company’s chairman, president and chief executive officer on March 19.
“I am eager to begin leading CSC and continuing to engage with our clients, partners and nearly 100,000 employees around the world,” said Lawrie. “There is great potential within CSC to improve operational and financial performance, while continuing to develop and deliver leading edge services and solutions to make our clients’ successful. I look forward to getting started as we build on our heritage, capabilities and client base to achieve the performance and the value CSC is capable of attaining.”
Prior to CSC, Lawrie held several executive positions within federal services, healthcare and software industries. He was CEO of UK-based Misys plc, a leading global IT solutions provider to the financial services industry, executive chairman of Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions and CEO of Siebel Systems. Previously, he spent 27 years with IBM where he held various leadership positions, including senior vice president and group executive, responsible for sales and distribution of all IBM products and services worldwide
Two other notable appointments at CSC include Rodney F. Chase, a current director on the company’s board who will become non-executive chairman and David Barram, a current director on the company’s board, who has been appointed by the board as chairman of the audit committee. Chase and Barram’s appointments were effective March 19.