CSC Appoints Mike Lawrie as President and CEO

CSC has appointed Mike Lawrie as president and chief executive officer and will join the company no later than March 31, 2012. Lawrie succeeds Michael W. Laphen, 61, who previously announced his plan to retire as the Company’s chairman, president and chief executive officer. The CSC board of directors also announced today that Rodney F. Chase, a current director on the company’s board, has been appointed non-executive chairman of the board of directors, effective upon Lawrie’s start as president and CEO.  Lawrie has also been appointed to CSC’s board, effective immediately. Lawrie is currently chief executive officer of UK-based Misys plc, a global leader of IT solutions for the financial services industry publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange.

Lawrie has extensive global experience in the IT and software industry including 27 years at IBM where he served as senior vice president and group executive with responsibility for sales and distribution of IBM’s products and services worldwide. Additionally Lawrie was general manager for IBM’s EMEA business, which included operations in 124 countries and more than 90,000 employees at the time. Prior to that, he was general manager of industries for IBM’s business operations in Asia Pacific. While chief executive officer at Misys, Lawrie helped drive significant growth in shareholder value and client satisfaction through an innovative strategy, positioning Misys as a leader in the financial services application software industry. His leadership in transforming global enterprises and driving operational excellence across complex organizations will help CSC achieve its strategic business objectives.

Lawrie has been a long time champion of innovation, including advocating the development of the world’s first fully open source, standards-based health information exchange solutions. Lawrie also served as the executive chairman of Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, Inc., an industry leader in electronic health record solutions and was instrumental in the transformational merger of Misys’ Healthcare division with Allscripts, and its subsequent merger with healthcare IT solutions provider Eclipsys. His emphasis on innovative healthcare and improving patient care will help drive CSC’s strategic growth plan in the healthcare IT market.

9-Feb-2012 17:31:33