Dell Technologies has appointed Leanne Buer as its new country manager for New Zealand, effective Monday November 29.
Previously, Leanne has held various senior leadership roles during her 25 years working in the technology service sector and was most recently a managing director with Cisco.
In the newly created country-based position, Leanne will report to Dell Technologies SVP and managing director for Australia and New Zealand Angela Fox and will be responsible for building even stronger relationships with Dell Technologies customers and partners in New Zealand.
With the company implementing an accelerated focus on digital transformation, Leanne's leadership will support customers and partners through harnessing an industry-leading technology portfolio and a wealth of expertise.
"Leanne's appointment to lead our Dell Technologies business in New Zealand reinforces our commitment to our local customers, partners and team. With a wealth of experience working across the technology sector, Leanne is passionate about the customer and partner outcomes she leads her team to deliver, and the positive impact technology can have on society as a whole. I look forward to working closely with Leanne as we continue to accelerate digital adoption in New Zealand," says Fox.
Leanne has previously shown strong advocacy for the IT industry. She has experience mentoring the next generation of tech leaders and encouraging New Zealand's youth to pursue careers in STEM through her active involvement in the development and delivery of education programs.
She has also displayed a passion for promoting the representation of females in the IT industry and was instrumental in establishing a program to retrain women who had been displaced by COVID-19 disruptions in the essentials of cybersecurity. Over 130 people have already participated in the program, which is now being rolled out in Australia.
In 2018, Leanne was the recipient of the 2018 Women In ICT Achievement award. She was then inducted into the New Zealand Reseller News Hall of Fame in 2019.
Based in Auckland, Buer says she is looking forward to starting her journey with Dell and is focused on delivering robust customer-focused strategies and working with a strong and passionate team.
"I'm excited to join Dell Technologies – its purpose to create technologies that drive human progress really resonates with me. Every person I have met in the company is proud of their contribution and the culture that is Dell Technologies. It's a company that has customers at its core, not an afterthought. This service orientation really drives behaviour and, in turn, results in great outcomes for customers.
"I look forward to bringing New Zealand customers the leading technology they need, via a dedicated and world class local team."