Netegrity brings in boss for A/NZ startup

US e-commerce infrastructure company Netegrity has opened an office in Sydney to manage its operations in Australia and NZ, and has appointed Chris Vickers as country manager. Vickers has been involved with sales within hi-tech companies in the Asia/Pacific region for about 20 years.

Vickers joined Netegrity from Micromuse, where he was Asia/Pacific regional manager. He has also been vice president of business development for ASEAN company Semiconductor Ventures International, and has held a number of senior positions at Unisys in Australia and the UK.

A spokesman for Netegrity said Australia and NZ are relatively young markets for the company, yet both are highly responsive to new technologies and solutions. "As demand for secure portal management solutions has increased, we felt it was vital to establish a concrete presence in this market space," the spokesman explained.

Around the traps

Ian Dart has been appointed vice president of application services in CSC's Australian Group. A BHP veteran of 30 years, he was president of BHP IT when it was acquired by CSC early this month. At CSC he will now report to Mary Jo Morris, president of the Application Services Division, and regionally to George Bell, CEO and managing director of the Australian Group.

Stuart Mills has been appointed NSW state manager for Internet infrastructure service provider VivaNet, which is due to make a backdoor listing on the ASX next month. Mills has spent five years with Telstra and accumulated a further five years at Datacraft and Com Tech Communications. He joins VivaNet on July 1.

David Spence, former CEO of OzEmail, has lifted his involvement at Access1 by moving from chairman to executive chairman. Other board positions are unchanged, although the company has appointed Sam Middlmas company secretary and Shaunagh Eagan as AccessTV content manager.

Peter Gale, CEO of Western Australian telco Swiftel, has been appointed a director of the company.

Michael Gurry has been appointed to the board of online insurance broker Insurance My Way. Although he has been managing director of HBF Health Fund since 1998, he will be better known within this industry for his spell as managing director of DMR Group Australia and for a 17 year term with IBM, which included a period as WA state manager.

Recent board appointments at listed company Sustainable Technologies Australia included Philip Weinman, who founded HiSoft Computers in 1982. That company was later acquired by HBA in 1987.

Craig Welch has resigned from the board of Sausage Software in the wake of its takeover of SMS Consulting.

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