McQuarrie leaves Express Online

McQuarrie leaves Express Online

General manager resigns her post after over three years at the helm

Express Online general manager, Alison McQuarrie, has resigned from her position after more than three years at the helm.

Managing director of the distributor's parent company Express Data, Ross Cochrane, said McQuarrie wanted to spend more time at home with her children. He said the team was now scouring internal and external candidates for her replacement and hoped to have a new general manager within weeks.

McQuarrie joined Express Online over six years ago and took the general manager’s reins from founding general manager, David Gage, who has since moved on to Dimension Data.

In her time with the online distributor, she has had two kids but taken just three months off.

“It’s disappointing to lose her, but I’m pleased for Alison – I think she’ll probably be back with us at some stage,” Cochrane said. “Because we’ve known for some time about her leaving, it’s been a good opportunity for me to be more involved in the day-to-day business there.”

Express Online now has 17 staff. The company focuses on delivering products and software licensing through an online-only model.

“We’re still getting strong growth in Express Online and think that it’s the model is appropriate for the environment we are in,” Cochrane said. “It’s highly efficient and will cope well with the conditions out in the market.”

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