IBM has appointed Katrina Troughton as its first female managing director of Australia and New Zealand. 

She will be replacing David La Rose who has been promoted to general manager at IBM partner ecosystem based in the US.

Troughton has spent 28 years at the company in various local, regional and global roles. She has held leadership positions in ANZ and Asia Pacific for IBM’s analytics, cloud and software businesses.

Katrina Troughton, MD, IBM ANZ

Prior to this role, she was the vice president for enterprise and commercial sales for APAC where she revitalised the region’s skills agenda and led a team to deliver growth in IBM’s cloud, software and infrastructure business.

Troughton said, “There is an incredibly diverse and talented team at IBM ANZ, and I look forward to continuing the work done to date in leading business and cultural transformation at IBM.

“I have a great sense of pride in taking on this role and continuing to build on the trust and confidence our clients have in IBM to help them drive innovation and digital reinvention.”

David La Rose has led the Australian and New Zealand business since October 2017.

IBM said with a history of leading growth in IBM’s business partner and channel ecosystem across Asia Pacific and Europe, La Rose’s new role builds on this experience to assume global responsibility for the company’s business partner organisation.

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