Careers spotlight: Hires and fires

A wrap of the local industry’s job appointments.

A wrap of the local industry’s job appointments

Microsoft Australia

Microsoft Australia has appointed Michael Gration as director of Public Sector Group in Australia.

In the role, Gration will be responsible for the sales and marketing of government accounts, including defence, education and health.

Gration precedes Pip Marlow, who was recently appointed managing director of the company, and leaves behind the role of director for health and human services.

According to Marlow, Gration is a “natural” for the role following his position in the health sector.

“I look forward to working closely with Michael as he adds his passion for our customers, partners and people to the senior leadership team at Microsoft Australia,” Marlow said in a statement.

Joining Microsoft in 2006, Gration has previously worked both locally and internationally within the federal markets.

“This new role brings an exciting opportunity for me professionally, since it enables me to widen my engagement with all levels of government, from health reforms to educational IT initiatives,” he said.

“On a personal level, having two children of my own, I firmly believe that technology can further educational transformation, helping the way students learn and grow.”

Everjoy Consulting

Australian based recruitment firm, Everjoy Consulting, has appointed Dean Staples to head up the IT infrastructure and development market sector.

The firm’s director, Adrian Everett, said increased demand across the infrastructure and development markets was the motivation behind the appointment.

Staples said he was "extremely pleased” with the appointment which will brings an opportunity to partner with Everyjoy’s customers and deliver consultative recruitment and assist customers with their delivery.


After 25 years with IBM, A/NZ managing director, Glen Boreham, has resigned from the company. He has been replaced by Andrew Stevens who was managing partner for IBM’s global business services division. Stevens joined IBM in 2002 as part of IBM’s acquisition of Price Waterhouse Coopers consulting business.

In a statement, Boreham said he made a decision to leave in order to spend more time with his family before considering new challenges.

Boreham had been managing director for five years. During this time he led the company to double digit growth and negotiated outsourcing contracts with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank and the Queensland government.

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