AUSTRALIAN Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Ray Sputore has announced the resignation of CEO James Pearson.

Mr Sputore said James will end his tenure with ACCI on 9 March 2021 and commence his new role as CEO of the City of Joondalup in Western Australia that same month.

“James can be proud of his contribution to Australia’s business community throughout one of the most challenging times in our history,” Mr Sputore said.

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“James has been a strong and influential advocate in achieving significant business support outcomes that have resulted in continued employment for many people in small business.”

Mr Pearson said he was proud of ACCI’s achievements during the past five years.

“The ACCI team is dedicated and effective. We have accomplished a lot together with our members and, most importantly, delivered for Australian business,” Mr Pearson said.

“It’s been an extraordinary time and our network has been tested through drought, bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic.”

ACCI has represented our members with passion and pride; and our impact reflects the importance of small and medium enterprises and family businesses to the economy and the community.”

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