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Symantec appoints NZ Country Manager

Michelle Amery has been appointed as the new country manager for the Symantec Enterprise and Consumer business in New Zealand, effective 1 January 2013.

Amery, who has been the consumer country manager since August this year, will take on the expanded role reporting to Pacific region vice president & managing director Brenton Smith with a dotted line to Matthew Drake, senior director, consumer business, Pacific region.

As the country manager for New Zealand, the security company says Amery will be responsible for the day to day operations of the business including sales, channels, distribution and systems engineering.

Amery will be responsible for leading the New Zealand team across both Auckland and Wellington.

First joining Symantec in 1991, Amery held a number of senior roles including running the Latin America business, establishing the global sales operations group, and leading Asia Pacific.

Amery left Symantec in 2005 however, returning to New Zealand where she was involved in the startup of two companies.

“I’m delighted to be back at Symantec and taking up this opportunity to lead the New Zealand business for both enterprise and consumer,” Amery says.

“Symantec has evolved tremendously in the last seven years and I’m looking forward to getting to know our customers and partners here.”

Michelle’s appointment follows the decision of Lucas Salter, current country manager for New Zealand, to relocate back to Australia for family reasons, taking on a new role based in Melbourne.

“Lucas is a highly valued member of the Symantec team and while we’re disappointed his time in New Zealand got cut short, we’d like to thank him for all he has done in this market," Smith says.

"We’re pleased he is able to take up a new role with us in Melbourne.

“Symantec has been operating in New Zealand for more than 15 years and over this time we’ve continued to build a strong team.

"2013 promises to be an exciting year with the continued momentum of trends such as mobile, cloud and virtualisation, against a backdrop of increasingly sophisticated security threats and customers dealing with the challenge of managing huge volumes of data.

"Michelle is a highly experienced leader and we’re delighted to have her take on this new role.”

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