SAP Appoints New Directors in Consulting and Human Resources

August 27, 2003 by SAP News 0

Sydney, AustraliaSAP Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) has made two new appointments to its executive team, announcing John Lombard as Consulting Director, and Jo-anne Quirk as Human Resources Director. These appointments come on the back of a strong Q2 performance from SAP, as the company continues to strengthen its operations and positions itself for growth in key industries such as banking and financial services, and public sector.

“The appointments of John Lombard and Jo-anne Quirk are strategic for us, reflecting how critical the human resources and consulting functions are to the ongoing growth and success of SAP,” said Geraldine McBride, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, SAP ANZ.

“Coupled with our broad customer base, established brand and extensive suite of solutions, I have every confidence that these appointments will further strengthen our offering to the market.

“Jo-anne in particular, will play a significant role as we continue to boost our headcount with the best and brightest people in the industry.”

John Lombard joins SAP as Consulting Director for ANZ, bringing to the position more than 15 years of consulting and IT experience. Lombard spent the last five years working for BearingPoint Australia (formerly KPMG Consulting), where he was responsible for developing the company’s SAP business. His primary role as Consulting Director for SAP ANZ will be to work closely with SAP’s partners to drive the adoption of SAP across key industries and market segments. To achieve this, Lombard will also work closely with Paul Detering, who was recently promoted to Vice President, SAP Consulting Asia Pacific.

Jo-anne Quirk will assume the role of Human Resources Director for ANZ. Prior to joining SAP, Quirk held positions at Unisys and American Express, and also spent time running a human resources consultancy. Quirk will be responsible for driving all human resources initiatives, with a particular focus on building a high performance culture, and developing employee programs in key areas such as training, succession planning and personal development. As part of the ANZ executive team, Quirk will ensure the human resources function is closely aligned with the strategic objectives of the company.

“Our aim is to attract and retain the top talent in the industry, and these appointments demonstrate our ongoing commitment to achieving this.”