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New boss for Adobe ANZ as Chris Skelton departs

Adobe has appointed former Experian ANZ managing director Suzanne Steele as its new ANZ managing director, following the departure of Chris Skelton.

Steele, who will report to Adobe Asia Pacific president Paul Robson, takes up the new job in late November.

Her appointment follows the announcement earlier this week of Skelton’s decision to exit the company after three years in the role.

Steele has been with Experian since 2012, initally as senior vice president of global product management and strategy, based in London. Last year she took on the role the ANZ managing director, after a stint with the company in Singapore.

Adobe says she has more than 25 years experience leading and motivating management teams across data, software and analytics businesses, inlcuding senior roles at Visa Europe, CACI London and Morgan Stanley.

Robson says Steele brings extensive experience to the Adobe team.

“She is a customer-centric leader who understands the importance of client relationships to competitive differentiation and growth,” Robson says.

“Adobe ANZ is at the forefront of a market where no industry is immune from digital disruption,” he says.

“We are focused on supporting our customers to deliver exceptional experiences, and excited by the opportunities to expand our market position and take our busienss to new levels.”

Steele says she’s energised by the momentum in the business and the opportunity ahead in the market.

Robson also paid tribute to Skelton, saying the Australian and New Zealand businesses had enjoyed significant growth under his leadership and has a committed team in place.

Steele's appointment at Adobe has seen Andrew Black promoted to the role of Australia and New Zealand managing director for Experian. Black has been with the company 15 years.

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