FORMER Cisco New Zealand boss Tim Hemingway has left his senior post with the company in Australia after less than a year.
Cisco will not comment on the matter but has confirmed his departure. “That’s not something we’d comment about publicly,” Sydney-based spokesman Peter Witts says. “There will be a replacement in the next few months.” Hemingway’s departure as manger of ACT state, Cisco’s second largest market behind NSW state in Asia Pacific, preceded the exit of another senior staff member, commercial director Kip Cole. Witts says the two events are unrelated. “Those two things did not happen at once.” He would not say exactly when the pair left but sources say Hemingway departed in April.
They say Hemingway plans to return to New Zealand at the end of the year to sell property. Reseller News reported Hemingway’s promotion to Canberra last May, at which time he said the posting was a step up from his country manager job in New Zealand. “It’s a complete management role. I won’t have any accounts,” he said at the time.
Hemingway’s move ends a nine-year career at the networking company. He was the New Zealand boss for three-and-a-half of those years and was succeeded by the company’s Sydney sales manager David Barker.
Hemingway could not be reached for comment at the time of going to press.