Wednesday, 01 August 2018 11:03

SAP veteran Cameron appointed to top job in New Zealand

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Phil Cameron, SAP New Zealand Phil Cameron, SAP New Zealand

Global software giant SAP has appointed company veteran Phil Cameron as managing director of its New Zealand business.

Cameron will be responsible for all SAP customer operations in New Zealand and joins the company’s Australia and New Zealand leadership team, reporting directly to president of the ANZ region, Damien Bueno.

He joined SAP Australia for the second time in 2015 to assume responsibility for SAP’s relationship with the New South Wales Government, after holding senior leadership positions in the technology industry in both New Zealand and Australia.

Previous industry executive positions held by Cameron included chief executive of SAP partner Innogence, senior manager for  Deloitte in New Zealand, and client partner for SAP in Queensland.

Cameron has served as an officer in the Royal New Zealand Air Force and is a chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand.

Commenting on the appointment, he said, “There is a huge opportunity for SAP and our partner ecosystem in New Zealand, as it is the home to some of our most strategic customers who are at the forefront of technology innovation. I look forward to returning home to New Zealand to work with our customers and partners on their innovation challenges and seeing what impact we can deliver for New Zealand and beyond.”

Damien Bueno, president and managing director, SAP Australia and New Zealand said, “The success of our business in New Zealand is crucial to the success of the Australia and New Zealand market unit. New Zealand is home to some of our most strategic customers, and a first-class team of SAP employees.

“Phil Cameron is a proven leader, and I look forward to working with him to continue driving a customer-focused business and delivering meaningful and lasting social impact in New Zealand.”

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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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