Peter Sandilands, founding regional director of Check Point Software Technologies Australia and New Zealand has resigned and will leave the company at the end of March.
Sandilands said "establishing the company's direct presence here has been a rewarding and exciting challenge".
"However, I'm an entrepreneur at heart and the company has evolved to the point where I feel it should be now be captained by someone who enjoys the dynamics of a corporate role," Sandilands said.
With more than 25 years experience in the industry, Sandilands is widely quoted on issues relating to security, networking and ICT as a tool.
Before he joined Check Point in 1997, Sandilands was also involved in establishing Novell's presence in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
Limor Bakal, vice president, international sales and marketing, at Check Point, will hold the reins Sandilands' successor is appointed.