Fellows said she was both 'confident and proud' handing the reins over to Marlow, stating today that she had contributed much to the company and deserved the appointement. 'Pip's local experience gives her many strong customer and partner relationships that will continue to grow in this new role,' she said.
For her own part, Marlow said she was 'excited' by the opportunity, and noted it was a period of significant change in the industry as businesses and consumers adopted cloud computing solutions. Microsoft has recently unveiled a marketing push in Australia aimed at promoting awareness of its cloud solutions.
Marlow might have had an illustrious career in the technology sector - but that doesn't mean the executive doesn't need to let her hair down. According to what appears to be the executive's Twitter profile, she recently attended the Oprah Winfrey show when it hit Sydney, with Marlow posting a number of photos of the stage using the Twitpic image sharing site.
'Getting ready for a cocktail party with Oprah - what to wear!' she wrote on 11 December. And on 7 December, to Fellows, 'I had a disco light happening in one room.' And on 4 December the executive congratulated Fellows on her appointment. 'She will be missed here!', she wrote.
On 30 November the executive wrote she was 'out at party with cool chicks', and earlier it appeared that Marlow had climbed Mt Kosciuzko as part of a charity effort for the Humpty Dumpty Foundation. 'Made it up and down Mt Kosi,' she wrote. 'Snow fight a moment I will never forget.'
And previously: 'Made the summit. Missing champagne!'
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