Network Associates appoints MD

Network Associates has appointed Ashley Wearne in a newly created role as managing director for Australia and New Zealand.

Wearne, whose appointment takes effect immediately, will be based in Sydney. He joins Network Associates following a six-year career at Novell, most recently as managing director, Australia and New Zealand. Before Novell, Wearne spent 10 years with Unisys in various sales and marketing positions in Australia and the UK.

In his new role at Network Associates, which has just had a local restructure, Wearne will be responsible for business functions and sales operations for Australia and New Zealand, including McAfee, Magic and Sniffer product lines, and further building of Network Associates' antivirus, security, helpdesk and network availability offerings.

Wearne will report to Ang Miah Boon, the vice president and managing director for Network Associates Asia Pacific, based in Singapore.