Google Australia boss quits

Will head up Google's operation in France

Google Australia boss Nick Leeder has quit his post and will move overseas to run the organisation’s operation in France.

Leeder was MD at Google’s local operation for two years and prior to that, was CEO of The Australian and chief operating officer at Fairfax Digital.

Leeder studied an MBA at graduate business school INSEAD in France and his wife is French, a Mumbrella report said on Monday.

An advertisement for an Australia/New Zealand country director was posted on the Google Jobs site over the weekend asking for someone to “manage ANZ operations, including the development and execution of the overall ANZ strategy.”

“My time with Google Australia and New Zealand has been one of the highlights of my career,” Leeder said in a statement.

“The team here is doing tremendous things to help local partners, advertisers, and users. It’s been an honour to be part of it. I look forward to watching Google’s contribution to Australia and New Zealand grow in the coming years.”

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