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Dimension Data Australia Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

  • 27 October, 2004 11:15

<p>- Ken Westwood Appointed COO as Scott Petty moves to Global Position -</p>
<p>Sydney, 27 October 2004 – Ken Westwood has been appointed chief operating officer (COO) Dimension Data Australia, following Scott Petty’s promotion to global executive for Dimension Data’s services division.</p>
<p>Ken takes on responsibility for all operational aspects of Dimension Data Australia’s business, providing strategy and accurate forecasting performance analysis. He is also responsible for the overall profitability of the company as well as negotiating major sales deals.</p>
<p>Ken joined Dimension Data Australia in April 2004 as general manager, solutions from TouchBase where he was managing director, Australia and New Zealand. Prior to this, he has worked for Avaya, Lucent Technologies, AT&amp;T, NEC, Nortel and Telstra in senior management roles.</p>
<p>Ken brings to the role exceptional skills and experience in business leadership, professional service and sales management developed through his extensive experience in the IT services industry.</p>
<p>Scott Petty leaves Dimension Data Australia’s COO position to join the global team in London in the role of global executive, services.</p>
<p>As global executive, services Scott will be focused on driving significant growth for Dimension Data around the world, particularly in Europe and the US. Improvement of service delivery efficiencies throughout the Dimension Data group will also be on the agenda, with the geographical area of his work encompassing the five continents in which Dimension Data operates, including Australia.</p>
<p>Scott Petty has been with the Australian branch since 1991 when he started as senior consultant for the professional services division. Since then he has moved through the roles of CIO and most recently COO in November 2001. His experience in the IT industry, primarily in services, brings a depth of industry and company knowledge to the role at both a strategic and operational level.</p>
<p>Services are key to Dimension Data’s strategy and Scott, in his new position, will be responsible for driving this, together with his management team.</p>
<p>Scott admits to two points of apprehension in this role - he doesn’t want his two sons supporting England in the cricket and he is not looking forward to riding his Vespa in London weather.</p>
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<p>About Dimension Data
Dimension Data plc (LSE:DDT) is a specialist IT services and solution provider that helps clients plan, build and support their IT infrastructures. Dimension Data applies its expertise in networking, security, operating environments, storage and contact centre technologies and its unique skills in consulting, integration and managed services to create customised client solutions.</p>

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