UPDATED: IBM boss, Glen Boreham, quits post

UPDATED: IBM boss, Glen Boreham, quits post

Andrew Stevens crowned as local boss as Glen Boreham departs for personal reasons

IBM's new managing director, Andrew Stevens

IBM's new managing director, Andrew Stevens

IBM Australia’s managing director, Glen Boreham, has left the company citing personal reasons. His replacement has been confirmed as former managing partner for IBM Global Business Services Growth Markets, Andrew Stevens.

Boreham’s decision was announced internally to IBM staff today. According to a spokesperson, he wanted more time with his family and new challenges.

"He leaves IBM having delivered strong revenue growth throughout the GFC, secured an IBM Research & Development Lab in Australia and closed out a year of significant wins including Westpac, NAB and NBN Co," IBM said in a statement.

"Stevens joined IBM in 2002 as part of IBM’s acquisition of Price Waterhouse Coopers' consulting business. He joined (PWC) in 1981."

Boreham was a long-term IBM employee and joined its Sydney office in 1986. He spent more then eight years at IBM Japan and UK.

The former managing director was part of the company throughout its boom years as well as after it sold much of its business to Chinese vendor, Lenovo. He became the local MD in 2006 after the previous MD, Phillip Bullock, was promoted.

The news comes one day after Microsoft announced a change of top leadership in Australia with Tracey Fellows replaced by Pip Marlow as general manager.

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