Tuesday, 03 September 2019 12:30

New appointments boost Sophos’ APAC executive team

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Jon Fox, Sophos Jon Fox, Sophos

Sophos has beefed up its Asia Pacific channel team with a number of new executive appointments including appointing Jon Fox as channel director for the Asia Pacific Japan region.

Fox, who has spent more than 12 years in distribution in both Australia and the UK, joined Sophos in 2016 as the channel director for ANZ and previously held management roles with Ingram Micro and Arrow Electronics.

In his new role Fox will remain in Sydney and will be responsible for defining and executing Sophos’ channel strategy in APJ and aligned with the company’s global direction.

Other appointments announced by Sophos include Natasha Lambert who has been promoted into Fox’s previous role as channel director, Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), while Sonia Chamberlain has assumed the role of distribution and SMB manager, ANZ, Lambert’s previous role.

Lambert has more than 16 years’ experience in the IT channel and has held roles with Ingram Micro and Westcon-Comstor, and Sonia Chamberlain has worked in the IT channel community for more than 15 years, during which time she’s held roles with Westcon-Comstor and Ingram Micro.

Commenting on Fox’s appointment, Gavin Struthers, regional vice president, Asia Pacific and Japan, Sophos said: “Over the past three years, Jon has made a significant contribution to the Australia and New Zealand channel community as well as Sophos’ channel-first reputation.

“I’m excited to see Sophos promote from within and look forward to Jon accelerating our joint growth and success with our APJ partners.”

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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