The Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA) has elected a new national president, Simon Goodrich.

Goodrich is the managing director of Portable and formerly president of AIMIA Victoria.

“The next few years will see digital become more prevalent in our daily lives, the roll out of high speed broadband and the continued adoption of digital services by all facets of business. I am keen to see AIMIA play a part in this and provide greater opportunities for our members to participate in this growing economy,” said Goodrich.

The appointment comes after former president Guy Gadney stood down.

“AIMIA runs the longest-standing digital media awards in the world, runs the most events of any digital media organisation in Australia, and has the best and most engaged group of members I have ever met.  It has been a privilege to work with AIMIA CEO John Butterworth and the Board to build up AIMIA.  I am confident that Simon has exactly the sort of energy that’s needed to take AIMIA to the next level,” said Gadney.