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New faces due at Symantec and Gen-i in 2006

New faces due at Symantec and Gen-i in 2006

Symantec and Gen-i will feature new faces amongst their respective management teams next year.

After over nine years, Symantec country manager Richard Batchelar is leaving the company.

Batchelar held the role since 1999 and is said to be still deciding on his next move.

Symantec vice president for the Pacific region David Sykes says he is actively looking for a replacement and hopes to have someone on board at the start of its new financial year in April.

“Right now we are keeping our eye on the ball getting this quarter closed and will then look for a new leader to take us to the next step,” he says.

Sykes says after over nine years with Symantec, Batchelar is taking a well-earned break, while he considers his options.

“He has spoken about several opportunities and I am not sure what he will proceed with. Someone with Richard’s creativity will not remain underground for long,” says Sykes.

Symantec is also looking to appoint a business development manager in Wellington in the New Year, says Sykes.

Meanwhile Gen-i has moved swiftly to replace one of its high profile departures.

It has appointed Jo Allison to take over as head of marketing strategy and channels from Donna Fyfe who leaves next February.

Allison was previously business manager in Gen-i’s business solutions and professional services division and has been with parent company Telecom for nine years.

Fyfe joined Gen-i last November from HP where she was personal systems group manager.

The company has not yet announced a replacement for head of sales John Bessey who joined the company in May and also departs in February.

Like Batchelar, both Fyfe and Bessey are yet to reveal their future plans.

Still at the IT services giant, Patrick Kouwenhoven has been appointed to lead its newly created project management office (PMO) and project services division.

Kouwenhoven has been with parent Telecom for over two years, most recently as project services manager in the Advanced Solutions division, which merged with Gen-i after its acquisition.


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