Foster announces departure from Harris Technology

Foster announces departure from Harris Technology

After 27 years with the Coles Myer Group, Harris Technology managing director, David Foster, has announced his resignation from the company.

Foster told ARN he would remain in the position until the end of October. The company would focus on finding a new person to take the position immediately, he said.

The decision to leave was not prompted by any internal issues or strategies within the business, Foster said.

In an internal email to staff on Friday, managing director of Officeworks and Foster's manager, Launa Inman, said he had resigned from the company to pursue other opportunities.

"I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation to David for the valuable contribution he has made to Harris Technology and Coles Myer," the statement reads.

"As we search for a replacement for David we will look for opportunities for Harris Technology and Officeworks to work more closely together to delight customers and leverage the scale of the Group."

Foster was appointed to the managing director's role at Harris at its Sydney head office in July 2002. Prior to that, he held senior management positions at Liquorland and e.colesmyer.

"David was appointed managing director of Harris Technology with responsibility for the ongoing development and direction of the corporate business and new e-commerce initiatives," Inman stated. "David has expanded the business from its Sydney base to become a leading national reseller of technology to businesses."

In response, Foster said he was proud at what the team at Harris Technology had achieved.

"I'm pleased at where Harris has gone," he said. "It has been going very strongly in a range of different areas. It has become a truly national reseller, now in the top two or three IT resellers in the country."

Foster said he had not yet decided on his next choice of career, but said he would aim to work in Sydney.

"I'm going to take a break and look over the opportunities," he said.

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