Bell Gully partner Wayne Hudson is the new president of the New Zealand Software Association (NZSA).
Wayne has been advising technology companies for over 20 years, and has been a board member of the NZSA since 2001.
"NZSA is there to help New Zealand software companies succeed," said Wayne. "My challenge is to ensure that we offer the right services, support and partnerships to achieve that goal."
"The Government's Information and Communications Technology Taskforce has set an ambitious target to grow 100 new ICT companies, each earning $100 million per annum, by 2014," said Wayne.
"With this development underway, it is vital that the software industry speaks with a strong and common voice in the coming year."
Wayne Hudson joined Bell Gully in 1980 and became a partner in 1987. He currently leads the firm's communications, technology and media practice.
He advises owners and entrepreneurs on the acquisition and sale of technology businesses and the establishment of joint ventures. and frequently advises start-up technology companies on the protection of intellectual property and appropriate corporate structures.
Wayne also advises on e-commerce and the internet, preparing and negotiating ISP and portal agreements, content provider agreements, "click-wrap" licensing, online terms and conditions, and web-hosting agreements.