CSRA, a provider of IT solutions to government organizations, announced that Mike Lawrie will resign as chairman and as a member of the board.
CSRA chairman Mike Lawrie to resignStaff writer | Falls Church, Va., USA | Monday June 27, 2016 4:15AM ET
READ MOREMr. Lawrie He was appointed to CSC’s Board of Directors in February 2012 and joined CSC as President and Chief Executive Officer on March 19, 2012. He came to CSC from UK-based Misys.
Prior to Misys, Mr. Lawrie was a general partner with ValueAct Capital from 2005 – 2006. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Siebel Systems from 2004-2005.
Mr. Lawrie also spent 27 years with IBM where he rose to Senior Vice President and Group Executive, responsible for sales and distribution of all IBM products and services worldwide.
From 1998-2001, he was General Manager for IBM’s business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, which included operations in 124 countries and 90,000 employees.
Prior to that, Mr. Lawrie served as General Manager of Industries for IBM's business operations in Asia Pacific, based in Tokyo. He is currently the lead independent, non-executive Director of Juniper Networks and is also a Trustee of Drexel University, Philadelphia.
Mr. Lawrie holds a B.A in History from Ohio University and an M.B.A from Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Nancy Killefer, who currently serves as CSRA's Lead Independent Director, has been elected to succeed Mr. Lawrie.
Ms. Killefer is Director Emeritus at McKinsey & Company, Director of the Advisory Board Company and Avon Products, and Vice Chair on the Business Defense Board.
Ms. Killefer served as senior partner of McKinsey and Co. until her retirement in 2013. At McKinsey, she served a multitude of consumer, retail, health care and other companies in roles of increasing responsibility over the span of more than three decades.
Ms. Killefer served as the founder and managing partner of McKinsey's Public Sector practice and on the Shareholders Committee, the firm's governing board, where she chaired the People Committee.
She also served on the company's Professional Standards Committee, the Client Service Risk Committee, and the Director's Review Committee.
Ms. Killefer earned a Master of Science in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Vassar College. ■