Chairman of the Perspecta Board, Former Chairman and CEO, DXC Technology Company
Mike Lawrie has served as chairman of our Board of Directors since the launch of Perspecta in May 2018. From April 2017 through December 2019, Lawrie served as chairman of DXC Technology Company (DXC). Lawrie previously served as the president and chief executive officer of DXC from its formation in April 2017 through September 2019, and president and chief executive officer of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) from 2012 through March 2017. He served as a member of CSC’s board of directors from February 2012 to March 2017 and was appointed in December 2015 to serve as chairman of the board of directors.
Prior to joining CSC, he served as the CEO of U.K.-based Misys plc, a leading global IT solutions provider to the financial services industry, from November 2006 to March 2012. Lawrie also served as the executive chairman of Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, Inc., from October 2008 to August 2010. From 2005 to 2006, Lawrie was a general partner with ValueAct Capital, a San Francisco-based private investment firm. He also served as CEO of Siebel Systems, Inc., an international software and solutions company, from 2004 to 2005.
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 to 2001, Lawrie 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, Lawrie served as general manager of industries for IBM’s business operations in Asia Pacific, based in Tokyo. He is a Trustee of Drexel University, Philadelphia.
Lawrie was chosen to serve as chairman and as a director on our board because of his familiarity with our business, due to his prior role as chairman, president and CEO of our former parent DXC, his extensive experience as a director and executive officer for other public and private companies, and his extensive experience in finance, IT, software solutions and corporate operations.