Menu
​Wendy O’Keeffe joins Dicker Data as non-executive director

​Wendy O’Keeffe joins Dicker Data as non-executive director

Industry veteran becomes first non-executive director to be appointed to the Dicker Data board since 2011 listing.

Wendy O’Keeffe - Non-Executive Director, Dicker Data

Wendy O’Keeffe - Non-Executive Director, Dicker Data

Dicker Data has appointed Wendy O’Keeffe as non-executive director, with the industry veteran returning to distribution after exiting Westcon-Comstor in late 2016.

Effective immediately, O’Keeffe becomes the first non-executive director to be appointed to the Dicker Data board since the company listed on the ASX in 2011.

“I’m very pleased to welcome Wendy to our Board,” Dicker Data chairman and CEO, David Dicker, said. “She brings great experience from our own industry and I am sure she will be a real benefit to the company.”

With a wealth of experience across the channel, particularly in distribution, O’Keeffe brings over 25 years of expertise and knowledge to the table, having held management roles at Westcon-Comstor and Tech Pacific, before it was acquired by Ingram Micro.

As reported exclusively by ARN, O’Keeffe revealed plans to vacate her role as executive vice president of Asia Pacific of Westcon-Comstor in August 2016, leaving the distributor at the end of November last year.

“After 15 and a half years it’s time for a change,” O’Keeffe told ARN at the time. “I’ve grown up with the business and it’s at a critical point in its evolution.

“My passion is around business development and when I took over the regional role seven years ago, we had just over two countries and now we have 12 countries across the region, each with headcount.

“It’s been an enormous expansion effort from our side and I’ve enjoyed the journey immensely. When I reflect back on what I’m passionate about and what inspires me most, it’s this aspect of the business.”

O'Keeffe took up the regional role in 2009, after serving as managing director of Westcon Group across Australia and New Zealand.

Before joining the distributor in 2001, O’Keeffe held several senior management roles during a 10 year stint at Tech Pacific, covering both sides of the Tasman before the company was acquired by Ingram Micro in 2004.

Known for her extensive IT and distribution experience in the market, O’Keeffe was inducted into the ARN Hall of Fame in 2011, and has keynoted the Women in ICT Industry Awards for ARN and Reseller News in Australia and New Zealand respectively.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Dicker DataWestcon-Comstor

Featured

Slideshows

Leading female front runners of the Kiwi ICT industry honoured at 2019 WIICTA

Leading female front runners of the Kiwi ICT industry honoured at 2019 WIICTA

Reseller News has honoured the leading female front runners of the New Zealand ICT industry at the 2019 Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) in Auckland. The awards recognised standout individuals across six categories, spanning Entrepreneur, Rising Star, Shining Star, Community, Technical and Achievement. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Leading female front runners of the Kiwi ICT industry honoured at 2019 WIICTA
Reseller News kicks off awards season in 2019 with Judges' Lunch

Reseller News kicks off awards season in 2019 with Judges' Lunch

The 2019 Reseller News Innovation Awards has kicked off with the Judges Lunch in Auckland with 70 judges in the voting panel. The awards will reflect the changing dynamics of the channel, recognising excellence across customer value and innovation - spanning start-ups, partners, distributors and vendors. Photos by Christine Wong.

Reseller News kicks off awards season in 2019 with Judges' Lunch
Reseller News welcomes industry figures for 2019 Hall of Fame lunch

Reseller News welcomes industry figures for 2019 Hall of Fame lunch

Reseller News welcomed 2018 inductees - Chris Simpson, Kendra Ross and Phill Patton - to the third running of the Reseller News Hall of Fame lunch, held at the French Cafe in Auckland. The inductees discussed the changing landscape of the technology industry in New Zealand, while outlining ways to attract a new breed of players to the ecosystem. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Reseller News welcomes industry figures for 2019 Hall of Fame lunch
Show Comments