EMC's ANZ channel and alliances general manager David Henderson will retire at the end of 2010 after eight years with the company.
However, he will continue to consult to EMC after that.
Henderson says he wants to "clear the decks" on entering a new life stage.
"I have not finished working, but [am] doing something different with my life. It’s goodbye, but not farewell.”
Prior to EMC, Henderson worked for companies such as 3M, Toshiba, AST, 3Com and Tech Pacific.