Former CSC chief executive, George Bell, has joined Newport Capital Group as its non-executive chairman.

Bell's background incorporates a strong history of ICT sector experience and knowledge, previously maintaining senior management roles with IBM Australia and CEO roles with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) including CSC Australia, CSC Europe and CSC Asia.

He will be based in Canberra but will travel throughout Australia, and will work closely with Newport's team, including its founder and managing director, Lou Richard.

"I am very much looking forward to working with George Bell, and to gaining the benefit of George's well-informed counsel, as I work with my team to expand and enhance Newport's market position. After 24 years managing Newport, I will appreciate George's insights and fresh ideas," Richard said.