Careers spotlight: Hires and fires

A wrap of the local industry's job appointments

A wrap of the local industry's job appointments


Nokia has appointed Chris Carr as general manager of its Australia and New Zealand operations.

Carr takes over from Emile Baak who departs the company following two and half years to return to Europe.

Carr, formerly Nokia’s vice president for sales in South East Asia Pacific, said he was looking forward to moving back to Australia.

In addition, Steve Lewis has been appointed head of sales for Nokia A/NZ and Greg Clark will take on the head of retail position for A/NZ.

Lewis returns to the country from Dubai, where he headed Nokia’s marketing organisation in Middle East Africa. Clark moves over from New Zealand where he was responsible for the Vodafone NZ account for Nokia.

Both appointments start immediately and will report to Carr.


Global enterprise applications company, IFS, has announced the appointment of Rob McCarthy as general manager and Kevin West as solution architect in Western Australia, coinciding with the opening of a new office in Perth.

McCarthy will be responsible for developing and implementing a new sales strategy in the state, focusing on industry sectors such as mining, oil and gas and construction.

West will provide sales support and technical expertise around the implementation of IFS applications.

Previously, McCarthy held sales, pre-sales and project management roles for various companies providing business applications in Ireland, the UK and Australia.

West joins IFS from Evolution Future Solutions where he held the role of practice manager for SAP Business One in Western Australia. He has experience working as an ERP consultant and has a technical background with in SAP, Epicor, Oracle and Microsoft ERP solutions.


Symantec Corporation has announced Greg Sly as its new director, sales, public sector, for the Pacific region.

Sly will report to vice president and managing director, Craig Scroggie, and be responsible for federal government sales and strengthening the company in the public sector. He will also be responsible for business in South Australia.

Sly joined Symantec in 2007 and has knowledge of the A/NZ public sector markets and sales experience specialising in security, storage and systems management software. He began his career as a research scientist for the Australian Institute of Sport.

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