IBM A/NZ boss Andrew Stevens retires

An internal replacement has been found, but not yet named

IBM has confirmed that veteran, Andrew Stevens, has retired from his post as the company’s Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ) managing director.

While the exact date of his departure is yet to be confirmed, a spokesperson has confirmed to ARN that Stevens has retired.

It has also been confirmed that Stevens' successor has been identified and will come from within IBM's ranks. The replacement but has not yet been named.

Stevens joined IBM in 2002 as a result of IBM’s purchase of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ consulting business; he led the integration work of the two in Asia-Pacific (APAC). Under IBM, he started as APAC global business services lead, a role he held for seven years before being promoted to managing partner for growth markets in 2009.

He was appointed to the helm of IBM’s A/NZ operations in January 2011.

Stevens’ career at Price Waterhouse commenced in 1981, and prior to the merger with Coopers and Lybrand in 1998, he was chief operation officer (COO) of Price Waterhouse Management Consulting across APAC.

Having been credited with overseeing the merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers and Lybrand in A/NZ, Stevens continued as COO of the joint venture in 2000.

Avnet A/NZ vice-president and general manager, Darren Adams, said the distributor - a partner of IBM's - is "sorry for see Stevens go; he has done a great job."

The departure will not impact the two parties' existing, global partnership.

"For Avnet, it's mostly business as usual," Adams said. "We have a great global relationship with IBM and a great history working together locally."

More to come.

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