Non-profit trade association for the IT industry, CompTIA, has named its new inaugural A/NZ channel community executive council.
HubOne managing director, Nick Beaugeard, will serve as the organisation’s new chair while Kaseya Asia-Pacific and Japan sales director, Kellie Hackney, will sit alongside him as its vice-chair.
Other elected CompTIA A/NZ executive council members include Westcon A/NZ director of vendor alliances, Phil Cameron; The Missing Link general manager, Karen Drewitt; Avnet director of sales and group services, Mark Johnston; Nexus IT principal, Sean Murphy; Citrix channel sales manager, Belinda Ross; Staples general manager, Karl Sice; and Distribution Central CEO, Nick Verykios.
Channel Dynamics director and CompTIA A/NZ channel community director, Moheb Moses, said the executive council is represented by a good mix of industry professionals.
“It’s great to have a mix of vendors, distributors and resellers represented in the new executive council. There is also a good balance between large and small companies, and men and women, which means we can genuinely address the needs of the community,” he said.
Beaugeard claimed the executive council will help drive the A/NZ channel community by encouraging collaboration between IT resellers, solution providers, distributors, vendors and channel associates locally.
“I’m honoured to have been named chair of the CompTIA ANZ Executive Council. I look forward to working together with this great team of IT executives to achieve our shared goal of a healthy, innovative, and prosperous local IT landscape,” he said.
Hackney mentioned it will help local IT organisations identify and address challenges by creating an open, vendor-neutral, industry forum to address common goals and issues; develops initiatives that serve the entire A/NZ channel; educates the A/NZ channel on best business practices and technology trends; and offers networking opportunities.“The local IT industry is poised to take the next step in its evolution and, with the help of CompTIA, embrace a new era of collaboration. I’m excited to take on the role of vice chair and help drive opportunities for the IT industry in A/NZ,” she added.