Changing of the guard at Microsoft NZ

Published on the 03/07/2015 | Written by Vendor - media release

The local subsidiary of Microsoft is getting a new MD as Barrie Sheers is set to succeed Paul Muckleston…

A native Kiwi, Sheers has returned to New Zealand after more than 30 years working abroad for a wide variety of international tech businesses across the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) and APAC regions. Most recently, Sheers was VP and GM for Dell’s APAC Software Group.

Sheers said there is a transformation happening at Microsoft. “You can see it in the accelerated pace of innovation, the renewed passion and energy of our people and the value that customers and partners tell us we are delivering to them.”

Muckleston has served as MD since 2010. He said the company is implementing a planned and structured transition from his leadership to that of Sheers. The two men will be working closely together over the coming months to ensure a smooth induction process.

Sheers officially joins on July 6th 2015, and will report directly to Microsoft APAC president Cesar Cernuda.
Muckleston confirmed that he will be staying with the company.

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