Michelle Tea has joined Microsoft Australia as services director.
Tea will be responsible for the consulting and enterprise support division of Microsoft Australia, which helps businesses to maximise the return on investments in Microsoft products and technologies.
She will manage a team of professionals that quicken adoption, restructure deployment and optimise the use of Microsoft IT solutions and formulate new IT initiatives for its customers.
Microsoft Australia managing director, Pip Marlow, said, “Michelle comes to this strategic role with a strong track record in managing IT services delivery to Australian businesses.”
Tea was formerly OEM director, where she was responsible for directing Microsoft Australia’s business with its partners – including OEMs, distributors, resellers and retailers in ensuring a healthy sales ecosystem.
Prior to that she also served as Microsoft Australia’s NSW public sector director since in 2008.
Tea has had experience in the IT and services sector for 23 years and previously held senior roles with Dimension Data, including a spell as NSW state manager, before joining Microsoft Australia.
She intends to use her operational experience in enabling the services team to help enterprise and public sector customers succeed, particularly in evaluating and moving to cloud solutions.
The company also recently appointed Evan Williams as SMB and partner group director in replacement of Paul Voges.