Mr Douglas Elix, AO

Retired Senior Vice President and Group Executive of IBM Corporation


Biography

Doug Elix retired from IBM in July 2008. He was senior vice president and group executive for IBM’s worldwide sales and distribution operations, covering 170 countries and $95 billion of products and services. Prior to that he served as senior vice president and group executive for IBM Global Services where he was responsible for the worldwide operation of IBM’s Services business and its 170,000 professionals.

Doug is an Australian, and from 1969 to 2000 held a number of positions with IBM in Australia and overseas.

He has served on the boards of the Australian Information Industries Association and the Australian Institute of Management, was a member of the Business Council of Australia, and a member of the Prime Minister's National Information Services Council (NISC). He was a member of the board of directors of the Royal Bank of Canada for ten years, until retiring in March 2011, is Chairman of the Board of the Australian Independent Schools USA Foundation, a member of the Board of The Queen Elizabeth II September 11th Garden, and is Chairman of the Advance Global Advisory Council.

In June 2006, Mr Elix was awarded the rank of Officer of the Order of Australia (AO).