PR2011: Matt Bullock wins 2011 ACT Pearcey Award

PRESS RELEASE Matt Bullock wins 2011 ACT Pearcey Entrepreneur Award

Canberra 15th September 2011: The 2011 ACT Pearcey Entrepreneur Award was presented to Matt Bullock by Senator Kate Lundy, Senator representing the ACT and Parliamentary Secretary Prime Minister and Cabinet, as part of the annual combined ACS and Pearcey Foundation Awards held this evening at ‘The Boathouse’ in Canberra. This award is presented to a person in mid-career who has “taken a risk, is making a difference and inspiring others” in the ICT industry.

Chairman of the Pearcey ACT Committee, Nick McNaughton, commented that: “Matt Bullock is an outstanding entrepreneur who has created an international financial services company based out of Canberra. His company, eWay, has over 9000 merchants using his real time internet based service for secure processing of credit card transactions across New Zealand, UK as well as Australia. Starting his business right out of university, Matt is an inspirational role model for anyone seeking to make a career in ICT and thoroughly deserving of this prestigious award in 2011”.

About the Pearcey Foundation

Founded in memory of Trevor Pearcey, who built Australia’s first and the world’s fourth programmable electronic digital computer, CSIRAC, in Sydney in 1949, the Foundation is a group of concerned individuals encouraging the best and brightest to make careers in the Australian ICT industry. Celebrating its 62nd anniversary this year, CSIRAC is the oldest surviving computer in the world. The Pearcey Foundation’s objective is to reinforce the recognition, knowledge and appreciation of Australia’s ongoing contribution to the development and growth of our ICT professions, research and industry.

For more information on the ACT Pearcey Awards please visit www.pearcey.org.au or call Wayne Fitzsimmons on 0418 382 625


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