Lawrie, currently CEO of UK-based financial services software firm Misys, will also join CSC’s board of directors, effectively immediately.
CSC also appointed current board member Rodney Chase non-executive chairman of the board. That appointment will take effect when Lawrie assumes his non-board posts.
CSC said Lawrie will drive CSC’s growth plans for the healthcare IT market and also focus on cybersecurity and cloud computing.
Lawrie has served as executive chairman of healthcare information technology firm Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, which was formed through a merger of Misys’ healthcare division with Allscripts.
Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions later merged with healthcare IT firm Eclipsys.
Lawrie also was general manager for IBM’s business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and previously managed IBM’s business in the Asia-Pacific region.