SAP ANZ appoints chief operating officer, creates new exec role

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SAP ANZ appoints chief operating officer, creates new exec role

SAP Australia and New Zealand appointed Phil Cameron as its chief operating officer, replacing Pete Andrew who will be stepping into a newly created role as head of industries ANZ.

Cameron was previously the managing director at SAP New Zealand.

In his new role as COO, Cameron will seek to deliver on ambitious growth strategies for Australia and New Zealand, as well as drive the success and advocacy of customers through effective sponsorship and partnership.

According to SAP, both appointments look to broaden and strengthen SAP’s leadership team across Australia and New Zealand and provide increased value and an exceptional experience to customers.

Damien Bueno, President and Managing Director, SAP Australia and New Zealand said, “We have bold ambitions for the year ahead."

“Creating the Head of Industries role and broadening the breadth of the ANZ leadership team is a significant strategic investment in delivering for our customers and furthering our cloud ambitions.”

Cameron has 25 years’ experience working with and alongside SAP. He joined SAP Australia for the second time in 2015 to assume responsibility for SAP’s relationship with the New South Wales Government after holding senior leadership positions in the technology industry in both New Zealand and Australia.  

Cameron said, “As a business with 50 years of experience helping companies become more intelligent enterprises, SAP continues to be at the forefront of business innovation.

“My focus as COO Australia and New Zealand will be on continuing to drive business momentum and streamline how we operate, to better serve current, new and prospective customers. I’m thrilled for what 2022 will bring and look forward to delivering more incredible results.”

Joining SAP in 2005, Andrew has experienced numerous roles across both consulting and product lines within the business. During his time as chief operating officer, to which he was appointed in 2017, Pete was focused on driving the operations behind the cloud transformation of the ANZ business, building strong relationships with customers and partners and driving key pillars of SAP’s People strategy, including  leadership trust and the attraction and retention of emerging talent at SAP.

Andrew said, “By focusing on our cloud strategy and ensuring deep collaboration across SAP and our partners, I am confident that we will be able to help even more organisations across ANZ, no matter their industry, accelerate their move to the cloud and, ultimately, improve the agility and resilience of their operations.”

Cameron will continue to be based in Auckland, while Andrew remains in Sydney. The recruitment process for Cameron’s successor as managing director, SAP New Zealand, is underway.

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